The Kingdom of Copper (Daevabad Trilogy #2)

The Kingdom of Copper (Daevabad Trilogy #2)

by S. A. Chakraborty

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ISBN-13: 9780062678133
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Series: Daevabad Trilogy Series , #2
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 20,097
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

S. A. CHAKRABORTY is a speculative fiction writer from New York City. Her debut, The City of Brass, was the first book in the Daevabad trilogy. You can find her online at www.sachakraborty.com or on Twitter @SAChakrabooks.

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The Kingdom of Copper (Daevabad Trilogy #2) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
taramichelle 18 days ago
I absolutely loved The Kingdom of Copper, the sequel to The City Of Brass. The world-building was fantastic and I loved the characters even more (particularly Nahri and Ali). Chakraborty did a great job exploring each character’s motives, what was driving them, and the conflicts that arose between characters. The stakes were definitely increased in this book and there were some incredible plot twists. The writing was just beautiful and I loved how Chakraborty really made this world come to life. I’m going to be counting down the days until the final book in the trilogy comes out, I’m so excited to see what happens next. Definitely pick this one up if you’re looking for a unique, well-written adult fantasy novel! *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Anonymous 4 months ago
*** I received a free Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review *** I loved this book, and I struggled with this book, it just depends on what page I was on. The ARC was over 600 pages. A lot of that dealt with the politics of which groups were in power and how they got there. I found that very hard to keep track of. Then again, I can't keep our actual world history straight, so that may very well have been an issue for me, but not for a reader with a better memory. In the back of the book, the author does give a helpful list - I wish I had paged through the book to notice that before I started reading. She lists all the Daevas, Geziris, Ayaanle, Sahrayn, Tukharistani, Shafit and Ifrit. I probably would have made a photocopy of that and used it as a bookmark to help keep track of where everyone would fit in politically. There is also a glossary in the back that is just over 3 pages long. I would have referred to that rather often had I done a better job of looking over the book when I first started reading. Without that, picking out definitions in the context of the pages is very hard. For example, Suleiman's Seal (ring) - depending on your perspective, is either a blessing or a curse, but I wasn't able to really pin down exactly what it was based on context alone. The definition: The seal ring Suleiman once used to control the djinn, given to the Nahids and later stolen by the Qahtanis. The bearer of Suleiman's ring can nullify any magic. (Page 615-616 of ARC). So, if a djinn is talking about it, it is bad. If a Nahid is talking about it, it is something that was stolen from them and they want it back. For a Qahtanis, it is a source of power. It seemed to become a trophy or a holy grail to seek for everyone. So, for the first half of the book, I would have probably rated this 3 stars. I got a bit lost in all the politics and all the scheming. Scheming to bring Ali back, to have him killed, to bring him to power. Scheming for Mauntadhir and Nahri to have children or be sure they did not have children. To build a hospital or to destroy it. We got to meet Nahri's mom. I won't go into that so I don't spoil anything, but let's just say I wanted to love her, but she was much more complicated than just being a long-lost-mother. The last 200 pages of the book were amazing! It was a lot more action than the first 400 pages. It was also a lot less confusing since the alliances and enemies were very obvious. The author did a great job of taking all the confusing bits from the first part of the book and bringing it all to a head in the end. I love that Nahri never loses her ability to think for herself, to read people, and to make the right choice even when it is hard. I loved the honor that Muntadhir finally showed near the end of the book as well. I won't say more so I don't spoil anything, but I really liked him in the end. Now I just have to wait for the final book to come out to see how it all ends!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Not only a tale that captures you from the start, with well developed characters you care about, but a wondrous jaunt in the world of Islamic myth and magic. Waiting on book 3.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Great read. Interesting premise and story.
Anonymous 4 months ago
What rp is this and where is the bio res?
Anonymous 4 months ago
As much as I loved The City of Brass, I enjoyed The Kingdom of Copper even more. The Daevabad Trilogy has become one of my favorite series of all time. What I can't comprehend is how this series isn't more widespread. I lucked across The City of Brass thanks to my BOTM membership. Now I consider it a personal mission to share my love of these books with as many people as I can. It has it all - Magic? Check. Adventure? Check. Romance? Check. I tried to read The Kingdom of Copper as slowly as I could because I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to see how it all ends with The Empire of Gold!
Anonymous 7 months ago
I just created it so there is barely anyone I will try to get more people to join tomorrow
Anonymous 7 months ago
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DeediReads 7 months ago
Thank you so much to Harper Voyager for sending me a free advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! I. Love. This. Trilogy. Chakraborty has built an impressively intricate universe with a terrifying political climate, deep characters, a rich history, and a suspenseful storyline. The prologue takes place right after the first book ended, and it doesn’t waste ANY TIME drawing you in. You finish it, and you’re like, omg. Then chapter one picks up five years later. You get three POVs: Nahri, Alizayd, and Dara. (Now there’s a trio of voices if I ever saw one!) The ways Chakraborty keeps you hung in suspense are really effective — she drops hints and nuggets all the time, but the characters always allow the subject to be changed or get distracted before you get too much. I found myself wishing that they would just ASK MORE ABOUT THAT, PLEASE. It makes the story un-put-down-able. I was also really impressed by the political tangle Chakraborty has spun this world into. No one is clearly ever right, both sides of the fight have noble causes and corrupt causes, and I’m really not even sure who I want to come out on top at the end. I want the good guys from each side to band together against all the bad guys, but because those good guys don’t know that they’re all good, I don’t know if that will ever really happen. Arghh. Can I have book three, like … now, please? Please?
Anonymous 7 months ago
Delve into a world of extraordinary detail, design, and delightful reading. Your heart will be stretched and strained but my love for this series could not be any greater. Excuse me, but I have to go reread this as I anxiously await the final book.
