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    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.1 The City of Brass It is time we get some vengeance for what they have done Friends, this was such a phenomenal installment that was such a treat to read This is an own voices Muslim Fantasy series, and a historical setting of the early 1800s, which barely touches upon the Ottoman Empire And The Kingdom of Copper picks up five years after the events of The City of BrassThis is a story about djinn, and magical cities, and people being able to harness powers that they don t fully understand This is also a story about oppression, and privilege, and the terrible things people are willing to do in the name of pure blood The mixed bloods in this world, shafits, are treated horribly and without a second thought This book very much mirrors present day and the refugee crisis people are unable to get food and shelter, while others are dying of things that could be easily healed, all because of fear, prejudices, and hatred Our three main characters are all very separated and all living very different lives than when we last saw them in the first installment But they all have also grown tremendously during the five years, and now all have very different goals A threat to a loved one is a effective method of control than weeks of torture Nahri gifted healer who is trapped in the royal court of Daevabad and trying to make the best out of an alliance that was forced upon her Ali djinn prince exiled by his father, constantly in fear for his life, while also trying to learn his new abilities Dara one of the best warriors, who is watching soldiers being rallied, who are willing to do terrible things in the name of peace Everyone knew about Darayavahoush, Nahri They just couldn t agree if he was a monster or a hero My biggest complaint about this second installment is how long it took for Dara and Nahri s storylines to actually meet up Obviously, I ship them pretty hard, so I was just really disappointed when it took forever for them to even interact with one another, especially with what Nahri believes Also, as much as I love the queer side characters in this story, I m not entirely sure how I liked how one of them was handled Also, I very much thought Ali was going to give us some bisexual representation in this book, but it appears that we are just going to get a hetero love triangle, which makes me sad But this story was impossible to put down, because I was so enthralled on every page I feel like this 600 page book was just completely packed with action, and I never wanted it to end I love S.A Chakraborty s writing, and I think she really expertly crafts three very different characters, with three very different perspectives, all of which I completely adored You don t stop fighting a war just because you re losing battle Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and the last line of this book will leave you utterly breathless I have such high hopes for book three, and fully expect that it s going to be a perfect conclusion with the way all the threads of this story leave off This is such a beautiful Middle Eastern story, that ties in so much of the culture s folklore in an absolutely beautiful and seamless way I completely recommend this series with my whole heart Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch The quotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication.Content and trigger warnings for graphic violence, torture, death, murder, slavery, human trafficking, talk of stillbirth, talk of past threat of rape, and war themes.Buddy read with Jocelyn at Yogi with a Book

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    Can you ever make a new world that properly addresses the wounds of the past from Lightspeed interview The Kingdom of Copper is the second in S.A Chakraborty s Daevabad Trilogy, and it must be trying harder, as the first was amazing and this one is at least as good I suppose you might pick this book up and have an entirely fine time reading it, but I would not advise it If you have not read the first one, The City of Brass, jump on your flying carpet and dash off to your local bookstore Oh, and could you pick up some lamp oil at the bazaar on your way back Thanks I suppose you could use one of your wishes to just make it appear, but really, that would be cheesy It s like Game of Thrones Yeah, you can jump in at some point and catch up bit by bit, but, really, you have to be there from the beginning to get the most from it Ditto here Come back after you have read volume one, ok And if you have already read 1, then Salaam and good evening to you, worthy friend Shannon A Chakraborty image from her siteSo, when we left our heroes, Nahri, an orphan of a hustler from Cairo, who discovered she had skills, is stuck in Daevabad, the nominal city of the series title Her buddy of a prince, Ali, had been banished from the kingdom for opposing his pop, the ruthless, genocidal, king Ghassan, and Darayavahoush Dara to you and me , a complicated Djinn sort, monstrous warrior, hottie, and decent guy, was done in by said Prince Ali, although Ali may not have been entirely in charge of himself when it happened There is at least one sand ship that flies through the story, and this was the closest image I could find image from Munin s sketchblogWe are several years on Nahri is married to Muntadhir, Ali s older brother, the heir apparent, handsome, smart, and the