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The city of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
« on: December 08, 2018, 11:57:39 PM »
Read up to 100 pages , does it get better to those who have read the novel?

To me this feel like a YA romance with the heroine thief lusting after the hot handsome Djinn with a trek that  is seeming to take ages to get to the city.

Tell me there won’t be a love triangle.

I prefer the sub plot with the prince in the Djinn city.
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Re: The city of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 12:43:38 AM »
I have it on my shelf; haven’t read it yet.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 08:34:15 AM »
I dudn't get any of that from it. Thought it was a bloody good story that deserves the various accolades its received. It has to be sajd I am a sucker for Arabian Nights flavoured stuff.
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Re: The city of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 12:54:29 AM »
Finished once the  too long journey ended  to get to the city and everyone met up in the palace the story went up a notch, I probably read the next one in the series now.
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Re: The city of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 03:59:42 AM »
I liked it. Read most of it in on chunk. She was way too comfortable with her djinns ethnic purism

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Re: The city of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 08:35:30 AM »
I loved the trilogy in the end @ScarletBea I wasn’t sure to start off  with glad I stuck with the story.


I had concerns with the romantic angle but I think the trilogy was stronger for having it in the end.

First book had a slow start for me but when I got into it I loved the trilogy with the political aspect.

City of Brass 3/5
The kingdom of copper 5/5
The Empire of Gold 4/5
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2021, 01:02:51 AM »
I haven't picked up book 2 yet.. on the TBR!

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2021, 05:58:33 PM »
Just started the third. :)
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2021, 02:53:39 PM »
After reviews in this thread, I picked up this for my read for women's history month.
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Re: The city of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2021, 03:06:09 PM »
I'll buy this soon-ish.
I was actually just checking if my library's got the books, and they have books 2 and 3 as a paper copy, but not 1, which is only available as ebook... strange!
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2021, 10:08:20 PM »
After a good start it lags a bit towards the middle and ends with a smashing climax. Brilliant world building and superb characters!
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Re: The city of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2021, 09:06:18 AM »
I'll buy this soon-ish.
Ordered book 1! :D
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