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 Daevabadand quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.
Now, wit ...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)
Of…moreIt's not an awful cliffhanger actually. There are a few issues that are uncertain at the end but I didn't feel the urge to grab the third book.
Of course I want to know more, but I can wait because the ending is satisfying.(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
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
*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
Me upon finishing The City of Brass:
Me upon realizing I have to wait 11 whole months until I can read the Kingdom of Copper:
Me, waiting for the next installment of this series like:
*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
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
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
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
”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
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.
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
For the past year I hoped that the second book would not be a huge disapointed. I was afraid because it doesn't mean that if the first book in a trilogy is good, the other two ...more
I’m obviously not the most experienced at reading or reviewing adult fantasy.
But unlike with The City of Brass (which I admit I read somewhat haphazardly), I really put my all into paying attention to The Kingdom of Copper.
And you know what?
It was so worth it.
Even though I remembered basically nothing from book 1 at the beginning of The Kingdom of Copper, somehow I managed to jog my memory as I read the sequel, and it was so subtle I cry at how well Chakraborty brought up book 1 wit ...more
Such precious fantasy books are so rare to find and good politics in a fantasy world, even rarer!
This book was not perfect in any sense. The history of characters and the world is really confusing and difficult to remember. The first half of the book was dull and went on forever with several descriptions of how dazzling and beautiful everyone looked. ...more
Overall: This book destroyed me just as I anticipated it would. And I loved every second it it.
The Kingdom of Copper released on January 8, 2019 and is the second installment of Chakraborty’s Daevabad Trilogy, a story set in a fictional Middle East with the worldbuilding drawing directly from medieval Islamic history and lore. The first book, The City of Brass, tore my heart out. The Kingdom of Copper then proceeded to stomp all over it. Gosh, where do I even ...more
OH MY GOD! THIS IS FREAKING OVER-THE-MOON EPIC!
After sleeping on it, I've managed to pull myself together and write a proper review for this glorious book.
Happy release day !!
Harper Voyager made Christmas come early for me this year, BECAUSE THEY SENT ME AN ADVANCE COPY
Oh no! I'm not screaming-shaking-dancing-crying-over-the-roof-top-excited... no no, I AM BEYOND ALL THAT.
This will be the first book I pick up in December, being the month of magic and all.
Chakraborty hit me with all the emotions throughout this entire book. Her writing is spectacular and I love how real her characters are and how we see such vulnerability with all of them. She literally knows how to write these characters and give us so much more than we could have asked for.
I m ...more