epitome of Mr Wrong More of a political alliance than a love match Marry my son, or I will start slaughtering your people Well, since you put it that way, sure Ali is making a life for himself in a desert town, using his newfound talent for things aqueous to locate underground water, or make it appear, or something He is reluctant to make too much of a life for himself, as he remains the target of occasional assassins, and would spare potential family members the discomfort of having to plant him, or maybe get caught in the crossfire Dara, who we thought was gone, is only sort of gone He is brought back from some plane of existence where he was wandering by forces that are less than divine, but hey, he gets to live a bit , so whatev On the other hand, Dara is enslaved again, made to take on a mission he would probably be happier skipping Mass slaughter is sooo last millennium And he is stuck in a material form he is not thrilled with So, a mixed bag All three must contend with not only external hostile forces, but internal moral crossroads yeah, like Grand Central Station The World of the Daevabad Trilogy from the author s siteIn book 1 we alternated between Nahri and Ali s POV This book adds Dara s, although for far fewer pages than the other two There is overlap, of course, as combinations of the three engage at diverse points Political intrigue continues to be a major feature here Very GoT, as sundry tribal groups even within families vie for influence, power, and turf Instead of the Seven Kingdoms with their associated Targarians, Lannisters, and Starks, et al, there are tribes The Geziri are the current ruling class, to which Ali, Muntadhir, and Ghassan belong Nahri is of the Daeva group Her ancestors used to rule in Daevabad, until the Geziris drove them out with extreme prejudice Since you read the first volume, you read it, right you know, it gets complicated The City of Daevabad image from author s siteThe motive force for the story in Book 2, Nahri has discovered the remnants of an ancient Nahid hospital in less than wonderful shape, and seeks to have it restored so she can expand her work In addition, she has learned of non magical healers in the city, and looks to join with them to broaden her knowledge base and treat all the city s residents As one might imagine, this notion meets considerable resistance from those in power No, not Steve King But with the help of Ali, whom she hates, by the way, for killing Dara, Ali had gotten suckered into coming back to the city, wondering if he would be slaughtered when he arrived there is some hope of gettin er done It takes a village, though Others are brought in to the attempt and politics are played Can t we all just get along There is a big centennial event planned for the city, called Novatetem, Mardi Gras on steroids, parades, floats, feasts, competitions, and, well, there are folks who are planning some unpleasantness The action accelerates as we get closer and closer, the November 1963 moment in Dallas, the coming hurricane, the ticking bomb You know the deal Michael Bay cum White Walkers cum ILM magnificence, and great fun But also, with characters you care about trying to make it through.Image by Juan De LaraThere are secrets aplenty, double crosses, and some pretty neat magical tech Toss in a few nifty large scale monsters for good measure One of the really cool things about the fabulous environment Chakraborty has created is that buildings constructed by the Nahid respond to Nahri, who is now the 1 Nahid in the place, so is referred to as Banu Nahri e Nahid, aka Banu Nahida or Lady Nahri of the Nahid people, which comes with perks Pictures on the walls of Nahid buildings animate when she passes Things like that, and some that are substantive Pretty cool In addition to the internal struggles with which each of the characters must cope, there are broader scale motifs The notion of Occupied People is a strong one in the book In medieval history so many of these cities and civilizations were the products of waves of conquest How does that shape the societies that survive them generations later How do conqueror and conquered influence each other and how do their stories and legends of what happened get transmitted Can you ever make a new world that properly addresses the wounds of the past from the Lightspeed interviewImage from Shkyscrapercity.comIt is a major challenge trying to figure out how to make peace with the travesties wrought on the Nahid by the Geziri, but also on others by the Nahid How can you step off the eternal wheel of revenge and retribution, how can you heal the wounds of the past In a very concrete way, Nahri attempts to do just that Even though she was an impressive healer in book one, she was largely an uneducated one But she has been working and studying hard, is learning some new tricks, and now, in a place that seems to act as a booster to her abilities, she is becoming an even better doctor But can Nahri, in league with others, keep the city from descending into the usual cycle of eternal genocidal violence Can she forgive Ali Can she survive her crappy, shotgun marriage and her psycho genocidal father in law It takes than an ability to repair bodies to heal a city Chakraborty s decision to make Nahri a doctor grew out of her own experience I wrote a lot of this while managing a large obstetrics gynecology practice while my husband went to medical school , and I really wanted to capture the messy reality of