Nocturne by Kat Ross
(The Fourth Talisman #1)
Young Adult Fantasy
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 darklands.
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 of an epic new fantasy series from the author of the Fourth Element Trilogy!
What I thought
I received a copy of this book from the Author, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I really like the author’s writing, but to be honest I felt a little lost and just recently found out why. These characters have another trilogy that happens before this book. Totally my fault for not doing enough research before I agreed to read this one. Even with feeling a little lost, I enjoyed the story. I love the strength that Nazafareen has. I don’t know how I would handle waking up and not remembering anything about who I was before. I loved how the author intertwined creatures from mythologies together in this world.
I enjoyed this one enough that I am going to go back and read the first trilogy and then come back to this one.
My Rating: /5