The Midnight Sea - Kat Ross

The Midnight Sea

By Kat Ross

  • Release Date: 2016-09-29
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 206 Ratings


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…

Praise for The Midnight Sea

"A spellbinding fantasy with some moral weight and a meatier narrative than usual, one likely to leave readers quite satisfied... Ross conjures an epic of demons and daevas, family, loss, and the turmoil of a kingdom in peril."-Kirkus Reviews

"An addictive, action-packed, glorious page-turner!" -Am Kinda Busy Reading

"For a world of shifting alliances and trusts, fully realized and multi-faceted characters, and a fantasy that takes place in a little touched upon setting in young adult literature, The Midnight Sea delivers on all fronts and starts off a new series of romance, magic, and a well-written and captivating story." -Bibliobibuli YA

"GUARD YOUR HEART. For in The Midnight Sea, Kat Ross delivers a riveting fantasy of unparalleled proportions that stole a piece of mine." -Flylef Reviews

"I really hate the word ‘epic’ because, let’s face it, it’s so overused and it’s lost its true meaning, but this book deserves that word." -Book Reader Chronicles

"The Midnight Sea has everything I enjoy in a fantasy and more. I highly recommend it for readers who love elemental magic, kick-ass heroines and a captivating story." -Cover2Cover Reviews

"Kat Ross creates a rich fantasy world, full of new and scary creatures, lots of magical powers, and an intricately woven plot that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page." -Book Briefs


  • Midnight by Kat Ross

    By Proctorasshole
    Loved the way you embraced real history with a serious twist of fantasy and your personal love of mythical creatures of the paranormal world. Looking forward to the next book of this series. Hot popcorn time!! KSW
  • Pretty

    By Sergeant 16
    It's confusing but good
  • Wow

    By Queenragga
    I am lost in wonder and mystery as I read midnight sea! I love the mix of real history and fantasy. Seem as if I'm having my very own " neverending story" via history book.
  • Amazing!

    By 238930
    I couldn't stop reading. The world is endlessly intriguing and the characters are even more so. Where is book 2??
  • Book 2?

    By Imjusjasminep
    I couldn't put this book down! I loved that the main character was strong but not annoying or purposefully ignorant as many times is the case. I love how the genres meshed well (war/love/myth). It was well written and pulled me in from page one. I am just wishing for books 2 and 3? How can I get them?
  • Loved it!

    By heyhaileygirl
    Great book! It drew me in from the very first page. Can't wait for the next book!
  • Loved it!

    By EveryVillainIsLemons
    I've been searching for a book with this type of plot line and I was not disappointed! I read this book in two days and wanted the sequel right away. The story evoked a lot of emotions (anger, sadness, pity, happiness, etc) throughout while reading, which is how I define a well-written book.
  • Extremely enjoyable

    By GargoyleBlue
    Completely devoured this novel. New original voices are hard to find in this genre. I highly recommend giving this book a chance. Well thought out plot, interesting characters, a new spin on magic and plenty of mystery to keep you turning the pages. I just wish the second book would come out on iBooks!!