medicine It s not always glamourous and noble it can be exhausting, the work is bloody and tiresome and challenging, and sometimes your patients are terrible It requires a confidence bordering on arrogance to cut into a person for their own good, and I wanted to show how a character might grow into that from the QuilltoLive interviewImage by Juan De LaraThere are bits of humor sprinkled throughout My favorite is when a shape shifter with a fondness for turning into a statue, cannot get back to normal, and Nahri is stuck removing pieces of rock from him But it s so peaceful, he pleads There is another LOL scene in which Ali is compelled by his father to taste some impressively appalling dishes from around the kingdom A ref to a hospital room specially designed to keep floating djinn from injuring themselves puts one in mind of a Mary Poppins scene in which characters and furniture dispense with gravity These were delightful.There are a lot of details to keep track of, tribes, places, words, characters Thankfully appendices are provided, as are rather broad view maps, which I included here My only disappointment with the book was that Dara did not get as much time as the other two, the definition of a quibble Image from The Thief of BaghdadI ve gotta say that volume 2 was a major page turner for me The ARE I read came in at 608 pages and I wished it were longer, really oops, there goes another wish How many do I have left The action is almost non stop The characters are seriously engaging There is actual character development Moral considerations are treated seriously There is real content woven into this fantasy world, an appreciation for the literary history of Islamic civilization, and there is wonderful creativity in the details of magic here The Kingdom of Copper is pretty much all you could possibly wish for in a fantasy read And you don t even have to use up the limited supply in your special lamp.Review posted January 18, 2019Publication date January 22, 2019 EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal, Twitter and FB pagesInterviews SYFY Wire S.A Chakraborty s The City of Brass started out as history fan fiction by Swapna Krishna Shannon Chakraborty didn t want to be a writer when she grew up I wanted to be a historian, but I ve been a bookworm since I was a kid, she said She originally wanted to be a historian, with a specialization in the Middle East That plan got a bit derailed for a variety of reasons, one of which was graduating in 2008 when the economy collapsed, so I figured I d work while my husband went to medical school and keep my mind occupied with a little world building historical fan fiction, she explains.It s that experience that led Chakraborty, who was born raised in New Jersey by blue collar Catholic parents, to the seed that became The City of Brass It sprouted the day I set foot in the rare books library of the American University of Cairo, she explains There she lost herself in the stories and lore around her As a homesick, homework laden, and rather wide eyed new Muslim myself, I found in these stories a refuge they spoke of a history that dazzled, a faith of breathtaking diversity in which my weird background was nothing new nor particularly noteworthy The Quill to Live The City of Brass An Interview With S A Chakraborty I come from a pretty big family and always enjoy seeing well done portrayals of complicated, messy, exasperating and yet also still loving relatives I think it s a thing many of us can relate to And I ve always had a particular fascination with rival princes They re fairly common in history, and yet I can t imagine the emotions that go behind making a decision to war against your own brother.There was certainly some inspiration from my own family My twin brother and I are very close, and I was very protective of him, especially when we were younger, even when we were fighting This was definitely an emotion and dynamic that I was trying to capture with Muntadhir and Ali Though my brother isn t a wealthy, libertine playboy destined to rule a shaky kingdom so the similarities end there Pen America On Magic, History, and Storytelling The PEN Ten with S A Chakraborty by Lily Philpott an interesting, wide ranging chat Lightspeed Magazine Interview S.S Chakraborty by Christian A Coleman Lots of excellent information hereItems of Interest The World of Daevabad on the author s site Barnes Noble From City to Kingdom S.A Chakraborty on Building the Magical World of the Daevabad Trilogy this is credited as BN editors, but seems really the author talking about the development of her magical world My review of Book 1 in the Daevabad Trilogy, The City of Brass

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    Please note this review contains spoilers for the first book in the series A big thank you to Harper Voyager for sending me a copy for review The sequel to S A Chakraborty s magnificent The City of Brass largely takes place five years after the events of the first book There s a prologue at the beginning, detailing the immediate aftermath for each of our three main characters However, the major bulk of the novel takes place several years after Darayavahoush s death, Alizaydi al Qahtani s possession by the marid and subsequent exile, and Nahri s political arranged marriage to the crowned prince of Daevabad.In The Kingdom of Copper, we witness each of these characters embark on a journey quite unlike anything they ve ever experienced before Nahri finds herself surrounded with strangers, her previous allies Ali and Dara nowhere to be found For five years, she must navigate royal life and the palace alone Although her relationship with her husband Muntadhir is cordial, Nahri nevertheless feels utterly alone With nobody but her mentor by her side, she continues to practice healing as best as she can.Alizayd al Qahtani builds for himself a life in exile in the barren lands of Bir Nabat With his newfound abilities with water, Ali can play an especially useful role in the sustenance of his new home He forms new alliances, new friendships, and has become comfortable in this new found life.Darayavahoush has been brought back to life by Manizheh, much to his dismay, in a physical form that he is enraged by Manizheh is laying down plans to take back Daevabad, and restore the Daeva tribe to its original glory with the Nahids at its head Dara reverts back to his old role as a dutiful warrior, and is forced to face his past while making decisions about his future.The City of Brass is a sweeping epic fantasy, chock full of djinn and mythical creatures, lavish world building, political intrigue, a romance fraught with tension, and characters you will grow deeply attached to What The City of Brass did best, believe it or not, this sequel does even better.The world building is switched up two notches, as we get to see characters albeit minor ones from other tribes Scenes such as feasts and festivals allow the reader to see short, but detailed, glimpses of these other tribes cultures and customs, while minor characters are introduced that are not from the Daeva or Geziri tribes We encountered some mythical creatures, such as rivers that turn into serpents, and winged reptiles, but we see even There is far magic in this book than there was in the first one, including elemental magic at the hands of Ali, and Nahri s strange bond with the Nahid palace, as well as Dara s new physical form The history of Daevabad and its tribes is further expanded upon The enhancement in the already complex world building makes the reading experience lush and captivating.One of this series s absolute defining points is its foundational emphasis on politics Daevabad is a melting pot of a city, but it far from embraces the diversity within its walls The shafit half djinn, half human are brutally oppressed, and the royal family s bloody history with the Daeva tribe doesn t help, either There are prejudices among the different tribes towards each other that have lasted centuries The tension between all these factions has always existed in this story, but while it simmers and bubbles in the first book, this tension transforms and explodes into true action in The Kingdom of Copper With scheming, shady tactics, stubborn royals, rebellious princes, and Nahri determined to bring peace in the middle, the politics is taken to entirely new levels It s dangerous Exciting, yet often disturbing in its sheer realness.In fact, what makes this sequel so exciting is just how different it is from the first book without ever straying too far from its foundation It never rambles or subverts from the main plot of the series, but despite this, it seems entirely new, especially with regards to its characters.For example in the first book, Nahri is very dependent on Dara, as he is her Afshin, someone who she knows and trusts in a sea of strangers Her character was inexplicably tied to his, almost as if they were a package deal Their bond seemed so vital to the first story that its physical absence in The Kingdom of Copper made me wary but I need not have been It felt new, seeing them in such separate places to the point where Nahri doesn t even know he s alive for 90% of the book, but you could still sense their deep regard of each other throughout Dara and Nahri don t interact in this book until much later on, and this may discourage readers, but I think this decision allowed both characters to become their own people Separating these two also allowed for character development than could have been possible if they had remained a package deal.The book also felt new, because it was a lot less Nahri centric than the first book Chakraborty allows her other characters arcs and development to take center stage Ali s inner struggle with his possession by the marid, his own moral and religious values clashing with his duties to his family are fully fleshed out in this book His warring loyalties and him coming to terms with what he ultimately values breathes new life into an already multi dimensional, nuanced character, and I came to appreciate him ten fold in this book.Dara s narrative is especially fascinating, because we haven t seen his perspective before.In this new time in his life, Dara is forced into a position in the narrative where he has to make a choice between his duty and wanting peace Where the burden of his history and having to repeat his history is placed upon his shoulders It s hard to watch a character you love make bad decisions, but it makes narrative sense And the complexity of these characters decisions and your constant You re doing the wrong thing, but I don t want to see you get hurt either is what makes this story so compelling.The side characters, such as Ali s siblings Muntadhir and Zaynab and Jamshid are given time to shine, too Their characters have their own internal and external conflicts Ali s relationship with Muntadhir has pretty much disintegrated, and seeing