The Empire of Gold
July 14, 2020 4:40 AM - by Chakraborty, S. A - Subscribe

The final installment of the Daevabad Trilogy picks up exactly where the last book left off. Nahri and Ali surface on the Nile while Manizheh and Dara now have control of Daevabad.

Banu Manizheh and Dara must try to repair their fraying alliance to stabilize their hold on Daevabad.

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.

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.
posted by miss-lapin (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
What did you think? I liked the first, felt the second started going off course a bit.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:52 AM on July 14, 2020

I enjoyed it. The second is more palace intrigue/politics than the first or third. In the beginning and the end we discover more of their world, which is the best part of the series. The ending is VERY optimistic, but it's a world filled with magic so why not? What do you think about it?
posted by miss-lapin at 9:07 AM on July 15, 2020

Waiting on my library copy. Glad to hear your take on it!
posted by Chrysostom at 10:17 AM on July 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

You know a book is good when you're sad it's over, but you couldn't help tearing through it.
posted by miss-lapin at 1:55 AM on July 17, 2020

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