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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...
The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross is the first book in the Fourth Element series, and let me tell you: you need this book. Even if you don’t know it yet. Even if you don’t think you do. Because trust me, you do.
Ms. Ross has done an incredible job of creating a new world that captivated me right from the start. Nazafareen volunteers to try out to be a Water Dog – those tasked with seeking out and killing Druj (demons). She is first motivated by revenge for the death of her sister, but it turns into much more.
If you love YA fantasy books, this is the book for you. Even with complex ideas and world-building, the author presents it in a way that isn’t overwhelming or confusing. I am pretty sure I couldn’t love this book any more than I already do. The writing is superb, the characters are phenomenal and the story just won’t let you go. Simply put, I loved it. I cannot wait for more in this series.