Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

You don’t stop fighting a war just because you’re losing battles

Last year I reviewed The City of Brass and didn’t like it. And I don’t know why I picked up The Kingdom of Copper. It was a struggle for me to get through and I really didn’t like it.

Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty


Title & Author: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
Genre: History, Fantasy
Release date: February 21 2019
Series: The Daevabad Trilogy
Publisher: Voyager


Nahri’s life 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 Daevabadand quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.

Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of the battle that saw Dara slain at Prince Ali’s hand, 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 familyand 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 maridthe unpredictable water spiritshave 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 give The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty one out of five hearts because S.A. Chakraborty’s writing just doesn’t sit well with me. I really don’t care about the Daevabad world and the author couldn’t make me care about these characters.

I thought I wouldn’t start on this book when I saw it would come out. But apparently, I forgot how badly I didn’t like it because when it showed up in my audiobook app I just turned it on. I don’t know why, but I listened to it and I wanted to give it one day. By the time I decided I wanted to give up on it I had only 4h left to listen to and decided to just press on.

Still writing a review on this novel I find hard. I found the writing style confusing and there is too much happening at any given point in time. The storylines get so messy I didn’t understand half of it. And things start to happen to the main characters instead of them instigating it.

I really want to stop reading this series, so I hope that next time I see The Empire of Gold, I don’t forget to check my own ratings before starting it.

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