Blood of the Prophet (Fourth Element Series #2)

Blood of the Prophet (Fourth Element Series #2)

by Kat Ross

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Blood of the Prophet (Fourth Element Series #2) by Kat Ross

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 daeva, 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...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997236231
Publisher: Acorn Publishing, Battle Creek, MI
Publication date: 08/26/2016
Series: Fourth Element Series , #2
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

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's the author of the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day, the Fourth Element fantasy series (The Midnight Sea, Blood of the Prophet, Queen of Chaos), and the new Dominion Mysteries. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. For more information about Kat's books, come visit her at katrossbooks.com.

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Blood of the Prophet 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the sequel. Can't wait to read Queen of Chaos!
StephanieTiner More than 1 year ago
The Prophet Zarathustra is not dead, as previously believed. Instead he has been hidden away in a prison for the past 200 years. Despite the fact that he may have gone mad locked away for 200 years, suddenly a lot of different people are looking for him, including Nazafareen and Darius. Nazafareen and Darius have escaped from the King’s dungeons and made their way out of the country. Unfortunately, they are headed back, because they need the help of the Prophet in order to save Darius’ mother and all of the other Daeva in Persepolae before King Alexander of Macydon burns the city to the ground. But they are not the only ones searching for the Prophet. The Numerators have recently learned of the Prophet’s existence and are demanding he be turned over into their custody. Balthazar, Queen Neblis’ necromancer, is also looking for the Prophet. Nazafareen and her friends must search in secret, while they are still on the run from the king and the Numerators. To add to it, her powers have taken a dark and dangerous turn. With no idea as to why she has this power, or how to control it, her only chance at finding answers lies with the Prophet. But who will find him first? This is the second installment in the Fourth Element series by Kat Ross, and just as entertaining as the first. The adventure starts up from the very first page, we are instantly thrown right back into the action. New characters are introduced and they are unique and realistic. I greatly enjoyed reading about this new city and the people who live there. I must admit, I was not the biggest fan of some of the new characters, but they were realistic, even those that were evil, with their own faults. I also enjoyed being able to learn more about the necromancer, Balthazar, and the Queen Neblis. I would have liked to have learned more about the land of Dominion, however, am satisfied with what I have learned and hope to learn more in the third installment. I highly enjoyed this read and give it a four out of five star rating. I recommend this novel to fans of dark fantasy, but caution that this book has some dark scenes and may not be appropriate for younger readers. I bought my copy of this novel off Amazon.com and have permission from the author to use the cover artwork image featured above. stephanietiner.weebly.com
Kielo87 More than 1 year ago
With Blood of the Prophet Kat Ross delivered another fantastic installment in her enthralling fourth element series. The book starts right where The Midnight Sea had left us, with Alexander reading his troops, Victor and Lysandros trying to get the holy fire from creepy Neblis and Myyrri, Tijah, Nazafareen & Darius in a quest to find the prophet before he ends up in (very) questionable hands. The second episode of the saga continues to be mercifully free of love triangles, and *drum roll, please* the romance is free of excessive melodrama. Let me explain, Darius & Nazafareen romance is slow and steady, they don't go out and about telling the world how much they love each other, how perfect soul mates they are and all that jazz. Still, how deeply they care for each other is clear and skilfully written between the lines. In fact, Kat Ross magnificently show us their love in the best way possible: through their words and actions. I simply loved how Darius & Nazafareen were supporting of each other, sticking together no matter what. What Kat Ross describe is probably one of the most relatable and real relationship out there; in real life people aren't together because they're perfect (and Naza & Darius aren't) but because they're better together, they compensate each other’s faults, willingly choosing to stay together no matter what.*too many feels, I can't even...