Nocturne, a wilderness of eternal night.
Solis, a wasteland of endless day.
Nazafareen is a Breaker, a mortal who has the rare ability to shatter spell magic—although her power carries a high price. With the memories of her former self-erased and nowhere else to turn, she comes to Nocturne hoping to start a new life under the triple moons of the dark lands.
But when an assassin forces Nazafareen to flee to the sunlit mortal city of Delphi, she finds herself embroiled in a deeper mystery whose origins lie far in the past. Why was the continent sundered into light and dark a thousand years before? And what really happened to the elegant but ruthless creatures who nearly reduced the world to ashes? The new Oracle might know, but she’s outlawed magic and executes anyone caught practicing it. Nazafareen must hide her powers and find a way out of the city—before it’s too late.
As the net slowly tightens, something ancient and vengeful begins to stir in the arid death zone called the Kiln. A dashing daeva named Darius is pursuing Nazafareen, but so are a multitude of enemies. War is brewing again. Can she stay alive long enough to stop it?
So begins the first installment in an epic new fantasy series from the author of the Fourth Element Trilogy!
Nocturne gave a great start of a new series called the Fourth Talisman. Once again, I was able to meet my old book friends named Nazafareen and Darius. Thank you, Miss Kat Ross for bringing them back again and letting me experience another wondrous story.
In this first installment of the Fourth Talisman, Nazafareen enters a new yet dangerous journey. She couldn’t remember something about herself before she enters Nocturne which led her to seek what those memories were. Darius, on the other hand, tried to protect her by not telling her everything but because of it, Nazafareen started to slip away from him. Searching for answers that she has been looking for and when the dangerous enemy arrives, she fled to Delphi, an unsafe place for someone like her. Discovering something about herself and also about the place she fled to are the start of an interesting and enjoyable story.
Everything is so great that I want to re-read the previous series where I met Nazafareen and some of the old characters. They are still interesting to me and the new characters added more fuel to my desire to continue reading their journey. The plot is… oh I don’t know how to explain it but the author made me read an amazing story once again. I really love how she wrote this book and how she knitted together great ideas into one story. All I could say do right now is to give a thumbs up to her for giving me a splendid time reading this novel.
I am recommending this book to everyone especially if you wanted to read Fantasy with a unique plot and interesting characters. Reading the previous series is not necessary but I really do suggests that you do it to be able to feel how I am feeling when I started reading this book – knowing that this new series just means a new adventure for me to enjoy and also a new area where I could meet again old friends.
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Publication Date: October 15, 2017
Series: Fourth Talisman, 01
Genre(s): Adult, Fantasy
Page Count: 400
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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’s the author of the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day, the Fourth Element fantasy trilogy (The Midnight Sea, Blood of the Prophet, Queen of Chaos), and a new gaslamp mystery series that opens with The Daemoniac and continues with The Thirteenth Gate. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. For more information about Kat’s books, come visit her at katrossbooks.com.
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