The Empire of Gold
Daevabad has fallen.
After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying allian ...more
Do you know how many times I’ve had to do this? Forget healing, my specialty should be having my life destroyed and then being forced to rebuild from nothing....more
Yet everything was just a touch off. There were empty spaces where conjured buildings should have stood, ugly pockmarks on the skyline. The brass walls were tarnished, the edifices—on closer inspection—riddled with missing bricks and blackened mortar. Defying any weather pattern Nahri knew, somehow
I hate the trope where a girl falls in love with a man/being that is like thousands of years older than them.
And I just love the friends to lovers trope!
Roll on June!!!!
Of course the other two books of the installment were long, too but when I start reading something (and you may guess ...more
Please be warned that as this is the final book in a trilogy, the review will contain SPOILERS for the first two books: The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper.
The Empire of Gold begins immediately after the second book ends: Daevabad has fallen, with Manizheh at its head and Darayavahoush standing squarely by her side. Nahri and Alizayd have fled the city with Suleiman’s seal in tow, resulting in a sudden extinguishing of magic. Now, ...more
S.A. Chakraborty managed to create a concluding novel that brings so much new history and lore to her world, and yet manages to perfectly wrap up the story she had began to tell in The City of Brass.
In this book, the stakes are raised tenfold. The throne of Daevabad is at stake and the lives of every person in the city are in the bala ...more
This series made me realize that love is powerful, it can get you through a lot and make you stronger. But it's not everything. Friendship and family are always there when love is challenged. I thought i couldn't read more about Nahri and Dara being apart, but the fact that I enjoyed, that I loved them being in love but apart, just reminds me that you can do everything you ...more
Actual Rating: 4.7/5 rounded up to a full 5!
If you know me at all you’ll know how much this series means to me. I’ve fallen in love with this world and characters since the first book released and I’ve been waiting desperately – and nervously – for the final book.
Now that I’ve read it I can definitely say that it solidifies the trilogy as one of my all time favorite book series ever.
The book was filled with ...more
Omg would you just look at that GORGEOUS cover!
Now that I'm all hyped up again, I'm 100% sure that I need an ARC. Besides, I've been dangling off the cliff in book 2 for far too long already and I'm not strong enough to hold on for much longer.
And does the fact that I've never recieved an ARC before (sob) stop me from promising to do anything and everything to get my hands on this bo ...more
1. The City of Brass | ★★★★★
2. The Kingdom of Copper | ★★★★★
3. The Empire of Gold | ★★★★★
“Not wanting to be destroyed by despair doesn’t make you a coward, Ali. It makes you a survivor.”
It is always a bittersweet feeling when you reach the last sentence of one of your favourite series. The denial that you will not read more about characters you love, characters whose adventures you have been following...more
eARC provided by NetGalley , thank you to Netgalley and Harper Collins for gifting me this book!
Dizzying, unpredictable, magical. An Arabian fantasy I have always NEEDED to read. This series is a new world that completely captivates you from page one.
The Empire of Gold by S.A Chakraborty
Book 3 of the Daevabad Trilogy
Publish Date: 11th of June 2020
Cover Rating: 9/10
Adult – Fantasy – Magic – Arabian-Inspired – Mythology
I AM NOW LOST.
IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THI ...more
Seriously though, I finished it. My favorite series. And I don't really know what to do with myself. I cried and laughed and cried some more. Loved things, hated things, saw the necessity in things even when I hated them. And just. Dara did that.
1. The city of brass ★★★★★
2. The kingdom of copper ★★★★★
I don't even know what to say about this book, it was almost perfect.
The only thing I didn't appreciate was the romance - even tho I don't despise it - because I just wish these two had remained platonic friends. But I did like how nothing was rushed, especially in the last pages.
Dara has been my favorite character since his very first appearance in The city of brass and his ending - and his last scene ...more
(view spoiler)[1. Muntadhir and Jamshid get together ✅
2. Dara kind of gets a redemption arc ✅
3. Nahri and Dara DON'T get together ❌ but thats ok because even better: it's suggested Ali and Nahri will eventually get together! I've never said this because I never thought it would happen, but I've been a secret Ali and Nahri shipper since book 1
4. Daevabad establishes a new council ✅
5. Ali embraces his marid powers ✅
6. Manizheh is killed by Dara ✅
7. Before she ...more
I received a digital ARC from the publisher (via Netgalley's wish-for-it feature) in exchange for an honest review. This does not, however, shape or change my opinion of this book.
For people who like ratings: If I were still rating books, I’d give this 4.5 stars.
Thanks Harper Voyager and Edelweiss for the arc.
This series has been a rollercoaster of emotions. I absolutely loved each book, which says a lot, I do think The Kingdom of Copper is my favorite.
Not to say this book wasn't amazing, because it was. It was definitely more dark and hard sometimes to read but still really fantastic.
Shannon's writing is exceptional. I honestly felt like these 780 pages lasted nothing. It was like watching a movie, it went quickly, like a breath of air. My favorite p ...more
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