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 am in love!!! This is a fantastic sequel with spectacular world building and awesome writing and some wonderful characters you'll fall for. AND man oh man is the whole. Ok just awesome!! Max and Darius are trying to save the prophet and time is not on their side. And there's a lot of people and things going against them. And the twists and turns just kept surprising me. And the character depth is even better than the first book!! And I love the relationship between our two main characters. I know I'm being so vague but I can't say a whole lot without ruining things and I'm just not into spoilers. I couldn't put this book down. And of course I was devastated again with a cliff hanger but no worries, I'm already salivating for book 3!!! Hurry hurry and gimme!!!! 5 AWESOME PAWS!!!
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.