Daphne Press

Merciless Saviors

16 April 2024

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.



Pages 337
Publication date 16 Apr 2024


ISBN 9781837840250
198mm x 130mm
Pages 352
Publication date 16 Apr 2024

Illumicrate Exclusive Edition Hardback

234mm x 153mm
Pages tbc

The author

H. E. Edgmon


H.E. Edgmon is an author of kidlit that is angry, messy, hopeful, and fantastical. Raised in the rural south, H.E. spent his formative years hiding from reality while reading and writing fanfic. It was there that he learned how necessary it was to see people like himself as main characters. Today, he’s passionate about presenting decolonial ways of thinking in his work and creating worlds where all children can feel wanted and powerful. He has an eclectic little family of his own design, led by a ferocious toddler. The queer collective has lived, together and separately, all over the country, from Florida to Alaska, from NYC to Texas. Their latest adventure finds them in the Pacific Northwest, where they hope to put down roots.



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