The Empire of Gold
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...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 ...more
(view spoiler)[1. Muntadhir and Jamshid FINALLY get together (their reunion better be epic)
2. Dara gets his redemption arc
3. Nahri and Dara get together
4. Daevabad establishes a council run by daevas, djinns and shafits -- no more a single king/family in power
5. Ali embraces his powers and finds an awesome girl to marry and who will put up with/secretly enjoy his ranting
6. Manizheh dies (by Dara's hand)
7. Before she dies, we find out who Nahri's father is
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 ...more
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 ...more
*** 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I cannot wait to the third book! I have read the second book in literally 1 day. I couldnt move. Became literally frozen.
(I've read this book in a couple of days when I have a dissertation project to write, so I think I can safely say this was AMAZING.)
This review contains spoilers (but they are minimal).
The Empire of Gold is the concluding volume in The Daevabad Trilogy, and unlike some other conclusions of fantasy trilogies I've read in the past year, Chakraborty ...more