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(Fourth Talisman #2)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  175 ratings  ·  32 reviews
In the second volume of the Fourth Talisman series, Nazafareen’s path takes a twist, setting her on a journey into the heart of the maelstrom…

It’s been a thousand years since the Avas Vatras tried to burn the world to ashes. A thousand years since they were imprisoned in the brutal wasteland called the Kiln. But revenge is a dish best served cold—even, apparently, by the c
Paperback, 344 pages
Published February 19th 2018 by Acorn Publishing
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Laura P.
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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First thing first: shame on me for not reviewing this any sooner! So sorry for the delay!:p

Where do I start? Well, let me tell you...this book is so GOOD I actually re-read it, which is almost unprecedented and very,very rare.
That should tell you what kind of fantastic read Solis is.

There is a lot going on (and no, I won't be more precise on will have to read it! Sorry not sorry!) with the plot thickening page after page, along with the Oracle's plan one could say...
There also a lot o
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
-ARC kindly offered by Xpresso and author in exchange for an honest review-

But how nice when you can read the sequel immediately after the end of the previous one. We readers have too many expectations to endure and these consecutive readings are a panacea for our poor nerves. Nocturne ended with some scary cliffhangers and I would have gone mad with anxiety if I had not read immediately what happened then.

Kat, confess! You like too much to hold Darius prisoner. It is not possible that, poor ma
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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За цялото ревю кликни тук. :)

Solis е съкрушително преживяване, което не те оставя на мира! Огромният талант на Кат Рос да гради и да развива света си ме оставя без дъх страница след страница…

Ще се справи ли Дариус с последиците от пленничеството си? Какво очаква моя нов любимец Кулах? Нямам търпение да разбера, но и малко се тревожа дали ще го понеса… И без това малкото ми сърце вече едва издържа!

Имах някои проблеми с факта, че твърде много внимание започна да се обръща на всевъзм
Jessica Robbins
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour, own-kindle
For complete review check out my blog at https://booksaplentybookreviews.blogs...
Lonna | FLYLēF
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
THE FOURTH ELEMENT trilogy is one of my favorite fantasy series. So, it should come as no surprise that Kat Ross’ follow up series, Fourth Talisman, has rightfully carved a permanent space in my heart. Brimming with complex characters, suspenseful plot twists, and set in a world that is as exotic and beautiful as it is dangerous, Solis, the second installment in the Fourth Talisman series does not disappoint!

The day of reckoning draws near. It’s been a thousand years since the Avas Vatras trie
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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J Aislynn d'Merricksson
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Solis, book 2 in the Fourth Talisman Series continues the adventures of Nazafareen, Darius, Javid, and Culach. After a narrow escape from Delphi, Nazafareen is staying with Kallisto and her Maenads, helping to find a way to free Herodotus and Javid from their confinement. Unbeknownst to Nazafareen, Darius is also a prisoner in Delphi. Meanwhile, back in Nocturne, at the captured fortress of Val Moraine, Culach continues to have dreams of the the fall of the Vatras, while Gerda scrys the progress ...more

That's it. Just wow. Kat Ross has done it again. Just a note that I did, in fact, receive my copy of this free from the author in exchange for an honest review, but this is completely my own, unbiased opinion. The status of how I came by my copy hasn't swayed my review.

But the thing about these books is that they're just so freaking good, that disclaimer doesn't even matter. Like, at all. That's how awesome these books are. Solis is the second part of The Fourth Talisman series, which is act
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, à-traduire
Solis est la suite directe de Nocturne et en quelque sorte le revers de la médaille. Comme l’indique le titre, on passe plus de temps sous les terres ensoleillées, avec les manigances de ses habitants. Même si on reste dans la lignée du tome précédent, il manquait un peu d’intensité, on ressent de la retenue de la part de l’auteure et je pense que c’est dû à la volonté de garder de grosses révélations pour la suite. Cependant, on a quand même notre lot de surprise et on reste totalement immergé ...more
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the immense world that Kat Ross has created for The Fourth Talisman series. Throughout book two, Solis, the world continues to expand as we learn more about the Vatras, the Greeks, and the Valkirin. I learned more about the characters and places on every page, and the adventure continues to grow.

Nazafereen is in Greece with a mission. A tricky one that takes most of the book to accomplish. But as she navigates the solution to her problem, she is unaware that Darius is also in danger. My o
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Solis" continues the story of Nazafareen and Darius's adventures where "Nocturne" left off. Since this is the middle book in a trilogy, which is itself the second trilogy in the entire series, it will probably make more sense to you if you read at least some of the other books first. If you're coming to this after having read the previous books, it's an exciting and action-filled continuation of the story, with twists and turns in every chapter.

