Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Book Shelf: Nemesis (Fourth Talisman #4) by Kat Ross

In the fourth volume of the Fourth Talisman series, Nazafareen risks everything on a desperate gamble to stop the Vatras once and for all…

With Meb safely among her own people, Nazafareen has finally embraced her dangerous fire magic. She is the Fourth Talisman, destined to free the heirs from the wards binding their own extraordinary power. With Nocturne and Solis poised on the brink of war, the choices she makes will decide the fate of mortals and daevas alike.

Determined to confront Culach and make amends, Nazafareen goes to Val Moraine, setting off a chain of events that ultimately leads her deep into the perilous wasteland called the Kiln and the faceless enemy waiting there. But the ancient hatred that shattered the world a millennium before is stronger and far more devious than she and her companions imagine.

Is the Viper truly dead? And can Nazafareen triumph without facing the darkness that lurks within her own heart?

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Nemesis is the fourth instalment in Kat Ross’s Fourth Talisman series and is another deeply enjoyable novel full of rich imagery, dangerous situations and character interactions that will keep you hooked until the final page.

Nazafareen has once more found herself in the centre of a massive fight as she and her allies prepare to take on the fire wielding Vatras. As the Oracle of Delphi marches on the Danai, Nazafareen heads to Val Moraine to make amends with Culach and continue the search for the missing heirs. As a chain of events see Nazafareen and her companions head into the dangerous wasteland known as the Kiln, Nazafareen, Darius and those who dare travel with her will need all their wits, courage and abilities to face the enemy waiting there. War is on the horizon but with so many factors still up in the air, will the Vatras win or will Nazafareen managed to triumph once again?

At this point in time I would read pretty much anything Kat Ross writes. I’ve adored her Fourth Element series and the Dominion novels she’s released so far. And I’m absolutely enjoying this Fourth Talisman series, with Nemesis easily another great read. Nemesis really was just a downright good story. Ross picks up the novel where the previous instalment left off and once again draws readers into a mythical desert world with ancient characteristics and elements.

Blending elements of adventure and romance Nemesis unfolds primarily through the eyes of Nazafareen but also features chapters featuring Darius, Culach and Javid amongst others, allowing readers a diverse understanding of what is happening throughout the novel. Nazafareen still continues to be a fabulous heroine to follow and I continue to love Culach who has become an unexpected favourite character of mine during this series.

There is a lot going on within Nemesis with Nazafareen facing unexpected dangers and a growing determination to stop the Vatras as different dangers arise across the empire. Nicodemus proves to be an intriguing contradiction whose motives often remain unclear but who proves to be more than he seems. I have to really commend Kat Ross for managing to create characters you first hate and then come to love. First Culrach and now Katrin and Nicodemus.

With losses appearing in the story, triumph is far from guaranteed. Nemesis features some fantastic developments in its final few chapters with plenty of surprises. Nemesis races to an absolutely sensational ending that is heartbreaking and heart stopping and just downright incredible. I would never have expected Nemesis’s conclusion and Kat Ross has me dying to get my hands on the next novel as soon as I can!

Source: Sent for review by Xpresso Book Tours and the author (Thank you ladies!)
Publisher: Acorn
Format: Kindle ebook
Release Date: October 20th 2018
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks
Final Thoughts: The ending of Nemesis was amazing and I'm DYING for Kat Ross to release the next one straight away!


  1. Thanks for hosting today, Rachel! This sounds like a solid addition to the series! :)

  2. Thank you so much, Rachel, I always love reading your reviews! I'm already deep into writing Inferno, there is light at the end of the tunnel :)


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