Blood of the Prophet
(The Fourth Element #2)
Publication date: September 12th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Visionary. Alchemist. Savior. Saint.
The Prophet Zarathustra has been called many things. Now he spends his time drawing pictures of weird-looking goats. That’s what happens when you’ve been stuck in a prison cell for two hundred years. But the man who might be mad, and is definitely supposed to be dead, has suddenly become very valuable again…
It’s only been a few weeks since Nazafareen escaped the King’s dungeons with her daēva, Darius. She hoped never to set foot in the empire again, but the search for the Prophet has led them to the ancient city of Karnopolis. They have to find him before Alexander of Macydon burns Persepolae, and Darius’s mother with it. But they’re not the only ones looking.
The necromancer Balthazar has his own plans for the Prophet, and so does the sinister spymaster of the Numerators. As Nazafareen is drawn in to a dangerous game of cat and mouse, her newfound powers take a decidedly dark turn. Only the Prophet understands the secret of her gift, but the price of that knowledge may turn out to be more than Nazafareen is willing to pay…
I received an ecopy in exchange for an honest review.
of this series! The setting, the world-building and the mythology behind the story had me hooked from the first book and I am pleased to say that the sequel doesn't disappoint!
As Nazafareen and Darius race against time to save the Prophet, dark forces gather in the upcoming battle between empires but also good against evil. The surprises don't stop here and while I was expecting more to the plot, Kat Ross gave more importance to the details and the character development. We have more POVs in the sequel and each turn of the events marks the movement of the other players in this game of cat and mouse.
The romance was sweet and I loved the moments between Nazafareen and Darius who despite their wounds and scars still complete each other in a unique way!
The ending was again a cliffhanger for me and I will make sure to read the third book of this series, because Kat Ross knows when to make you addicted into a very well written story!
Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She lives in Westchester with her kid and a few sleepy cats. Kat is also the author of the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day (Skyscape, 2014), about a world where the sea levels have risen sixty meters. She loves magic, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Preferably with mutants.