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The Gilded Ones #2

The Gilded Ones #2

The Merciless Ones (Book 2)

Namina Forna
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The epic, hotly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller The Gilded Ones about a girl with the power to remake her world--or destroy it.


It's been six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is... but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera--a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop.

Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera... or if she might be its greatest threat.

The Merciless Ones is the second thrilling installment of the epic fantasy series in which a young heroine fights against a world that would dare tame her.


Namina Forna is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Gilded Ones, the first book in the epic fantasy trilogy. She has a MFA in film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA from Spelman College. She now works as a screenwriter in LA and loves telling stories with fierce female leads. Visit her on twitter at @NaminaForna and on Instagram at @namina.forna.


  • Publisher: ‎Delacorte Press (May 31, 2022)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Hardcover: ‎464 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎1984848720
  • ISBN-13: ‎9781984848727
  • Reading age: ‎12 - 17 years
  • Grade level: ‎7 - 9
  • Item Weight: ‎1.24 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎5.88 x 1.41 x 8.56 inches
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