Review: The Daevabad Trilogy 03: The Empire of Gold

Review: The Daevabad Trilogy 03: The Empire of Gold

Synopsis 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…

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Review: The Deep

Review: The Deep

The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society—and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the Hugo Award nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’ rap group Clipping. Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown…

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Review: The Daevabad Trilogy 02: The Kingdom of Copper

Review: The Daevabad Trilogy 02: The Kingdom of Copper

Synopsis 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 the battle…

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Review: The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy 02 – The Archer at Dawn

Review: The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy 02 – The Archer at Dawn

Guest review as part of #ReadersWithoutBorders, by Scepter of Amun over at alalhambrabookreviews. The Sun Mela is many things: a call for peace, a cause for celebration, and, above all, a deadly competition. For Kunal and Esha, finally working together as rebel spies, it provides the perfect guise to infiltrate King Vardaan’s vicious court. Kunal will return to his role…

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