Monday, December 19, 2016

Blood of the Prophet (The Fourth Element #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 da─ôva, 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…

4 out of 5 stars

Blood of the Prophet has less action compared to the first book. The first half of the journey is about Nazafareen and her friends waiting, planning, and searching for the Prophet.

The story also occasionally switches to Balthazar's POV. I enjoyed going into his mind and discovering his past. Understanding his thirst for knowledge and learning about his relationship with the evil queen.

For me, I wish this story moved a little faster. Some areas could of been condensed or omitted. Nazafareen's actions in certain parts of the story also annoyed me, but she is still an amazing character. There are more surprises as we get closer to the inevitable fight with the evil queen. I can't wait to read Queen of Chaos.