A mismatched band of mortals and their violent, secretive leader must stand against a pair of resentful gods to save their world in this second volume in Rachel Dunne's breathtaking dark epic fantasy trilogy, The Bound Gods, which began with In the Shadow of the Gods.
To win the coming battle for control of the world and the mortals who dwell in it, the cunning priest Joros secretly assembled a team of powerful fighters—Scal, a lost and damaged swordsman from the North; Vatri, a scarred priestess who claims to see the future in her fires; Anddyr, a drug-addled mage wandering between sanity and madness; and Rora and Aro, a pair of twins who have secretly survived beyond the reach of the law.
But the war is only beginning for these disparate warriors and victory is far from certain when the enemy is a pair of vengeful gods. As the bound Twins strengthen in force against their parents—the Divine Mother and Almighty Father—who exiled them, a shadow begins to spread across the land, threatening to engulf all in its wake.
As deadly magic takes hold, the tenuous bonds tying these uneasy allies begins to unravel. If they cannot find a way to keep their band together, each of their lives—and the entire world—will be lost to the darkness, leaving nothing but the bones of the earth. . . .
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The bound Twins are growing stronger, and soon they will once again be able to challenge their parentsthe Divine Mother and the Almighty Father. Their pursuit of power, though, casts a shadow across the land, creating sharp divisions as an ancient war rises reborn. For most, survival is paramount, but a sly priest named Joros has secretly assembled a disparate group of exceptional people to turn the tide in his favor . . . whichever way that might be.
But they are all still just mortals, and this is a war among gods. Victoryand what that means to the people of this worldis far from certain.
As deadly magic takes hold, the tenuous bonds tying these uneasy allies begin to unravel. If they cannot find a way to keep their band together, each of their livesand the entire worldwill be lost to the darkness, leaving nothing but the bones of the earth. . . .