Saturday 12 March 2022

The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S. A. Chakraborty - A review

 “You don't stop fighting a war just because you're losing battles. You change tactics.”

The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty is a fantasy book and the second book in The Daevabad Trilogy. It was published in 2019.

In The City of Brass we follow Nahri whose life has changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.

In The Kingdom of Copper,  Daevabad is entrenched in the dark aftermath of the battle that saw Dara slain at Prince Ali’s hand, and Nahri must forge a new path for herself, without the protection of the guardian who stole her heart or the counsel of the prince she considered a friend. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she’s been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family and one misstep will doom her tribe.
Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid-the unpredictable water spirits-have gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried.
And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad's towering brass walls for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north. It’s a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the city’s gates and one that seeks the aid of a warrior trapped between worlds, torn between a violent duty he can never escape and a peace he fears he will never deserve.

I loved this book too and it made me love S. A. Chakraborty's writing even more. This sequel has even more intricate magic and political intrigue than The City of Brass. 
Nahri has become one of my favourite female characters. She is strong and determined and all in all she is a badass woman. Of course I still liked Dara and I devoured his chapters. Ali has also matured during this time and he is still dedicated to his beliefs but not a fanatic anymore. I really liked the friendship dynamics between him and Nahri. Besides the characters, the plot was also very exciting and intense with a shocking ending.

Rating: 5 Stars

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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