The Empire of Gold
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 alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people.
But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara’s dark past. To vanquish them, he must face some ugly truths ...more
‘the kingdom of copper’ had me at a fork in the road, unable to choose a path as i did not know my destination.
‘the empire of gold’ has rewarded me for my struggles and has shown me that the journey, no matter the obstacles, is worth it.
this book is the X on the map, the lost city of wonder, the hidden oasis in the desert. it is the final resting point at which a traveller can see just how far ...more
Of course the other two books of the installment were long, too but when I start reading something (and you may guess ...more
I will not claim to have understood everything but I loved it nonetheless! 🥰
The end to this trilogy was everything I could have asked for. The extensive world building is expanded even further, the characters are pushed to the absolute limit.
The conclusion was just perfect. I feel like I can’t go into it without spoilers but everything that unfurled I was pleased with.
I’m not going to yammer on because I’m just all gush and no substance. Just. If you enjoy epic fantasy t ...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
Update: 08/08/20 - Every time I think about this book, the more disappointment I feel and I want to take off yet another star, so here we are at a 2. Had it not been for Dara's arc and chapters, it may as well have been a 1. :) Everyone say thank you Darayavahoush e-Afshin for carrying this series on his back.
If you really want to know why this conclusion sucked, here's a 10k word long post with all my many grievances. Very ...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
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Empire of Gold was truly a perfect finale in my opinion, it expanded the world so beautifully, it answered all my questions and even a few new ones I never thought to ask. It had adventure and plot twists and character development, and everything else I could have wanted from this wonderfully whimisical fantasy series. The way that Chakraborty is also able to naviagate discussions of the cyclic ...more
It’s really no secret how much I’ve adored this series. From the moment we met Nahri in The City of Brass, I knew this was going to be a special story. I’d like to just take a beat and thank Shannon Chakraborty for transporting us into a world of her own imagining; I feel truly lucky to have been able to experience her creation.
“Creator, every time I think I’ve found the bottom in all of this, I get some new story of murder and vengeance.”
But for th ...more
City of Brass 3 ⭐
Kingdom of Copper 3.5 ⭐
Empire of Gold 3 ⭐
Daevabad Trilogy = 9.5/15 ⭐
Firstly, Congratulations to S.A.Chakraborty on completing her debut trilogy, what a fantastic and hard-earned achievement!
‘Empire of Gold’, despite suffering in the end, from a generic storyline, some under-developed and clichéd charact ...more
Reading this trilogy is the best decision I’ve ever made so far this year. ♡︎
I love it. I love this trilogy so much I couldn’t put into words. It gave me tears sometimes, yes, but it also brought me so much joy. I don’t even know if I’ll be able to move on from this exceptional and amazing world since I feel like I’m completely bound to it and every single character in it already.
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
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
I laughed, i cried, i screamed, i wept, i cheered, i message all my friends who already read this and fangirling with them!
ALL THE FEELS
This is such a emotional review i know, but i don't want to say much about it beside.. just gooo gooo read it if you haven't
Thank you S.A Chakrabor ...more
This book started just from where Kingdom of Copper ended. There is an abundance of action scenes, magic, great characters and unique plot. After finishing this series I think it's safe to say this is the first of it's kind that I've ever read. There was lots of revelations about Nahri's past and many other things like the marid and ifrits.
The entire series is set in a magical city and Egypt, mostly the former. Th ...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
Fact 2: if Fact 1 doesn't evidence how compelling this story was, I don't know what will.
This was easilyy my MOST anticipated book for 2020, and (disregarding lessons learnt from my past experiences) I had raised my expectations extortionaly high. Yet...miraculously (thank god!) this time I was NOT disappointed.
That said, the one thing ...more
But all jokes aside, this was a very accomplished ending to the trilogy. Character arcs were neatly resolved, narratives concluded, antagonists defeated. Every single character at the end of the book was pointed in a direction that I was incredibly pleased with, and I absolutely confess I wish we had a selection of post-ending short stories.
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
I think that this is a good ending for these characters where everyone comes out surprisingly unscathed. It’s certainly not as dark or gruesome as a lot of adult fantasy, but certainly covering more adult themes. Now, I say that I think it is a good ending, and I liked how the author left about fifty pages after th ...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.
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