Sundays In Bed With… The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna

Sundays in Bed With… is a meme that dares to ask you what book has been in your bed this morning and is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed with, or which book you wish you had time to read today!


Hello, reader!

It has been a lazy Sunday here and lazy Sundays are perfect for reading. What book have I been spending my day with this lovely Sunday? It’s the sequel to one of my favorite reads of last year and one of my most anticipated reads of 2022! I’ve been eager to read this book, so was very excited to be included in the TBR & Beyond Tours book tour for it.

Now, let me tell you more about this read that has re-captured my imagination!


My Sunday Read Is…

The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna

I’ve dived right back into the world that Namina Forna has created and it is just as captivating the second time around! It throws us right into the action, with Deka and crew dealing with the consequences of the end of book one, The Gilded Ones. There are strange things happening and I’m captivated by all that is going on! This is just as vivid and cinematic as the first one. I’m not sure how this is going to end but, if what I’ve read so far has been incredible!

Goodreads Synopsis

Fans of The Gilded Ones and Children of Blood and Bone will love the second book in an epic fantasy series about a girl who is the key to saving the empire–or its greatest threat.

It’s been six months since Deka has freed the goddesses and discovered who she really is. There are now wars waging across the kingdom. Otereans now think jatu are traitors to the nation. Deka is called a monster.

But the real battle has only just begun and Deka must lead the charge. Deka is tasked with freeing the rest of the goddesses. Only as she begins to free them, she begins to see a strange symbol everywhere in places of worship and worn on armor. There’s something unnatural about that symbol; just looking at it makes Deka lose her senses. Even worse, it seems to repel her powers. She can’t command or communicate with the new deathshrieks. In fact, she can’t even understand them when they speak.

Deka knows freeing the goddesses is just the beginning. She can tell whatever dark force out is powerful and there is something sinister out there threatening the kingdom connected to that symbol–something merciless–that her army will need to stop before humanity crumbles. But Deka’s powers are only getting stronger…and her strongest weapon could be herself.


What are you reading this Sunday? Are you enjoying whatever you are reading? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

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