* With their banter and dark humor, Nazareen & Darius managed - in no time- to become one of my favorite OTP ever! Let’s put the romance aside for now. In The Midnight Sea, religious belief and loyalties were questioned a fact that gave the book a certain depth, Blood of the Prophet simply continues along this line, a fact that I greatly appreciated. Another factor I extremely liked of the world created by Kat Ross was how magic had a price, different for each kind of elemental magic, and by no means “small”. Even the rare fire magic was no exception to the rule. Nazafaren was really cool (good girl! *pats her on the shoulder*) and I loved how her power is shown as a living thing to the point that - sometimes - it is not even sure who is in control, her or the magic. Besides, I loved to see how she didn't throw herself headlong against Neblis promising immediate destruction but actually questioned Neblis's reasons first. For once, it’s really nice to get a main character with some common sense and a good head over her shoulders. At first, she is even frightened of her power and she doesn’t want to use it---as I said, this girl is really sensible! *claps* Her loyalty to Darius, to Myrri and - generally speaking - to her friends is and was really commendable. All of them make for such a spectacular team----as a reader, I am awed. *Please, top hats off to Kat Ross* Balthazar (the necromancer) point of view was a revelation; it was highly intriguing and you could see he was not so evil but neither was he good. I'm pretty curious about him. *smirks* What about Neblis? Well I find her a real creeper but she makes for a wonderful crazy-creepy-evil-queen-antagonist. I went as far as nicknaming her "Queen of Creepers" Last but not least, Blood of the Prophet introduces us to interesting backstory of the origins of daevas. We will have to wait for Queen of Chaos to know more about it but - at least - the book will come out in December and, luckily for my poor heart, it is not that far away. What’s my final verdict? This book is fantastic and it's a must read and a must have! (*^*)
Riv69 More than 1 year ago
This book is probably one of my most anticipated releases for this fall ever since I read The Midnight Song earlier this year and to actually have the opportunity to read it right as it comes out was amazing. The Midnight Sea leaves off with so many possibilities and an endless amount of questions that were just left burning. Blood of Prophet continues with Nazafareen, Darius, Tijah, and Myrri journeying to the city to find the Prophet to find some answers. Like the first book, the sequel is action packed and full of new adventures that pull you right in. There are so many amazing things that happen in this book, I can't quite pick a favorite moment. It was so interesting to see how Kat Ross incorporated different social issues from prostitution and slavery to religion and politics and just mixed them together. Since it's been a while since I read the first book, some of the different positions were a bit confusing but it was cleared pretty quickly. The story itself is just so incredibly diverse, it's absolutely impossible not to get sucked in. Nazafareen continues to blow me away. She's such a strong female character who is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in even though the world she lives in isn't exactly the friendliest and saying the wrong thing could end up with your body hanging from the walls. (Such a lovely image...) Despite that, she doesn't back down and faces all the challenges head on. The only downside is that she'll sometimes act rather impulsively but that's where Darius steps in and balances out her fire with his calm. I can't talk about one bonded pair and not talk about Tijah and Myrri who have such an awesome relationship. Tijah is so fun and seeing her interactions with Myrri is so precious. One of the things I found really surprising but loved was how we also got the POVs of the bad guys. Usually, stories will focus on the perspectives of the good but being able to see from the eyes of the antagonists was really cool cause you get to see their schemes and thought process about everything. It also gives insight into their positions in society which obviously differ from the main four's status of criminal Water Dogs and bonded daeva. If it's possible, I think I loved this book more than the first book. It was full of all the right elements that made it such an awesome read. There was everything from heartbreaking scenes to happy ones. Honestly, this book has everything and I'm now dying for more. Originally posted on Forever Obsession (https://extreemeobsessed.blogspot.com)
JessicaTherrien More than 1 year ago
Even better than book one!! Gosh, I'm so glad I got to read this sooner than the rest of the world...one of the perks of being an author is getting my hands on good reads before they are released. Seriously, this series is original & page-turning in a world so big and real it feels like LORD OF THE RINGS meets 300! I LOVE IT!! Bring on book 3!