Review: The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

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I believe I started and finished this in a weekend. The writing is so well-paced and exciting. Thrilling!

Gives you just enough exposition to get into the world and the set up.

The plot gets going quickly—and ends on a hell of a cliffhanger! This plot doesn’t stop! I already have the other two books in the series.

There’s one point early on where a Jewish character tells the protagonist something along the lines of: “My people have enough troubles without adding you to them”, which I think is funny.

You know who built a world and actually has an exciting writing style (besides our writing friends)? Shannon Chakraborty, author of The Daevabad Trilogy! Imagine if an action movie was a fantasy novel? That’s what reading The City of Brass is like!

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