The best book of 2019!
I honestly didn't think anything could be better than book one The City of Brass but I was so so wrong. The Kingdom of Copper picks up five years after the devastating ending in Brass and the three main characters we all grew to love are separated and living completely different lives to their book one days.
Nahri is now a devoted healer by all appearances, she has managed to hone her healing craft and magic. She was forced to marry Emir Muntadhir and has been trying to heal the poor djinn of Daevabad while trying to navigate the dangerous politics without Ghassan's finding out.
Dara is now forming a rebellion with Manizheh to take back Daevabad form Ghassan, which starts to draw horrific parallels to his past.
Ali. Oh my perfect Ali has been exiled from the Kingdom but with the upcoming festival to celebrate peace in Daevabad he finds himself being invited back but is terrified of what will await him. Ali has been learning to control his dangerous Marid abilities and is not afraid to use them to bring peace to all djinn.
This book was over 600 pages and yet I could not put it down, not once. It had to be pried from my hands, I was immediately lost in the world of Daevabad from page one and I never wanted to leave it. The world building in Kingdom of Copper left me breathless, I was in constant awe of Shannon's ability to vividly depict the world of Daevabad, the different tribes, the magic the creatures... just everything!
What I love most about this series is the characters, the representation of the character and ultimately their belief and how the politics are very frighteningly like our own. Chakraborty doesn't shy away from hard scenes and pushes her characters to their limits so we are able to get a full rounded view of just who they are. And while I would have loved another 600+ pages of Ali and his adventures, I completely adored seeing more chapters of Jamshid, Zaynab and Hatset.... what a character Hatset is! I will be praying to see more of her in Empire of Gold, such a eagle eyed and sharp tongued character and just one you want in every scene pointing out the glaring obvious... most of the time to poor Ali's dismay ha!
This has quickly became one of my all time favourite series, I just immediately wanted to reread it all over again and I'm not sure how I will last until Empire of Gold. The Kingdom of Copper is a stunning follow up with lots more magic, djinn, folklore, stunning world building and plot twists thats will keep you on the edge of your seat.