The Descent of the Drowned

The Descent of the Drowned


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She is bound to serve. He is meant to kill. Survival is their prison. Choice is their weapon.

As the sacred slave of a goddess, Roma is of a lower caste that serves patrons to sustain the balance between gods and men. What she wants is her freedom, but deserters are hunted and hanged, and Roma only knows how to survive in her village where women are vessels without a voice. When her younger brother is condemned to the same wretched fate as hers, Roma must choose between silence and rebellion.

Leviathan is the bastard son of an immortal tyrant. Raised in a military city where everyone knows of his blood relation to the persecuted clans, Leviathan is considered casteless. Lowest of the low. Graduating as one of the deadliest soldiers, he executes in his father's name, displaying his worth. When he faces judgement from his mother's people—the clans—Leviathan must confront his demons and forge his own path, if he ever hopes to reclaim his soul.

But in the struggle to protect the people they love and rebuild their identities, Roma's and Leviathan's destinies interlock as the tyrant hunts an ancient treasure that will doom humankind should it come into his possession—a living treasure to which Roma and Leviathan are the ultimate key.

Set in a colonised Indo-Persian world and inspired by pre-Islamic Arabian mythology, The Descent of the Drowned is a tale about power, identity, and redemption, and what it takes to hold on to one's humanity in the face of devastation.

Title:The Descent of the Drowned
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  • jessica

    there are some books where, no matter how much you want to love it, you just cant click with a story. such is the case with this one. and i think it stems from the fact that this story very much feels...

  • Nicole

    When I first read the premise of The Descent of the Drowned, I was immediately intrigued. A book set in a colonized Indo-Persian world and inspired by pre-Islamic Arabian mythology? Please give it to ...

  • krista ??

    My original revieuw was all of the sudden gone and deleted from this earth , fun so here is the revieuw reposted. i hate , plz sue this site. Anyway HAPPY RELEASE DAY.''But everythin...

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  • Lucie V.

    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley (thank you White Tigress Press). All thoughts and opinions are my own. ✅ Dark atmosphere✅ Writting✅ Characters🆗 Magic system🆗 Pace🆗 Beginnin...

  • Mash

    *.·:·.☽✧ Will get back To ✧☾.·:·.*Okay, so I tried reading this but I've been in a reading slump for the past three days so I really don't think I'll get anywhere with this. However, I'm s...

  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    THIS SOUNDS AMAZING OH MY GODthere is literally nothing about this i do not love...

  • fanna

    ↣ an early digital copy received via netgalley ↢ September 09, 2020: We have a Danish-Pakistani author writing a fantasy? OF COURSE WE SUPPORT...

  • Shivvani Rao

    1.5 stars. I was very excited that this book had Indo-Persian culture and Pre-Islamic Arabian mythology which I never read about (and so was very looking forward to).Being an Indian, some insight into...

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance

    4.5 starsThis novel is an Indo-Persian #ownvoices novel inspired by Pre-Islamic Arabian mythology and it is as ravishing as it is terrifyingly thrilling. With poignant prose, The Descent of The Drowne...