Blood of the Prophetby Kat Ross
Series : The Fourth Element #2
Publication date: September 12th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
About the Book
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…
If you haven’t read book 1, then please stop now as this has some spoilers.
You can read my review of book 1 here – The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross
The book pretty much picks up from where book one left off. Although they escaped all the madness in the city of Persepolae, it seems they must return to Karnopolis to find the prophet who can free the daeva’s in the coming war with the queen of Bactria.
So Darius, Myrri , Tijah and Nazafareen leave for Karnopolis to meet with an ally known as Arshad.
Meanwhile, a necromancer and former Magi Balthazar is on a mission to also find the prophet and in the process crosses paths with the former water dogs. Will they be able to rescue the prophet before it is too late?
What did I think? So I won’t lie, I have been in a reading slump and this book didn’t manage to pull me completely out of it. But I will add that this is a really brilliantly written story.
I actually like all the characters in this book, as the author manages to create an awesome depth to them all.
We get to find out more about Darius and what he has experienced in his time when he lived in Karnopolis, there isn’t much concerning Victor in this book and I am really hoping he will be in the 3rd book.
I enjoyed the way the relationship between Darius and Nazafareen developed, they are my 2 favorite characters in the book.
Balthazar is truly a worthy villain in this book, I even fear him more than the so called queen of Bactria, this is because even when he is killing off his victims he does with interest, not malice. Now if that is not crazy person behavior I don’t know what is.
I have keen to see where the author is taking Nazafareen with the new discoveries in her abilities, she is a protagonist like no other, her strength and determination is amazing. Although her impulsive decisions might cause her more harm than good.
I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next book in the series.
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