Nocturne Summary

Nocturne, a wilderness of eternal night.
Solis, a wasteland of endless day.

Nazafareen is a Breaker, a mortal who has the rare ability to shatter spell magic—although her power carries a high price. With the memories of her former self erased and nowhere else to turn, she comes to Nocturne hoping to start a new life under the triple moons of the darklands.

But when an assassin forces Nazafareen to flee to the sunlit mortal city of Delphi, she finds herself embroiled in a deeper mystery whose origins lie far in the past. Why was the continent sundered into light and dark a thousand years before? And what really happened to the elegant but ruthless creatures who nearly reduced the world to ashes? The new Oracle might know, but she’s outlawed magic and executes anyone caught practicing it. Nazafareen must hide her powers and find a way out of the city—before it’s too late.

As the net slowly tightens, something ancient and vengeful begins to stir in the arid death zone called the Kiln. A dashing daeva named Darius is pursuing Nazafareen, but so are a multitude of enemies. War is brewing again. Can she stay alive long enough to stop it?

So begins the first installment of an epic new fantasy series from the author of the Fourth Element Trilogy!

Praise for Nocturne

"A historical fantasy that crackles with electricity…The narrative’s magical components never overshadow the players and their struggles. And the characters newly taking shape are thrilling to behold. Layered subplots featuring Culach, Mina, and Javid provide an embarrassment of riches. The finale primes audiences to learn about the legendary Vatras, who did what other elementals can’t—control fire." -Kirkus Reviews

“Perfect for fans of City of Brass… As much as I loved the characters, I have to say the plot in this story stole the show. I could not put this book down. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it.” –Book Briefs

“This book is a whirlwind of emotions. Lots of drama, action, and even some romance. I'm so looking forward to the next book in the series.” –Jazzy Book Reviews

"Nocturne is brilliant…. I have been hooked on this ancient world pretty much since the first pages in The Midnight Sea. Kat knows how to take us on an adventure and keep you totally sucked in." –Am Kinda Busy Reading

"Absolutely fantastic! From page one it just hit the ground running… Ross has managed to create something truly magical, beautiful and complex." –Rattle the Stars

“A passionate and riveting action-packed fantasy that will draw readers into a world of danger, deception and powerful forces… Fast paced, exciting and with so much going on, Nocturne was a superb read and leaves me dying to delve into the next novel Solis as soon as I can!” –The Rest Is Still Unwritten

Book Reviews


Read Them All!5 star

What a pleasant surprise this series is! I stumbled on Nocturne, then finding there were three books before it, I stopped halfway through and read those. Now I’m over halfway through SOLIS. These are honestly some of the most engrossing and delightful books I’ve read. And I’m not a “fantasy” person per se. But these read like an endless, exotic fable. The pacing is addictive, and the plotting is really impressive; there are so many story arcs throughout but you never feel lost, as the author does a good job of reminding you what’s happening through character dialogue and story beats. If I were an agent, I’d be trying to get this writer a massive book deal.55


Nocturn5 star

Great read55


Nocturne2 star

While this is a follow up series to the Fourth Element trilogy, I only read The Midnight Sea before this and didn’t find myself lost. This book is a set up book so it doesn’t stand alone very well and doesn’t accomplish much. Events take place in several different places with several different parties which spreads the time devoted to each thin, causing the author to rush a lot of things. It simply ends with a chapter rather than a real conclusion to a book, resulting in an unsatisfying read.25

Dad Star

Nocturne5 star

I love this series the adventures of each character is so precise and engaging What page turners!55

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