Author: Kat Ross
Published: January 18, 2017
Number of Pages: 308
Source: I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 4 Stars
Tags: YA, Blog Tour, Received for Review, ARC, Fantasy
Synopsis: Persepolae has fallen.
Karnopolis has burned.
As the dark forces of the Undead sweep across what remains of the empire, Nazafareen must obey the summons of a demon queen to save Darius's father, Victor. Burdened with a power she doesn't understand and can barely control, Nazafareen embarks on a perilous journey through the shadowlands to the House-Behind-the-Veil. But what awaits her there is worse than she ever imagined…
A thousand leagues away, Tijah leads a group of children on a desperate mission to rescue the prisoners at Gorgon-e Gaz, the stronghold where the oldest daēvas are kept. To get there, they must cross the Great Salt Plain, a parched ruin occupied by the armies of the night. A chance encounter adds a ghost from the past to their number. But will they arrive in time to avert a massacre?
And in the House-Behind-the-Veil, Balthazar and the Prophet Zarathustra discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. But is it enough to redeem the necromancer's bloodstained soul and thwart his mistress's plans?
As a final showdown looms with Queen Neblis, the truth of the daēvas' origins is revealed and three worlds collide in this thrilling conclusion to the Fourth Element series.
I absolutely devoured this trilogy! I think that I read all three books in four days, which is absolutely insane for me. One of my favorite things about this trilogy is that they are great to read back to back. I love it when I can binge series, and this is defiantly one to binge.
In this book, the final one in the series, we follow a couple of people. We follow Nazafareen, as she and Darius travel to meet the queen in order to save Victor. Tijah, who is struggling over the loss of her best friend, as she attempts to break the prisoners out of Gorgon-e Gaz. And Balthazar, who is starting to feel guilty about the choices that he made throughout his life.
This book was certainly action packed. I was excited to see the big, finial battle between everyone, and I was surprised by the amount of fighting in this book. I don't know how any of the characters lived because it seemed like they were always almost dying.
I do wish that we had gotten to see a more of Nazafareen and Darius's relationship because I feel like that was a big grounder in this series. When the fighting became too intense or overwhelming, I always knew that there relationship was there to bring some fluffiness back into the book. Because there wasn't as much of it in this one, the book ended up being a bit darker than the others.
So overall, I loved this series! While there are some unanswered questions and open endings (that will hopefully get another book to tie things up), I really enjoyed reading about these strong females and males kicking some ass. This is defiantly a YA fantasy series to add to your TBR. :)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About the Author: 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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