2021, REVIEW

Review: The Kingdom of Copper

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Author: S.A Chakraborty
Pages: 625
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪

Synopsis for Book 1

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for…


Character : 8/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Writing: 8/10
Plot: 7/10
Intrigue: 7/10
Logic: 6/10
Enjoyment: 7/10

Total: 7.14 which is 4 stars

My thoughts

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

The kingdom of copper is set 5 years after the ending of the first book, I enjoyed the pacing of book 2. This book was really good but really frustrating at the same time. Muntadhir was really annoying – he did grow on me towards the end of the book but during the beginning, he wasn’t my favourite. Nahri is still doesn’t understand a lot about the court and how the politics work in the world. There is character development towards the end of the book, I loved how Nahri grew throughout to stand up for herself.. The ending was really good and I can not wait to get to the final book in this series.

-Happy Reading

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