Midnight Sea by Kat Ross
Here’s another top fantasy series that’s well worth your time and money. I love it when I find an author who can really write, and Kat Ross is one of them. She delivers on all levels: engaging story, well-developed and interesting characters, quality prose, excellent world building, realistic dialogue, and the all-important professional editing. On top of that, the story has a depth that can all too often be lacking in genre fiction.
The central character Nazafareen has a well-developed sense of right and wrong, which, when she discovers that things may not be as she’s been lead to believe, drives her to question the morality of the system of which she is a part.
The forbidden love aspect of the story does not swamp the plot with romance; it’s just enough to add heart to what is a fairly dark tale.
And Ms Ross prices her books at a level I can afford! This one was free so you have no reason not to read it.
I love the cover too!
Suitable for both YA and adults.
They are the light against the darkness.
The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.
And they use demons to hunt demons….
Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King’s elite Water Dogs is that they bind wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister.
Scarred by grief, she’s willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he’s possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other’s emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close.
As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius’s past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake…