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 court of Daevabad and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.
Now, wi ...more
As a heads up, there is more violence, including a few fairly grim scenes, in The Kingdom of Copper that might not be appropriate for young teens, but I think readers know best what kind of material they want to consume.(less)
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 Brass
This is a story about djinn, and ma ...more
Can you ever make a new world that properly addresses the wounds of the past? - from Lightspeed interviewThe 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. ( ...more
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 p ...more
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 ...more
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 more 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 ...more
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 Dar ...more
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 Writing
There is a major improvement in the world building department, its way better than that of book on ...more
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 more... :(
The second half, more 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 Cit ...more
1) I haven't read the first part. Many reviewers recommended to read it.
2) I have relatively f ...more
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review*
Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders
Question: What do you do when you read your most anticipated book ever and it turns out to be your favourite book ever?
Answer: You cry. You just cry and cry and cry.
Seriously , it’s almost been a month since I’ve fin ...more
Nahri is our main character throughout the series ...more
May I present you my first disappointment of 2019!
I don't know how but everything went wrong in this book. When I first read The City of Brass I was enchanted by its magical atmosphere and characters who swept me away into the world of djinn, flying carpets, giant water serpents and enormous talking birds. I loved everything about that world! I had zero doubt The Kingdom of Copper would deliver the same level of grandeur and will, once more, sweep me off my
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has not influenced my review.*
It is such a treat to find books that are this detailed and nuanced and feel so real. The writing, the characters, the story, the world building, it all came together so perfectly and was so well done that it felt like I was reading about real people. This was one of those books that legitimately made me forget I was reading. I was just there, fully immersed in the story.
Much like in the first ...more
ALL THAT WAITING AND I HAVE TO SAY, IT WAS WORTH IT!
I'll make sure to add a review later, but at first glance this book takes everything that was so amazing about the first book and MAKES IT BETTER. What really blew me away about the first book was the complex characters and the dynamics between them, and let me tell you, S.A. CHAKRABORTY DID IT AGAIN! Every character is such a profound mix of good, bad, and everything in-between, and their motivations, emotions, and struggles all ...more
City Of Brass was one of my fav book on 2017, ive waited 1 year and 2 months to be able to read this and maaaaan... it was worthy!! It was woooow so intense and so amazing and so stressful too at the same time!!
The writing style was so enjoyable, love it from page 1 until page 609! i still cant believe this series was a debut from the author, the plot was such a masterpiece and well crafted!
Love all the 3 POVs here and i must said i never been so conflicted to choose side on book cau ...more
1. The city of brass ★★★★★
I'm legit still thinking about this book and I finished it days ago. Damn. What a book.
But let's start with the actual review.
I had very high expectations for The kingdom of copper - being The city of brass one of my favorite books - and let me tell you: S. A. Chakraborty did not disappoint.
Her writing style keeps being enchanting and rich but never heavy. She also brings such an original and interesting topi ...more
I am happy to report that The Kingdom of Copper has, in my opinion, a ...more
”Are you ready?” Nahri asked when she and Muntadhir were alone.
He laughed as he strapped a wicked-looking sword to his waist. “Not in the slightest. You?”
“God, no.” Nahri grabbed another needle-sharp dagger and flipped it into her sleeve. “Let’s go die.”
I am absolutely fucking speechless right now. Very rarely in my life have I ever enjoyed the sequel of something more than its predecessor. Captain America: Winter Soldier, Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth, Gregor and the Curse of ...more
Update: The long-awaited full review is below.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I was fortunate enough to read an early copy o ...more
This was definitely one of my most anticipated releases of the year and going into it I was a little scared if it would live up to my expectations. Well, it destroyed me so I would say that it lived up to my hype for it.
I absolutely love the writing it greats such vivid pictures in my mind that at times I was sure it was a movie, not a book. I liste ...more
First of all, a big thank you to HarperCollins Canada for sending me an arc of The Kingdom of Copper! My very first arc from HarperCollins was for The City of Brass, so I was almost in tears when the second book fell into my hands. This series has stolen my heart since the first book, and I'm so glad I can continue on with this journey!
Overall Rating: 5 stars!
This book was a whirlwind of a read. I don't think I can fully explain how I feel or what I'm thinking right now. I alrea ...more
I can’t say much about this sequel due to spoilers, but I will say that I felt emotions I’ve never experienced before when reading. I cried. I laughed. I screamed.
It brought everything and more.
I’m STILL not over it, and it has been over a month.
As always, the politics shine through this series starkly and intelligently. Everyone is dancing around each other trying to keep the peace, get their own wishes, and just not die. You really start to see the inner workings of Da ...more
The twists weren't difficult to predict, but nonetheless, SAC still gave us an engaging and entertaining read. I still inhale-read 600 pages in less than a week, so it goes to show that Kingdom of Copper held my interest to the end.
“You don’t stop fighting a war just because you’re losing battles, Alizayd. You change tactis.”
S.A. Chakraborty has done it again. She has created another masterpiece. I knew she was able to create an unique and impressive story because she had already done that in The City of Brass, but she has left me speechless once again with The Kingdom of Copper. I truly believe Chakraborty has taken the fantasy genre to a whole new level with this own voices Muslim trilogy set in Cairo in the 18th centu...more