The Empire of Gold: 3 (Daevabad Trilogy)

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The Empire of Gold: 3 (Daevabad Trilogy)

The Empire of Gold: 3 (Daevabad Trilogy)

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I’ve been very critical of Dara over my reviews of this series, and that doesn’t entirely change here, his POV works better than it did in Kingdom of Copper because he is our eyes into what’s happening in Daevabad here, but he still does some pretty heinous things over the course of this book. You know that childish excitement you feel when you’re reading a really good book that you are super invested in? So much of what happens to him in this book, either makes you want to shake some sense into him, because how can he be blind to Manizheh’s actual goals, or your heart just breaks. Especially with book 3, because the depth of the world-building goes to a whole other level, I felt like I was watching an Emmy nominated and extremely well-developed TV series.

Though Nahri is finding peace in the rhythms of her old home, she is haunted by the knowledge that the loved ones she left behind and the people who considered her a savior, are at the mercy of a new tyrant. In a world where such complications brew the ending is sure to be bittersweet, heartbreaking, and bloody. You know there are boy-girl embers there, and plenty of high energy escapades and battles to keep emotional levels high.But how perfect it is in 2020 to have a lead character in a fantasy series whose primary ambition in life is to be a doctor. There is a tendency to assume that because something is “merely” genre fiction, it is not capable of providing the same depth and meaning that a more “literary” style of fiction can provide. Peopled with irresistible characters and steeped in the myths of the Middle East, The City of Brass is a dazzlingly inventive tale, set in a world that feels both familiar and new.

But making such an attempt, particularly knowing that it would entail having to face one of the greatest single warriors in history, and lacking magic, could be a suicidal mission. Arguably there was, because Daevabad is in the hands of Manizheh and she’s absolutely terrible and everything is broken. As to how the book hid from the reader how Manizheh would be defeated: I hated that with a burning passion 😡😤 I already ranted about this in my own review, but YOU DON’T DO “PlOT TWISTS” THIS WAY!I loved the sequel, Kingdom of Copper, which raised the emotional stakes significantly, and I recently finished the third and concluding book, The Empire of Gold, which is a triumphant wrapping up of the various plot threads that had been raised in the previous books. Empire of Gold ( Korean: 황금의 제국; Hanja: 黃金의 帝國; RR: Hwanggeum-eui Jeguk) is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Go Soo, Lee Yo-won, and Son Hyun-joo. Personally, I also wanted to see Nahri beg for Jamshid’s forgiveness and him being reluctant to give it, but that’s probably just me. I did not expect Jamshid to become one of my favorite characters, but the relationship growth of his with Nahri that increased with each book was absolutely incredible.

Afte rall, Nahri’s mother has taken Daevabad, Ali is trying to get over his brother’s death, and Nahri still can’t believe what Menizah and Dara have done… As understandable as this quieter period in their lives is, as eager was I for the story to pick up again. The ending of Kingdom of Copper was ingeniously cruel, leaving the fandom reeling and begging for answers for over a year. The Daevabad trilogy up till this point has been largely confined to either Daevabad or Egypt, so it was pretty cool to get to see Ta Ntry in this book and discover more of the world Chakraborty has created here. Chakraborty has the same gift Melissa Caruso does for making political conversations thrilling, and there’s a lot of fascinating worldbuilding to explore as the main action (by which I mean Nahri) leaves Daevabad for the first time in one and a half books. There’s a pretty fair amount of exposition and info-dumps throughout all three novels, but it’s all delivered pretty painlessly.As Nahri, Dara, and Ali must face the consequences for the actions of their family members and for their own actions, war breaks out around them, promising death and heartbreak for both sides. He arguably grows more than any of the other characters in the narrative, and here we have time to see a bit into his past, into why he swore and maintained such loyalty to the Nahids and how he was so abused and used by them.

However, saying that I do feel in places, this book was weaker than the previous ones for all that it wove the narrative threads and characters arcs together beautifully. And I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t come around to her even when it was revealed that she regretted it and stayed with him. This is the romance Nahri always deserved, with a man who loves and respects her, who is her friend not just her lover, and who can treat her like an equal. Seeking support in his mother’s homeland, he discovers that his connection to the marid goes far deeper than expected and threatens not only his relationship with Nahri, but his very faith. I think this is in part to the fact that there was quite a different tone for most of the book between what was happening in the city with Dara and Manizheh – grim and dark, with escalating violence and betrayals – and the journey of Nahri and Ali, which for the most part felt a lot lighter and more adventurous.Dara isn’t innocent, but what he goes through is cruel, and you can tell that his viewpoints change, but nothing can be done. I will warn you now: if you did not pay attention to the title and see that this is review is full of spoilers, this is your second reminder that unless you’re okay with reading a review containing spoilers STOP READING. I finished The Empire of Gold, the 3rd and final book, in The Daevabad Trilogy… and I might be broken. We get a much better look at piris, and some crocodilian Nile dwellers, and ancient gods, and there is even a battle that involves kaiju-level beasties.

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