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 into 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…
Blood of the Prophet is a gripping story full of lessons and exciting revelations.
On this second installment of The Fourth Element, the story takes to turn into more exciting and more dramatic events. After Nazafareen, Darius, and Victor escaped and went to the young king of Macydon named Alexander, they soon need to go again and searched for the Prophet. The only problem was that they need to go back to the empire, on the ancient city of Karnopolis, where she never wanted to set foot again. On their journey, they will encounter obstacles that they didn’t prepare on, and it was what will make the story more interesting until the end.
This was a great continuation of the book, The Midnight Sea. I liked how it was still written because of how the author vividly describes each scene and emotions. I also wanted how the author inserted some topics like slavery and prostitution during those times. It was like enjoying the story while learning something about history.
The characters were still the same as before, they were all likable, and I like how the author shows their own stories. I think Balthazar got the most exposure here. He was one of the enemies, but his story will make you decide whether to hate him or not.
What I only dislike was how it made me want more. The story was getting more exciting, and it just leaves me there, needing the next book again and open it so I can follow the story.
I am still recommending this series to everyone, especially to the fantasy readers!
Disclaimer: I received a reader copy from the author via Xpresso Book Tours.
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Publication Date: September 12, 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Series: The Fourth Element, 02
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.