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 ...more
“Pragmatic. Heartless. That’s how you survive in this place. It’s how I’ve survived everything.”
What a fantastic sequel! A fantasy full of magic and political intrigue with long held grudges and feuds all coming to a head.
3 POVs. Nahri, Ali and Dara - I didn’t love Dara’s chapters all that much, but I understood they were crucial to the plot.
Nahri is married to Muntadhir and hating life. Meanwhile Ali’s father runs the show like a dictator controlli ...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
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
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 ex ...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 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
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 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
*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 ...more
A heart-wrenching sequel, The Kingdom of Copper picks up where City of Brass left off, with Nahri, Ali, and Dara each facing their own trials, but separated from each other.
The world of Daevabad is absolutely magical and unique, Chakraborty's writing is beautiful, captivating, and the world-building is absolutely phenomenal. The twists and turns in the narrative kept me on my toes throughout this whole book.
The character development was also stunning, e ...more
2. The Kingdom of Copper | ★★★★★
“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 le...more
June is soooo far! Theres so much I NEED TO KNOW
PS I think everyone needs to know that this book caused me physical pain 😂 I actually sprained my thumb on this book because it’s so heavy and big 😂🤦🏼♀️ ...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 o
Nahri is our main character throughout the series ...more
1) I haven't read the first part. Many reviewers recommended to read it.
2) I have relatively f ...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
*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
This review contains spoilers for The City of Brass.
Not to be dramatic, but The Daevabad Trilogy might just be my new all-time favorite book series. The Kingdom of Copper is a worthy successor to The City of Brass in every conceivable way. It took me longer to get through than I expected, but I blame that on my current, distracting life circumstances and not the book itself.
The City of Brass alternated between Nahri and Ali’s perspectives, and The Kingdom of Copper ...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 o ...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
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
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 ea ...more
But I'd do it again in a heartbeat because boyy was this book good.
It's a stunning mix of equally breath-taking (sometimes literally) and dangerous magic, and politics (i.e. scheming, revolution and more scheming). It ...more
‘The Kingdom of Copper’ is S.A. Chakraborty’s sophomore novel but there is no sign of second book syndrome here. It is a firm but subtle step up from its predecessor. Shannon demonstrates a masterful understanding of social and political tension and The City of Daevabad is dripping with it. The book is only let down by a slightly anti-climactic final confrontation following a superb leadup.
As was the case in ‘City of Brass’, Chakraborty’s talent for vivid descriptions o ...more
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