them fight as brothers be cruel and petty and hurtful was so exciting We all know and love the main trio, but what makes this sequel soar above its predecessor is how much you learn to love these side characters too.The antagonists in Manizheh and Ghassan were also incredible to watch, where they both have horrifying and redeeming qualities It almost reminds me of Game of Thrones in its complexity There are two awful people leading opposite sides of the conflict so who do you root for It puts the reader in a strange position where you re rooting for people on both sides of the conflict, and you see two characters you love at each others throats, willing to do horrible things to each other.I m incredibly excited for the third book, albeit dreading it because it means it ll be an end to a series I have grown to love and cherish The truth is, I could talk forever about why I love this series, these characters and this world, and it s hard for me to stop at a suitable place But all I can say is that this series is a gem, and it could make its place on the shelf of fantasy greats if people gave it the chance I m so glad I gave it this chance it s been the best reading decision I ve made in years Connect with me elsewhere Bloglovin Twitter Instagram Tumblr Facebook

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    2.99 Kindle sale, July 13, 2019 4.5 stars Excellent sequel to The City of Brass I liked it even better than the first book, but you do need to read The City of Brass before this one Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature The Kingdom of Copper, the second book in S.A Chakraborty s DAEVABAD TRILOGY, picks up soon after the ending of the first book, The City of Brass Alizayd Ali al Qahtani, younger son of Ghassan, the king of Daevabad, has been exiled and is fair game for assassins He s rescued by a raiding party from the drought ridden area of Bir Nabat, who have noticed Ali s newly developed magical ability to summon water Nahri has been forced by Ghassan into a loveless match with his older son Muntadhir, the pleasure loving crown prince Darayavahoush, the powerful djinn with a long and unspeakably violent past, is summoned from his sister s side in the land of the dead to a new life by Nahri s outlaw mother Manizheh, who controls Dara s emerald slave ring and has plans to use him for her political takeover of the djinn s city of Daevabad After setting the stage, the story jumps forward five years Nahri, who has long felt trapped by the royal family, finds new inspiration in her plan to restore a long ruined hospital, helping the outcast shafit, who are of human djinn mixed blood, as well as pureblooded djinn, or daeva Ali s magical affinity for water has brought new life to Bir Nabat, changing it from a wasteland to a fruitful place where Ali has found safety and respect But political forces are combining to bring Ali back to Daevabad and into danger And Dara has become Manizheh s military advisor, helping her plan an invasion of Daevabad to retake the city from Ghassan and the Geziri tribe, who have controlled it for many years.It s always a pleasant surprise for me when the second book of a series isn t a let down, and I consider The Kingdom of Copper a better book than The City of Brass Most of the confusing elements from the first book have been worked out The plot is far coherent and focused, and the pacing has noticeably improved This is just excellent story telling The point of view shifts between Nahri, Ali and Dara, but each of their stories pulled me in, and it was easy to see the connection points between the three plot threads and point of view characters Each of these characters has a distinct challenge to overcome in his or her life, and in the process questions who they really are and what they want to achieve It s not a simple answer in any of their cases Nahri and Ali both have parents who they love, but cannot agree with their actions Dara is bound to assist Manizheh with her invasion, but has serious reservations about her plans.This complexity of character extends itself to the secondary characters It s refreshing to see characters that I had dismissed as one dimensional Nahri s husband Muntadhir is a good example begin to display unexpected depths Ghassan s tyranny is indisputable, but it s easy to see how his reign began with good intentions.The related themes of conquest and oppression, so prevalent in The City of Brass, are explored in some new ways Manizheh considers the city rightly hers, but her plans for taking it over begin to look suspiciously like the same methods her enemies used long ago Revenge and violence are poisons that can make you morally indistinguishable from your enemies Nahri s efforts to rebuild the hospital and to serve shafit as well as Daeva may hold the seeds for cooperation and peace, but is it too late The Kingdom of Copper was both heart wrenching and a pleasure to read It s certainly not all heavy and downbeat there are doses of humor and enchanting magic, like the palace stairs that rise to help Nahri when she s fleeing her enemy, along with the passageways that magically brick themselves up behind her And it s easy to root for the three main characters even Dara, by far the most morally gray of the trio I m definitely looking forward to the next book even without the cliffhanger ending that promises to be a major game changer Initial post Me at 60% I think I actually like this sequel better than the first book Update YES Yes, it is better than the first book Genie djinni Daeva battles FTW I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss Thank you

