Merciless Saviors: A Novel (The Ouroboros #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the The Ouroboros series.


The stunning conclusion to the Ouroboros series, a contemporary fantasy duology in which a teen, Gem, finds out they’re a reincarnated god from another world.

That day at the First Church of Gracie changed everything for Gem Echols, and not just because Marian and Poppy betrayed them. Forced to use the Ouroboros knife on Zephyr, who had kidnapped their parents, Gem now has the power of the God of Air.

While for any other god things might work out okay, the Magician—whose role within the pantheon is to keep the balance—having the power of another god has thrown everything into chaos. The Goddess of Death can now reanimate corpses; the God of Art’s powers are now corrupted and twisted, giving life to his macabre creations; and, while the God of Land has always been able to communicate with creatures of the Earth, now everyone can hear their cries.

As Gem, Rory, and Enzo search for a way to restore the balance without sacrificing themselves, new horrors make them question how far they're willing to go. In the end, Gem may be forced to fully embrace their merciless nature and kill off their own humanity—if it ever really existed in the first place.

About the Author

H.E. Edgmon is an author of queer speculative fiction across genres. Once a stray dog in the rural south, he now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest with a family of his own design. Haunted and hopeful, his work aims to offer levity without flinching from hard truths. In his writing and his daily life, H.E. will always prioritize the pursuit of an Indigenous future, the safety of our most vulnerable, and making a terrible joke whenever possible. His debut series, The Witch King duology, is out now.

Praise For…

"This sequel to Godly Heathens will hurt your heart, but in the exact right way . . . some of Edgmon’s all-time best. " - Booklist

"The violent, difficult external chaos of Gem’s life continues to keep pace with their internal chaos, showcasing the stabilizing power of found family and places of belonging. . .the characters are compelling, rawly emotional, and tenaciously devoted to one another." - School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250853639
ISBN-10: 125085363X
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: The Ouroboros