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 could not wait for this baby! To be honest, Kat was super nice and sent me the first chapter of the book not too long after I had done the review for The Midnight Sea. I was pretty much like dead and gone to heaven when I read it! Of course, then came the wait and I knew I had to until Kat was pretty much done writing the whole book.
I would like to say that it was worth it!
I said it!
I was so so happy to be reunited with Darius and Nazafareen, I had no idea until I was a few chapters in of how much I have actually missed my little gang!
So, the story takes off where we left everyone off in The Midnight Sea and our gang is heading over to grab The Prophet. Well the title says it all, so this is not really a super massive spoiler I am giving you.
One thing I will say is that is much slower paced than the first one, the reason being is that for most of the book the team is on a stakeout and after having watching a massive quantity of cop movies, it is a slow, long and tedious process and we are right there with them.
As you know, never my favorite thing, but you know what it did not bother me one bit! There was enough still going on to keep it interesting and entertaining with what was going on in the sidelines.
But as this is the second book, I do not recall if Kat said it was going to be a trilogy or not we are in a transition and we have so so much to do still and we end on a bit of a cliffhanger, though to be honest nothing that would make my heart stop.
Blood of the Prophet is pretty awesome, I knew it would be and it does not disappoint. I was glad to see that some things got resolved and that we have moved so far along in the story.
Though I need to warn you, that there was a location where I cried, something really sad happened, that I was not prepared to see.
Never saw it coming…
Why?… why?? …… why?????????????
Ok, I am not going to talk about it, cause I don’t want to start crying again or there will be typos all over the place.
But honestly guys, if you have read and loved The Midnight Sea you are going to love Blood of the Prophet. And if you have not read The Midnight Sea, then you have missed out on a fantastic book and I can only urge you to get it cause you are going to need it to enjoy this one.
Kat, you have done a fabulous job and I cannot wait to read book 3, I hope you will not make us wait for eons (my poor heart couldn’t take it!).
So here you have it guys, the adventure continues and it is getting better and better! Don’t miss out on it!
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.
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