Monday 11 April 2022

The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy #3) by S. A. Chakraborty - A Review


“Luck is a fairy tale we use to make people feel better about the world being unfair as shit.”

The Empire of God by S. A. Chakraborty is a fantasy and it is the third book in The Daevabad Trilogy. The book was published in June 2020 by Harper Voyager. 

It is the final chapter in the Daevabad Trilogy, in which a con-woman and an idealistic djinn prince join forces to save a magical kingdom from a devastating civil war.

In this one 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 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 about his history and put himself at the mercy of those he once considered enemies. 
Having narrowly escaped their murderous families and Daevabad’s deadly politics, Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. While Nahri finds peace in the old rhythms and familiar comforts of her human home, she is haunted by the knowledge that the loved ones she left behind and the people who considered her a savior are at the mercy of a new tyrant. Ali, too, cannot help but look back, and is determined to return to rescue his city and the family that remains. Seeking support in his mother’s homeland, he discovers that his connection to the marid goes far deeper than expected and threatens not only his relationship with Nahri, but his very faith.

As peace grows more elusive and old players return, Nahri, Ali, and Dara come to understand that in order to remake the world, they may need to fight those they once loved . . . and take a stand for those they once hurt.

All I can say is that I loved The Empire of Gold as I did the previous two books in the trilogy.
I liked that we learned more about the world and the magic. All the twists and revelations made me turning the pages like crazy.
Nahri is still my favourite character and I also came to like and understand Ali more in this book. Dara's POV in this book was very heartbreaking and revealing. 
Also the finale was perfect as everything was wrapped up as they should.

The whole trilogy was excellent. It had complex politics, great character development and wonderful world-building. I am sad that it is over.

Rating: 5 Stars

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

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