S. A. Chakraborty

The Kingdom of Copper, by S. A. Chakraborty

Five years have passed since the dramatic climax of the first book. We return to Daevabad and some familiar characters. Nahri is married to the crown prince, struggling against the political tension within the palace and the city, whilst continuing her training as a healer. Ali has been banished by his father and assassins sent after him. However, he discovers new abilities which enable him to make a life for himself in the dry and arid North. As the city of Daevabad gears up for an impressive celebration, tensions between the different tribes is at an all-time high and an ominous threat hangs in the air. Read More »

The City of Brass, by S. A. Chakraborty

I read this book as part of the Reading Women Challenge 2019, for prompt #23: any book from a series. I love fantasy novels, especially focused around magic. Another genre I love is historical fiction, so this book seemed to tie together a lot of things I love and I was really excited to read it. This first book of the trilogy introduces you to the mystical world of djinns, magical beings from Arabian and Islamic cultures, similar to the Westernised idea of genies. Read More »