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The Empire of Gold

(The Daevabad Trilogy #3)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  165 ratings  ·  82 reviews
The final chapter in the bestselling, critically acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy, in which a con-woman and an idealistic djinn prince join forces to save a magical kingdom from a devastating civil war.

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
Hardcover, UK Edition, 400 pages
Expected publication: June 11th 2020 by Voyager - GB
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Tanya It's listed as a trilogy so I would expect three books.

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Mecca-Amirah Jackson
Feb 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
Update: 1/14/2020

I still stand by what I said.


Nahri and Ali better not get together romantically or I will revolt.
I honestly can't even *imagine* what direction this book will take after the events of book #2 but I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED and it'll 100% worth however damn long the wait is. I just want my children (ALI AND NAHRI) happy and safe
Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
wish i could tell you how much i love dara and how readily i would die for him
a n i s s a
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am not okay.
Hafsah (on hiatus)
Jul 27, 2019 marked it as i-need-tr
Shelves: not-yet-released
UPDATE: Expected publication is now FEBRUARY!! *jumps up and down whilst squeling*

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
Sep 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
I can't be the only one who ships Ali and Nahri, right? 😭
Mar 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
This cover. I like it.
What I want from this last book:

(view spoiler)
Fadwa (Word Wonders)
Can't think... head empty.

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.

Nouf *LostinFantasy*
Actual Rating: 4.7/5 rounded up to a full 5!

If you know me at all youll know how much this series means to me. Ive fallen in love with this world and characters since the first book released and Ive been waiting desperately - and nervously 😅- for the final book.
Now that Ive read it I can definitely say that it solidifies the trilogy as one of my all time favorite book series ever.

I finished reading this two days ago, but Im not ready to move on. I enjoyed it from start to finish!!

((The spoiler
Feb 08, 2020 marked it as to-read-so-bad-it-hurts
SA Chakraborty looking out for her readers and writing ~800 pages long series ender, what a legend
Feb 15, 2020 marked it as to-read
me staring at the author in her own living room until she tells me whether or not she will give me a muntadhir or jamshid pov:
Liv | Books to Liv by
Aug 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
Annie (Putt)
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are not enough stars on the rating scale to give this grand finale to the Daevabad Trilogy.

I'll be short and to the point: this book was phenomenal. I started this series with little expectations, and I devoured books one and two in about two days. I knew that this series had the ability to become one of my favorite series of all time. And S. A. Chakraborty did not disappoint.

This story was bittersweet, sometimes hard to read. It was raw, it examined people's darkest desires--the lengths
Feb 05, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Anyone else literally dying while we wait for this one to come out?
Bruna Oliveira
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Thanks NetGalley and the publisher for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

*** Spoilers ahead in case you haven't read Book 1 and 2 in The Daevabad Trilogy (City of Brass and Kingdom of Copper)***

After Daevabad's fall, we follow two different paths: Nahri and Ali trying to survive after fleeing the city and going to Cairo and Manizheh, Dara and some other important characters in Daevabad dealing with the city and its people without magic and all the politics the we love so much in
Sakina (aforestofbooks)
Jul 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
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All im saying is I cant wait till 2020 i might lose my mind ...more
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Actual rating: a gazillion stars

Given that I loved first two books, it seemed impossible for this book to surpass my expectations. But somehow it did. This final instalment was pure perfection for me. Everything from plot to characterisation to world building really shines here. All the threads in this story, all the foreshadowing, it all comes together here and it's fantastic. I never thought I'd love a series as much as Mistborn, but somehow this series managed to do that.

Right from the
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was so, so, so lucky to get a galley for this book. The wait was *agony* but I got through it. The rest of you have to wait until June but it will be alright. It's worth the wait!

This book was almost 800 pages of pure magic.

I was so sad to say goodbye. I was so impressed not only with the way this final installment tied everything together, but also the comments about the trauma of colonization. It was a way to connect this fantastical world to our own, since the world still experiences the
I think about this book often even though it's a year away.
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for granting my wish for the e-ARC!

The Empire of Gold was one of my most anticipated releases for this year and I am happy to report that it MORE than met my expectations. It wrenched on my heartstrings. It made me laugh. It made me tear at my hair. It made me smile with delight and with a bittersweet kind of pain. Suffice to say, it hooked me with every line.

It was such a thrill to be back among the characters that I adore for all of their strengths and
sebastien Aldaher
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This has to be without doubt the best fantacy Book series i have read after Harry Potter series and the hunger games series. It magically hooks the reader and opens your imagination to a wild wild magical world where reality and myth mix in such a extraordinary way that all seems way too real to be fantasy. So tangible. You could feel the magic pouring from the pages.

I cannot wait to the third book! I have read the second book in literally 1 day. I couldnt move. Became literally frozen.

Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do not, and I cannot stress this enough, look at me.
Yuli Atta
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25/5 stars

This book had to convince me on a lot of things (especially Dara tbh). I've like the other books, but I never really fell in love with them. I also found them to be really slow for the most part. This one though? I was sucked in, and I ended up loving things and characters that I never expected to. I grew to truly understand the world and its characters. As the final book in a trilogy, I think this is gonna make die hard fans really happy. As someone who was skeptical going in, it
Fae Crate
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Literally one of my favorite series to date! Such a gorgeous and well built world and I will miss all of the characters that Ive grown to love (or hate). ...more
Stephanie L (catteabooks)
writing this from the grave because this cover killed me
Nada Hosny
Jul 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
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S. A. Chakraborty is the author of the critically acclaimed and internationally best-selling The Daevabad Trilogy. Her work has been nominated for the Locus, World Fantasy, Crawford, and Astounding awards. When not buried in books about thirteen-century con artists and Abbasid political intrigue, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and re-creating unnecessarily complicated medieval meals. You can find ...more

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