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
one road leads to a familiar civilisation and old problems. the way is lined with lush history, but requires a steep toll that many people cannot pay. is the guarantee to avoid the unknown worth the price?
the other direction leads to new leadership and the promise of being reu ...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
“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
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
Oh my god. Oh my GOD. I don’t even know what to say. I love this world, these characters, all the crazy crap that’s flying around but makes the story so unbelievably GOOD.
I’m obsesssssssed! Ready for book 3 please :-)
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 really enjoyed this one and I am super glad that I have audiobooked both of these as I think the narrator gives a more immersive look at the Egyptian-inspired culture of this world. This is a sequel so I cannot say too much about the plot, but I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed the direction this book took, and although ...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
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
*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
I wasn't ready for the emotional turmoil that I went through because of this book. The City of Brass left my mind whirling with thoughts and I just couldn't put off reading this one for ...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
- Nahri being a badass
- Dara being a badass
- Muntadhir being unexpectedly sweet
- Ali being an idiot
- Ghassan being a jerk
- Dara being a jerk
- Muntadhir being a jerk
- Ali being an idiot
Also there was so much more hatred and pain and death and scheming characters and my heart just couldn't. handle. it.
The pace is a little uneven compared to The City of Brass so I was worried from the slower start that I mi ...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
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
okay I probably shouldn't start Empire of Gold right away - I want to draw this series out so I can savour it - but I may start Empire of Gold right away . . .
This book was just so complex, both politically and in terms character arcs and character motivations, and ugh it was just SO WELL DONE. I was especially fond of the relationship between Ali and Muntadhir, as it really had that messy complication of a sibling relationship - from sheer frustration mixed with hatred, to the kn ...more
1) I haven't read the first part. Many reviewers recommended to read it.
2) I have relatively f ...more
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