The Kingdom of Copper

The Kingdom of Copper

Book - 2019
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"The sequel to S. A. Chakraborty's brilliantly imagined fantasy The City of Brass, which #1 New York Times bestelling author Sabaa Tahir called "the best adult fantasy I've read since The Name of the Wind", in which a young con artist drawn into the kingdom of the djinn must navigate her way through their dangerous world of magic, court politics, and ever-shifting alliances"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062678140
9780062678133
0062678132
Branch Call Number: Fiction Chakraborty
Characteristics: ix, 621 pages : illustration ; 24 cm

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PimaLib_ChristineR Nov 09, 2020

The Kingdom of Copper is the second entry in The Daevabad Trilogy. Let me begin with a recommendation that if you haven't read City of Brass, the first book, in at least the last two months, go back and do a refresher. I found that listening to the audio at about 1.5 to 2x speed, was a great remi... Read More »

I hate to admit this, but I have an ARC copy of The Kingdom of Copper and I haven't read it yet. The City of Brass had some fat that needed to be trimmed, but I can't wait for this second in the series, hoping that Chakraborty has found her writer's legs and will pull us into the magical world o... Read More »


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PimaLib_ChristineR Nov 09, 2020

The Kingdom of Copper is the second entry in The Daevabad Trilogy. Let me begin with a recommendation that if you haven't read City of Brass, the first book, in at least the last two months, go back and do a refresher. I found that listening to the audio at about 1.5 to 2x speed, was a great reminder of all the groups involved, and you'll need that to navigate this politically heavy second volume.

Chakraborty has a gift for writing intricate political plots that still read like adventure, but if, like me, you need to see information to make it stick, The Kingdom of Copper is not a good first "read" as an audiobook. We have moved on five years from the events of the first novel. Ali has found a home in the desert, giving up all princely ambition. Nahri is married to Muntadhir but they are as often working at cross-purposes as they are allies. Dara has been resurrected by Manizheh to be her military leader as she plans her attack on Daevabad.

I love how intricate not only the plot is, but the characters as well. Nahri is ever hopeful yet a realist and still a bit of a conman. Dara is still biased against the shafit, but growing to fear Manizheh's power. All of the characters change and grow through the novel. Chakraborty doesn't rely on tired tropes either. What could clearly be a love triangle becomes a small side issue. Instead, to move the action forward there are two main plot devices: the annual celebration of Navasatem and Nahri's hospital. How each character helps, hinders or manipulates these two things culminates in a breathtaking last hundred pages that were un-put-down-able. Curse Chakraborty though for that cliffhanger ending! You'll need the final novel immediately.

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dnk
Nov 08, 2020

The second book in the Daevabad trilogy was much messier than the first. As with the first book, the narrative is split between Nahri, Ali, and Dara. I found the sections with Dara and Ali fascinating, but groaned during some of Nahri's passages. In fairness, her character is trapped in Daevabad while Ali and Dara are meeting new people, having adventures, and answering some important questions, but Nahri still comes off as whiny at many points through the first half of the story. However, she gets her groove back by the end, and by then we're rooting for her all over again. The story takes a shocking turn by the end, and you'll want to read the final installment immediately to find out how our heroine and her heroes get closer to solving the problem of Daevabad.

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Michelle_Stone
Aug 23, 2020

I loved the first book. This is more of the same with the story progressing and the intrigue getting more complicated and interesting. I can't wait to read the next one.

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andtyl
Jun 29, 2019

The second volume in the series was a big disappointment to me. You will need to re-read the first volume immediately before reading this or you will spend the whole read trying to figure out what's going on and why. Heaven help anyone who hasn't read the first volume.
Much too complicated.

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claireswazey
Feb 07, 2019

I absolutely loved the first book. This second one had so many names, categories, varieties and races that I could not keep up. I also felt characterers sometimes acted in a contradictory out of character manner and inconsistent . I was also tired of the constant bickering.

It seemed like the author was relying on a couple schticks or tropes for each character. I found it wearisome.

Over 600 pages. Once I realized it was becoming a chore to read, I ditched it.

Too bad. The first book was charming and fun.

OPL_AmyW Oct 17, 2018

Taking place five years after the events of the first book in the series, Kingdom of Copper jumps right into the adventure and political intrigue that made City of Brass so appealing. Much of the romance from the first book is missing, but, in this instance, that only adds to the fast-paced appeal of the book.

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Sep 19, 2018

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