Title: Queen of Chaos
Author: Kat Ross
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Release Date: January 18th 2017
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.
MY TAKE ON THIS BOOK
Many thanks to the author Kat Ross, Acorn Publishing and Xpresso Book Tours for providing me a free eARC in exchange for an honest review. I am grateful for the opportunity to read and review this book.
The final book in ” The Fourth Element” trilogy and when I saw there was a blog tour for this book, I immediately signed up for the tour. This is one of the best trilogies I’ve ever read!!!! Each book cover in this trilogy looks absolutely STUNNING!!
Now for the book, if you haven’t read the first two books in this trilogy then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? GO READ IT!!! If you are up to date till the 2nd book then this is a spoiler free review for you guys.
As usual, the book starts where it was left off in the previous book with Darius, Nazafareen, Lysandros and Deliah on their way to the House-Behind-the-Veil to rescue Victor, save Balthazar, retrieve the fire which has the power to break/forge daeva cuffs and defeat queen Neblis.
We also get two new POVs in this book- Tijah and Lysandros. For me, Tijah was the star of this book. She along with her companions embark on a journey to free all the daevas who are kept as prisoners and to break their cuffs. Reading each Tijah’s chapter made me respect her even more.
Balthazar and Lysandros are my second favorite characters in this book. Balthazar has a grey personality where he is caught between the dark and the light. I could see more of his character development in this book. Whereas, Lysandros, the funny and mysterious one. He did make me smile with his witty comments. I would like to see more of him.
For our star couple, Darius and Nazafareen, they had less chapters in this book compared to the previous books but each of their chapters were precious to me and they will always be one of the best OTP!!
The word building in this book was awesome. I really loved the way Kat has described the Shadowlands with all its creatures and Behind the Veil. I could just imagine how that place would be in my mind.
There were some unexpected twists and turns that I did not see coming. One thing that I felt reading this book as new back story emerged was that this book is like a gift and when wrapping a gift, we bring each corners to tie it all together. This book is a gift which was neatly tied together by the author left for us to open and enjoy the contents. After coming to the end of the book, I was left with soo many questions but don’t worry, the author has assured us that all our questions will be answered and the daeva journey will continue!!!
You guys need to read this trilogy cause it’s FANTASTIC!!!! The word building and characters are so good. If you love fantasy then you should DEFINITELY READ THIS BOOK ASAP!!! I will read anything by Kat Ross. Hats off to her for creating these wonderful characters and making us fall in love with them!! Looking forward to reading more books by her:D
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.