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REVIEW | City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty

“You’re some kind of thief, then?” “That a very narrow-minded way of looking at it. I prefer to think of myself as a merchant of delicate tasks.”

I need to start Kingdom of Copper ASAP! What a whirlwind of an ending! And I found the journey fascinating and captivating the whole way truth be told – which is good, as this is a chunky boy! But I completely binged it, as much as I could around work.

Set in a Persian inspired landscape and oozing with magic and mythology – this story was gorgeous! It’s the best way to describe it. It’s so rich in its descriptions, vibrant life, and I love all the history (as I always do) that is so wrapped up around the central story. But don’t get me wrong, this is not a charming story. There’s a lot of darker themes and histories also wrapped up in this.

“Nahri always smiled at her marks.”

I loved Nahri – but I do wish we saw more of the scrappy thieving side of her emerge – I adored the little snippet of her ferreting away the treasures around her room. The way it ends though, I’m really really hoping this is definitely more of what we see in the next instalment.

Moving onto the men, and other characters. I was rooting for the possibly misunderstood fella, with hopefully a redemption arc. What can I say, I’m always a sucker for those kinds of characters. But I did thoroughly enjoy the others too. I’m trying not to be spoiler-y with my review, and this is really hard haha. We mainly follow the three characters, Nahri, Dara, and Alizayd – I’d love to branch out into some of the others we come across more. They’re way more passing/fleeting feeling at the moment, but I don’t think it’d take too much more to bring them to the forefront.

All in all, the more I think about it, maybe it’s not really a 5 star read for me when I hold it up to other books. But I was so swept up, and that ending really is amazing, that I can’t help but keep it as 5 stars right now. Let’s hope the next captivates me just as much!



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Books and food enthusiast. I discovered a love for reading in my late teens, so you’ll see me catching up on older series quite often. I also love to travel around the UK, where I live, and picking up some crafty hobbies – I hope to share snippets of this amongst all the book content. Other interests include gaming, podcasts, drinking too much tea, and trying to personify autumn.

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