Hello there guys!
Today I'm super happy to take part of the blog tour for Queen of Chaos, the third and final book in the Fourth Element series by Kat Ross!
You'll be able to find all the details about the book as well as my review and a giveaway!
Queen of Chaos by Kat Ross
(The Fourth Element #3)
Publication date: January 18th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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.
Writing a review for the last book of a series, (and one that connects with another series even!) it's always a very daunting task for me... I'm always unsure about how to review the book, what to mention, what not to mention because I'm always scared that I might end up spoiling something without meaning to!
Let's begin with the beginning, shall we? I was a little surprised when the book started with a new POV, and at first Tijah's voice was so different from Nazafareen's that it was challenging, but given how our characters are separated and have two separate aims and are in very separate places, we needed Tijah's POV for their story to be told properly. I must confess soon enough I fell in love with Tijah's voice and her pain and bravery kept breaking my heart!
And not only that but we also got Lysandros' POV in this book and I simply loved his voice from the very first moment!
As always Kat Ross manages to juggle the balance between world building, character development & plot advancement beautifully! No flat characters, no cookie cutter ones even those that seem to be more in the periphery or not as "important", there's an attention to detail always. And the world building... the world building has to be my favourite part of this series because I adore the mix of fantasy & ancient history that Kat has created! Ancient Persia, Alexander the Great and then mythology made real! And oh my goodness... those revelations and twists and... *flails* I really cannot say any more because I'm sure I'll spoil something and nope, it needs to be experienced with as little knowledge as possible! But trust me, hold onto your socks!
Nazafareen & Darius have a wonderful relationship and I love how they've grown as a couple and as a team over the books, and how the slow burn has built into this amazing blaze! Great way to build up a romance for sure and one that had this romancephobic sighing happily, and that's saying something!
Balthazar was a character that I hated but felt bad about it but hated again on book two and it continued in this one! He's such an amazing grey character that you want to hate but want to shake at the same time... Kat has done such an amazing job with him!
After the ending I've even happier that Kat's other series will mix up with this one in the way it will, because not only I loved The Daemoniac but I need more from our daeva friends!
A fantastic ending to a very original series that got better with every page and every book! Kat Ross always knows how to make this bookworm happy and to get me through all the spectrum of feels! Very much deserved 4 stars!
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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