Thursday, June 11, 2020

Five Reasons You Should Read The Daevabad Trilogy + My Five Star Review For The Empire of Gold

The Daevabad Trilogy is one of my favourite series ever, so to celebrate the release of the third and final book, The Empire of Gold, I decided to do a post of the five main reasons people should read these amazing books.

I mean, who doesn't want these gorgeous covers gracing their shelves?


The Daevabad Trilogy contains so many amazing characters, and I want to be friends with most of them, but Dara, Nahri and Ali in particular. None of them were perfect, but they felt so real and I loved how witty they all were.
I feel like a really connected with and got to know Nahri, Ali and Dara and I adore them so much. I know that they will all stay with me for a very long time. 
I also liked the diversity and representation among the characters. 
The relationships are so well-written and gave me so many feels!

Daevabad is such a lush, interesting setting. I loved discovering new parts to the city and the writing made it feel like I was actually walking the streets with the characters.
I also enjoyed reading the chapters that were set in historical Egypt.

The plot twists!!!!!
Just when you've recovered from the last plot twist, the author throws another at you!
There are some awesome fight scenes that had me on the edge of my seat and unsure what was going to happen.
This is a series that definitely keeps you guessing.

That's right!!!!!  Netfix is adapting The City of Brass!!! This news had me squealing and jumping around like a lunatic.
I CAN'T WAIT for this!
Of course, I'm terrified that the adaptation will be awful, but it could be so, so EPIC! And, as Patrick Ness once said "the book remains".

Find out more here.

*Spoilers for the series beyond this point!!!!!*

Title: The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy, #3)
Author: S.A. Chakraborty
Pages: 784 (NOT 400! Goodreads lies!)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Release Date: 11th June 2020

Blurb from Goodreads:

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 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.

My Review:

*I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to HarperVoyager and NetGalley*

- Contains spoilers for the previous books in the series -

Daevabad is back in the hands of a Nahid, but Banu Manizheh's bloody takeover of the city doesn't mean that she is in full control of the citizens. With the legendary warrior Dara at her side, Manizheh fights to bring everyone into her regime.

Nahri and Ali have escaped from Manizheh and find themselves in Cairo, Nahri's former home. Ali is determined to save his people and city, but he needs to gather support in order to overthrow Manizheh.

Can Nahri leave Cairo behind again in order to save Daevabad and her friends from her mother?

Will Nahri and Ali be able to gather enough people to help them stop Manizheh?

To say that I was nervous to read The Empire of Gold would be an understatement. The series had already cemented itself as one of my favourites and I was worried that the ending would disappoint me. However, I shouldn't have worried.

There are a lot of words I could use to describe The Empire of Gold - compelling, delightful, action-packed, heart-wrenching, heart-warming, complex, extraordinary . . . I could go on but there is one word that sums it up - PERFECT. I could not have asked for a better ending to the trilogy and The Empire of Gold is without a doubt my favourite end to a trilogy/series, second only to The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The plot was fantastic and kept me guessing. I had no idea what was going to happen, but I was happy with the ending and thought that everything came together brilliantly. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book. I swore and cried (a lot), and felt my stomach sink and my heart soar several times.

The characters are among my all-time favourites, Nahri and Dara especially, but I also love Ali as well as many of the secondary characters. They will definitely stick with me for a long time and I loved how witty and relatable they all were.

I have to applaud the author for all the planning she did because it must have taken ages to plot everything so intricately.

The world the Daevabad trilogy is set in is very complex and intriguing and I would love to read more books set in it.

I'm so pleased that I loved this book and I would definitely recommend this series to fantasy fans.

My only warning to people wanting to read this series is that there are a lot of terms introduced in the first book, The City of Brass, and it took me a while to wrap my head around them.

I can't wait to re-read this series so that I can experience the magic of Daevabad all over again.

Overall, this was the perfect end to the series.

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