I had a difficult time trying to decide which book to feature this week because there are a ton of fantastic releases this month, but I had to go with the sequel of a book that blew my mind in 2017.
The Kingdom of Copper is less than 2 weeks away and it is going to be EPIC!
The Daevabad Trilogy (so far)
I absolutely ADORED The City of Brass. This book is so magical and detailed and dynamic and downright perfect. Of my 2017 reads, this was one of only 2 5-star ratings I gave out for adult fantasy. But while it’s shelved with the adult fantasy, it reads with the character-driven, fast-paced narrative I’ve come to love from YA. I simply can’t recommend it enough!
The City Of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
The Daevabad Trilogy #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…
Releases January 22, 2019
Are you excited for The Kingdom of Copper?! Check out the synopsis below and don’t forget to pre-order! (Synopsis hidden in case you haven’t read the first book yet!)
The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
The Daevabad Trilogy #2
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 Daevabad—and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.
Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. 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 family—and 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 marid—the unpredictable water spirits—have 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.
Did you read The City of Brass?
Are you dying to get your hands on The Kingdom of Copper?
What upcoming sequels are you excited for?
Shelf Sequels is a weekly NovelKnight feature highlighting backlist titles from authors with upcoming releases. Want to join in? Share your post and drop a link in the comments!