The Kingdom of Copper

The Kingdom of Copper


In Daevabad, where djinn can summon flames with a snap of their fingers, where rivers run deep with ancient magic, and blood can be as dangerous as any spell, a clever con artist from Cairo will alter the fate of a kingdom.

Nahri’s life changed forever when she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad, she needed all of her grifter instincts to survive. Now, as Nahri embraces her heritage and her power, she must forge a new path.

Exiled for daring to defy his father, Ali is adrift on the unforgiving sands of his ancestral land, hunted by assassins and forced to rely on frightening new abilities that threaten to reveal a terrible family secret.

And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad's brass walls to celebrate, a power in the desolate north will bring a storm of fire straight to the city’s gates . . .

Our Review

I was so excited when I realised, I had been sent a copy of The Kingdom of Copper for review. The first book in the series, City of Brass, was a captivating and unique read so I had high hopes for this book, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Daevabad is so well constructed that there were many points where I could almost forget it wasn’t a real place, that is if it wasn’t for the fact that there is a lot of magic used by the characters in the book.

Often the middle book of a trilogy can feel like a bit of a filler but that was certainly not the case with The Kingdom of Copper, there is a lot of action.

Nahri is beginning to settle into her new life in the royal court and is slowly gaining belief in her skills as a healer. Still shaken from the events on the lake Nahri is lonely without her former friend and her Afshin for company. Her husband offers her no solace and she finds herself feeling lonely much of the time.

When we first see Ali again, he has been banished by his father, forced to wander an unforgiving land. To survive he must use frightening new abilities which point to a secret within his family.

When Ali is forced to return Ali is shocked by the changes in the place he calls home. As political tensions rise he can’t help but become involved against his fathers wishes.

Ali and Nahri really come into their respective roles during the novel and this made for an absorbing read.

The Kingdom of Copper is fraught with political tensions, family grudges and betrayal. This book was wonderous and I eagerly await the final instalment.

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