Nocturne (Fourth Talisman #1) by Kat Ross

Kat Ross
(Fourth Talisman, #1)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: October 15th 2017
Genres: Adult, Fantasy

Nocturne, a wilderness of eternal night.

Solis, a wasteland of endless day.

Nazafareen is a Breaker, a mortal who has the rare ability to shatter spell magic—although her power carries a high price. With the memories of her former self erased and nowhere else to turn, she comes to Nocturne hoping to start a new life under the triple moons of the darklands.

But when an assassin forces Nazafareen to flee to the sunlit mortal city of Delphi, she finds herself embroiled in a deeper mystery whose origins lie far in the past. Why was the continent sundered into light and dark a thousand years before? And what really happened to the elegant but ruthless creatures who nearly reduced the world to ashes? The new Oracle might know, but she’s outlawed magic and executes anyone caught practicing it. Nazafareen must hide her powers and find a way out of the city—before it’s too late.

As the net slowly tightens, something ancient and vengeful begins to stir in the arid death zone called the Kiln. A dashing daeva named Darius is pursuing Nazafareen, but so are a multitude of enemies. War is brewing again. Can she stay alive long enough to stop it?

So begins the first installment in an epic new fantasy series from the author of the Fourth Element Trilogy!

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Happy Dance… Happy Dance…

This is how much I am excited for Nocturne!

It feels like I waited for so so sooooo long but I can finally breathe again since I have another series with Nazafareen and Darius.  If you do not know what I am talking about and are new here, then I need to make you fully aware of my obsession with Kat’s books.  It all started with The Midnight Sea and the Fourth Element series; and my regular readers have likely read the reviews for all 3 books.

Now with Nocturne, we are back with my girl not too long after Queen of Chaos‘s ending and we take it from there.  I do not want to go outright and say that you have to have read the Fourth Element series to enjoy Nocturne and I am guessing the 2 more books that will come after but it will sure help giving you a lot of background info to understand what is going on.

Honestly, just go and start with The Midnight Sea and I promise you that you will not regret it!

Have I ever steered you wrong guys?

Nazafareen is not in great shape, she has lost quite a bit of her memories, Darius is not helping (men!!) and well the woman is antsy! Cannot blame her one bit! As usual, she finds herself caught in an adventure and finds herself in Delphi!

The Oracle is a true bitch and I do not like her one bit! Which is funny because I never thought of the Delphi oracles of more than poor girls, stuck in there likely high on some ancient drugs.

There are a lot of other things going on as well, but I will not share because you need to find out everything for yourself. However, I can tell you that I LOVED it! It is expected since I am a huge fan of Kat and her writing!

Do you ever get really attached to characters? I do and I have been hooked in this ancient world pretty much since the first pages in The Midnight Sea.  Kat knows how to take us on an adventure and keep you totally sucked in.

I am an addict and not wanting to give up my addiction any time soon…

Nocturne is brilliant and Solis (book 2) is following soon and I will have the review for you here shortly!  Trust me this is not a series you want to miss and I am so so happy 2018 is starting off with a bang like that!


Author Bio:

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 trilogy (The Midnight Sea, Blood of the Prophet, Queen of Chaos), and a new gaslamp mystery series that opens with The Daemoniac and continues with The Thirteenth Gate. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. For more information about Kat’s books, come visit her at

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