The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross
Publication Date: May 10, 2016 by Acorn Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
[Review copy provided for the blog tour, thanks to The Royal Polar Bear Tours and the publisher for the review copy!]
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…
First of all, this is an overdue blog post. I’m about a month late because of my hiatus, and I am so sorry.
I have to say that the cover is striking – the summary got me hooked, too. But I guess most historical fiction books are not really close to my heart. I had some problems with trying to connect the events in the book with what the real history says, and though there was an explanation at the end, I guess history is just not my cup of tea.
BUT. I liked this book. Setting aside the stuff I don’t completely understand, what made me continue reading this book has something to do with the relationships in it. Family, friendship, clans…it’s about where your loyalty lies. Bonds will be forged, tested, broken – there’s so much potential in this book.
And I think I would have to give some recognition for Eskander’s winning line – I AM TELLING YOU I DID NOT EXPECT THAT AND I WAS SMILING BECAUSE HOW COME I NEVER NOTICED???
The Midnight Sea is a magical story backed up with rich history and strong relationships. Not all adventures are for everyone, but I do hope this book will be discovered by the readers who would greatly appreciate it. This is a promising story about a girl who sought revenge and found the truth.
Final Rating: 4/5