The Empire of Gold

The Empire of Gold

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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. Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780062678164
0062678167
Branch Call Number: Fiction Chakraborty
Characteristics: 766 pages : maps ; 24 cm

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PimaLib_ChristineR Nov 10, 2020

An absolutely satisfying ending to The Daevabad Trilogy, The Empire of Gold takes a step back from the minutiae of political intrigue that marked the second entry, and goes for the high-stakes, winner-takes-all adventure. Manizheh rules over Daevabad like an all-powerful Dolores Umbridge, so conv... Read More »

Dara, Nahri and Ali must come together to save Daevabad, maybe even from the people they love. New release date is moved up to June 11th so check back here for any further changes.


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PimaLib_ChristineR Nov 10, 2020

An absolutely satisfying ending to The Daevabad Trilogy, The Empire of Gold takes a step back from the minutiae of political intrigue that marked the second entry, and goes for the high-stakes, winner-takes-all adventure. Manizheh rules over Daevabad like an all-powerful Dolores Umbridge, so convinced of her rightness that she will break any rule to hold power. Nahri and Ali have the task of unseating her.

Once again Chakraborty brings us character growth on every page. She delves into that old adage that with power comes responsibility, and explores how each character chooses to walk away from, or accept the burden. She acknowledges that there is a draw to the ordinary and comfortable that can be hard to give up. But mostly, this is classic adventure where Chakraborty just keeps stacking the odds against our heroes higher and higher, until it becomes almost impossible to see a way to victory. This is a brick of a book, the hardback weighing in at 752 pages, but trust me when I say it flies by! Possibly one of my best reads of 2020.

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Nov 08, 2020

This was a fantastic end to the series, and answered just about every question readers had from the beginning of the trilogy. We took a long detour into, literally, the Nile, but that added a fascinating layer to the story.

Chakraborty's supporting characters are as compelling as her leads, and the newest edition -- Fiza the shafit pirate -- is no exception. Word in the publishing world is that she's working on a series that combines Oceans 11 with Sinbad the Sailor. Here's hoping that's Fiza and we can dip into this magical world all over again.

Sleuthofbears_4 Jul 20, 2020

The perfect ending to the Daevabad trilogy! As in the first two books, Chakraborty's lush world and developed characters jump off the page. This magical fantasy world is truly unique and is a story you don't want to miss.

madmos Jul 11, 2020

It's been less than 24 hours since I finished this book and I feel like I would sell my soul for just one more chapter.

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This was a satisfying end to a series that completely drew me in. Chakraborty's skill in world building is, well, out of this world. I felt like I was there, smelling and seeing what she described. I also loved how rich and complex the characters were, and to see their development from book one to book three endeared them to me (probably why it is so hard to let them go).

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