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    me coming to the realization that I ll have to wait a whole year to know what happens next Seriously though How date this book end like that Who does it think it is What right does it have to leave me hanging on that cliff all by myself On a composed and serious note, this book was so many times better than its predecessor, The City of Brass, in so many fantastic ways.I read The City of Brass in February and while I had some problems with it, I actually really enjoyed it One of my main issues with it was that it read very much like a YA novel at times And while I do love YA novels, it made these characters seem childish at times With this novel taking place five years after the end of the first, and with the stakes having been tremendously raised, there was no time for being juvenile here.This is the book where the characters fully come into themselves and are able to really develop, especially Dara While at first I was disappointed when I d heard that Nahri and Dara didn t interact for the first 90% of the novel, I was actually really glad for it Seeing them focused on things other than each other allowed me to see true character development Here we also get to read from Dara s point of view for the first time and it was fascinating to see the world and the war and all that was happening through his eyes His contradicting beliefs and inner conflict when it came to both his and Manizheh s actions definitely added depth to his character.Also, Ali You thought I forgot about him, didn t you Ali has grown so much While I liked him in book one, his chapters were a bit on the boring and long winded side, but that was part of his personality in a way All he ever talked about was politics in book one In this book, we actually get to see some action and emotion out of him and it was so good And all the other characters were great too I also really enjoyed all the minor charcters and their arcs, especially Ali s siblings, Muntadhir and Zaynab.Now, there is politics I really enjoyed them in book one although they oftentimes felt a bit overwhelming This book had just the right amount of intrigue and family drama and city politics There was no one right side Everyone is standing in a morally gray area, doing what they need for what they believe is their right Everyone believes themselves justified in their cruel actions and their hatred Everyone was equally wrong, and yet, in a way, I could completely see and understand where each of them was coming from To manage such a complex system in a book this big is certainly a talent that S A Chakraborty has clearly mastered.And that ending I was honestly so stressed for the entire last 20% of this book I was at the edge of my seat, wondering what the heck was going to go down So many questions have been answered in this book And now I have even questions than ever before I am super excited to see how it s all going to end in Empire of Gold and am only sad that I have to wait a whole year to find out Also, I kinda really ship Dara and Nahri, so something better happen in the next book that brings them back together Overall, I totally recommend this series But be warned, book one does drag a bit in the middle and is, for the most part, little than a very long prologue to this novel And while I clearly suck at convincing you to read it, I promise that it was actually quite good Follow Me Here Too My Blog Twitter Bloglovin Instagram Tumblr

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    3.5 stars The Kingdom of Copper was my most anticipated book of 2019, hands down Ever since I finished The City of Brass, I couldn t wait to read this sequel I was counting down the days my anticipation for this was so high I am so upset that I didn t love this The second half, specifically the last 30% or so, was really the redeeming part of this I really, really struggled to get through this That s something I NEVER anticipated I feel like everything I adored in The City of Brass was just nonexistent here Sometimes it hooked me, but I was never truly transfixed or captivated while reading this The first book was magical and so engrossing, this was missing that I kept reading for the sake of my love for the first book, I had to see if this eventually got better And thankfully it did, but it took so long to get to that point I should be dying to read the third book, but instead I m left feeling sad that I didn t love this I m sincerely hoping the last book turns my feelings for this series around Thoughts before reading ME AFTER READING THE LAST LINE OF THE DESCRIPTION ________UPDATE release date pushed back to January 2019. Dying for even a SLIVER of info about this

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    Chakraborty s debut, CITY OF BRASS, was one of my top 10 reads of the year Kingdom of Copper is without a doubt in my top 5 of 2019 Sprawling and opulent, the world of Daevabad and it s fascinating magical intrigue soars to new heights in this sequel I continue to cheer for Nahri Dahra is conflicted and broody as ever, and AliOh Ali He is my heart I just want him to be happy weeps Chakraborty pulls every emotional string with this sequel At its heart, it is a story of family and the choices we have to live with, and I am DYING for the conclusion.

