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City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett
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It is frustrating that I don’t enjoy The Divine Cities as much as I want to, or as much as others clearly do.
In this sequel to City of Stairs, Saypuri General Turin Mulagesh is dispatched to the city of Voortyashtan to investigate whether a newly discovered element is of divine origin. What she finds may have even more dire consequences.
The worldbuilding for this series is so brilliant, the fact that the stories themselves (high fantasy police procedurals) are just okay is especially disappointing. The plot of City of Blades follows the same basic pattern as its predecessor, so many of the story beats are stale and predictable. Mulagesh’s arc is compelling, though, and the visuals are remarkable, especially in the final act.
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November 15, 2017 – Started Reading
November 15, 2017 – Shelved
November 15, 2017 – Finished Reading

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