I don't want to give away too much of the plot, so
C. Erani Kole
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from the author*

I liked the first book, but things seemed a little different with this one. I still love the world the author built and the characters' different paths laid out. The pacing seemed a little different; where one character's journey was quickened, another's was slowed to a near minimum, so there were times when I'd want to get one chapter over with if only to go back to one of the other's. This already feels like a major part (we
Ani Bari
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh yes!

Nazafareen is back and she is as independent and kick butt as before. Finding other strong female allies she forges her way into her future, coming to terms with a past she may never remember. Darius collects new demons and the Pythia starts to show her true colours, whilst the Vatras mystery starts to unravel.

It’s an epic story with intrigue and characters to love at every turn. From the followers of Dionysius and the pious servants of Apollo to the Firey Vatras and the steadfast Maraka
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Getting back into the story after Nocturne ended, Solis shows how well Kat Ross does her research and I'm amazed at how well she does at keeping the facts and everything that goes on in this world straight.

While the story seemed a little slow in comparison to Nocturne, maybe it was all the changing POVs, at other times it seemed like the action really picked up and Naz and Darius finally get reunited after being separated. We also learn more about the talismans, the Vastras, so many secrets tha
Sharon Hughson
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love Darius and Nazafareen. This book starts where the first book left off and gives us much more insight into what's really going on. Read to the end and you'll discover an eyebrow-raising secret.
It still felt more episodic than like a full story. Was the problem that they get together? The book should have ended sooner.
Maybe the problem was that they needed to get word to Nocturne about the Oracle's diabolical plans. And they're more diabolical than anyone can imagine (except maybe Kat Ross
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solis has Nazafareen settling in with the Maedra -- women who worship the god Dionysius. They're big fans of wine, but they're also strong, skilled, intelligent women who can hold their own in a fight. The women and Nazafareen are planning to free Herodotus, Kallisto's husband, and Javid, the young man who helped Nazafareen in book one. They also want to try and take down the evil Pythia if at all possible. It won't be easy, but they're determined to do whatever it takes.

On the other side of the
Haddie Harper

I had the chills while reading this book(and the first book). Kat Ross is amazing. I read her The Fourth Element series and fell in love with her writing. SOLIS picks up where NOCTURNE left off. I was biting my poor fingernails. This book is a must read. Nazafareen's character is driven and determined. I really liked her. And Darius! I need to know what comes next
Christa Yelich-Koth
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As the second book in this series, Kat Ross has done it again. Her beautiful use of description and character development kept me turning pages while her depth of plot and meaning kept me intrigued. This is a great dark epic fantasy and I’m looking forward to continuing with these characters and this storyline!
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I received this book free though Xpresso Book Tours.

See my review of the first book, Nocturne here. And see my reviews of the Fourth Element trilogy books 1 & 2 here and book 3 here. I strongly suggest you read at least Nocturne before reading Solis, but if you read the Fourth Element trilogy first you'll have a lot more of the character's backgrounds and the Fourth Talisman series will carry more emotional weight.

It's hard to review another Kat Ross book, simply because they are all ama
Rachel Herrington
May 14, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Confusing and stupid. The plot doesn’t make sense and the characters are lame. I didn’t like the first book but I was bored and hoped the 2nd book got better. It didn’t, it got worse. Don’t waste your time
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kat wants me dead. This book is so awesome and I love the characters so much.
Rae Urban
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book! The story is engaging, and the characters are interesting.
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I couldn't put it down so many different turns and twists! A very good book. I'll be waiting for the next one in June!!!
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Review up on my Wordpress. Some spoilers. Follow at your own risk!
Jessica Therrien
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She never disappoints...another great chapter in this epic series!
Queen Talk Talk
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Does not disappoint!

This series is amazing! It really could be on television. It has grand quests in the fight of good versus evil with true love and magic thrown in.
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still going strong...

Book 2 is keeping up the story, looking forward to following Darius and Nazafareen on their trek to find Sakhet-ra-Katme
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Immediately decided to buy the sequel... does that ring a bell?
Story sets a good pace, new characters add more depth. I liked it a lot!
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Couldn't put it down. THe world grows richer, the characters more engaging. Loving this series.
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Still hooked on Nazafareen's story. Ready for the next installment!
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