Anonymous 7 months ago
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Anonymous 8 months ago
This was just such a treat to read! Chakraborty just ramps up the deep dives into her characters and somehow complicates matters in an already complex world. The book just smolders along with beautiful prose and vivid imagery and culminates in torrid pace and a spectacular ending. I think anyone who enjoyed the last book, as will anyone who enjoys well-developed characters and complex worldbuilding and politics in their epic fantasy!
Anonymous 8 months ago
I finished the first book, The City of Brass, the day after it came out. I've been waiting impatiently for this sequel ever since! It was absolutely worth the wait, and I'd strongly recommend it to anyone. The author creates an immersive world full of believable characters who will give you hope and break your heart. So far one of the best series I've ever read.
queenm07 8 months ago
The Kingdom of Copper surpassed my expectations. It picks up where The City of Brass left off, but takes a step further with a time jump that I totally wasn’t expecting. I promise I read that sentence twice because I was a little surprised (and slightly shook) by the time jump. That’s when I knew Chakraborty did not come to play with us and that she was going to up the stakes and take these characters through things that we weren’t prepared for. This book has everything: magic, intrigue, action, fierce characters, and family drama. It tackles oppression and racism and parallels real modern-day issues. Chakraborty does it all and I marveled in that. So, what did I love about The Kingdom of Copper? Spoiler alert: everything. But if you want specifics…keep reading. I loved the way Chakraborty expanded this world and each of the characters’ arcs. I loved the risks she took with the plot and that she did a much better job balancing the pacing in this book. She doesn’t make things easy for our beloved characters and I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. Nahri is still the fierce woman we met in the City of Brass, but she’s changed because of the battle. She doesn’t take crap from the men in her life and she’s not okay with sitting by and letting her father-in-law run the show. She takes matters into her own hands and she’s basically the Nahri I’ve always loved, but older. She’s also caring and empathetic and driven. I loved her motivation to pursue her dreams despite her circumstance. Ali is still an adorable and somewhat frustrating nerd. I love him, but he’s too naive and idealistic for me. Just when I think he’s learned from his mistakes, he makes the same mistakes again. That irritated me so much because I wish he was more cunning. I really thought the time jump would’ve made him more cynical and on top of his game. Sadly, it didn’t. It’s not a point against the book. It’s just the character making costly decisions and being too much of an idealist. I still love him though. Dara is…Dara. But different. He’s changed a lot. I wasn’t a fan of that change, but I understand why it was necessary. I don’t like his decisions in this book and I desperately wish he were free from his duty to the Nahids. I know he considers it an honor, but his loyalty to them just breaks my heart. The world-building is exquisite. Daevabad is still beautiful and captivating. I loved the expansion of this world so much. Daevabad feels bigger and larger than life. It literally jumps off the page and I wish I could explore more of it. Long after Chakraborty is done with this series, there will still be more stories to tell in this world. Chakraborty's writing is exceptional.The woman is just exceptional at her craft, okay? Her writing is so captivating and it lured me into the story and the world so much that I couldn’t put the book down. It saddened me when I had to physically tear myself away from it for important things like work and sleep and food. Honestly, if I could’ve taken time off just to read it, I would’ve. I truly didn’t want to leave the pages because I was so enthralled and hooked to every word. Plus, I think she nicely balanced mundane character activities with plot and action, which made it so much fun and entertaining. And the twists? They’re so incredible and jaw-dropping. I was literally on the edge of my seat for the last 100 pages. I felt so intoxicated by the action.
Colleen_H 8 months ago
This book took all the lovable aspects of The City of Brass and added even more things to love! You like multifaceted, morally gray characters? Done. You like intricate, highly political plots? Done. You like multiple POVs that are distinctly different voices despite being in the third person? Done. You like a book that lovingly describes delicious foods and/or has a food competition? Done. One of my favorite parts of this series is that every single scene somehow contributes to a plot of the story. It is kind of crazy that there are not any scenes that are 'filler' or unnecessary?? Every scene has its own importance and even if it seems like it isn't necessary, if you reread the story it will somehow link into a plot point or a character arc. I love this so much! The plots are so intricate, weaving seamlessly into each other to create a tangled web of political intrigue and interpersonal relationships. The characters in this series have so much depth, which make them so realistic (and makes me wish they were real people that could be my friends). Part of what makes them so great is that they don't lose any of their development from the first book. We start this book right after the events of the last book and then jump five years in the timeline. The characters have grown as people in these five years, reacting to events that we weren't privy to during this time; but what makes it so amazing is that, even with the character growth we don't see, the core of the characters' personalities stayed the same. This makes the characters recognizable and relatable to the reader. For example, Nahri stays a cunning, quick-thinking, hard-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside main character (that is really the only person we should probably be rooting for in the story). However, she has now learned the extent of her power, how to be a leader, and has embraced her culture in her own way. We also get more development in side characters like Jamshid, Zaynab, and Hatset (a new favorite queen of mine). If, for some reason, you are reading this review and haven't read The City of Brass, please do yourself the biggest favor and read it! If you have read it, prepare yourself for the emotional flying carpet ride that is The Kingdom of Copper!
ByEllieM 8 months ago
If the first book's ending didn't show how high the author could push the stakes, this book... everything is amped up. The world building grows along with the history and lore. Wars are waged and the amount of betrayals.... It's impossible to pick a side in this all out war. All the characters are deep and fully fleshed out and are so realistic. All the relationships are twisted after the first book, but more are created and changed. And that ending! The stakes just keep getting higher! This book left me on a reading high and I don't want to come down.