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    This is ten times better than book one I really enjoyed reading this book, it was hard for me to put down, the writing and characters were matured than the first book.This book has a five year time jump, I didn t mind much, it made it easier to understand lots of things The beginning was quite slow but things picked up later The fight scenes were perfectly depicted.World building and WritingThere is a major improvement in the world building department, its way better than that of book one which was none existent The book is written in third person multiple POVs of Nahri, Ali and Dara.CharactersNahri is matured than before, she is even cynical than before due to the incidents in the first book Even at that she a confident young lady, she goes for what she believes in and she is so kind.Ali managed to survive his exile, just when things started going well for him trouble strikes again I feel bad for him though In a way he is still as naive and pious as he once was but now he toned it down a bit You don t stop fighting a war just because you re losing battles, Alizayd You change tactics Surely, that s a lesson you learned in the Citadel Dara was an idiot 90% of the book, like how could he that is thousands of years old and be that naive He lets Manizheh detects his actions, just can t wait for book three And he had gone along, had bowed his head in submission to a Nahid again and dismissed the disquiet in his soul Now it had blown up in his face.It wasn t even the first time His own history had taught him nothing. I also like Jamshid and Muntadhir even though the later was annoying most of the time but he made up for it at the end of the book view spoiler Jamshid is Nahri s brother, they share a mother hide spoiler

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    S A Chakraborty didn t disappoint us again, she s a freaking professional writer, her World she has created is magnificent and we ve never read such a well written structure within a book She really keeps enchanting us with her very beautiful stories, original and interesting topics The whole concept of the book is intense and while reading this will be very stressful and intriguing, but in a kind of way you ll love it.The book is told from three different point of views, Nahri, Ali and Dara The whole book is packed and sorted very well and it makes it such a fun road to know the characters stories Their journey is merged in different problems, and drama doesn t miss either As a muslim I enjoyed how the Author portrays the Islamic Culture within the book, it really makes it pure and true.The details of the book are very interesting and unique each page is rich with amazing words The Kingdom of Copper is filled with betrayal, shock scenes and grief and also the setting of the background is outstanding beautiful, I d love to see this in a major picture it deserves it so much.The tensions were going just higher and higher making this a fast pace and page turner, the chaos and the dark acts were all unpredictable and complicated but in the end everything was incredible like I never loved an ending in a book than this of course it s not the ending of the series, we need to wait for book no 3 to see the ending of all The Kingdom of Copper is very magnificent politically attractive sequel which will blow your mind with the perfect writings of Chakraborty

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The Kingdom of Copper [PDF / EPUB] The Kingdom of Copper Nahri s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal Nahri s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes Whisked from her home in Cairo, The Kingdom PDF \ she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive thereNow, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of the battle that saw Dara slain at Prince Ali s hand, Nahri must forge a new path for herself, without the protection of the guardian who stole her heart or the counsel of the prince she considered a friend But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she s been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family and one misstep will doom her tribeMeanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid the unpredictable water spirits have gifted him But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buriedAnd as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad s towering brass walls for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north It s a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the city s gatesand one that seeks the aid of a warrior trapped between worlds, torn between a violent duty he can never escape and a peace he fears he will never deserveReturn to Daevabad in the spellbinding sequel to THE CITY OF BRASS.