Title: Kingdom of Copper (Devabad Trilogy, #2)
Author: S. A. Chakraborty
Format: ARC Paperback
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: January 22, 2019
FYI: This is not a book review. It’s a Why I Want to Read.
Last year, I picked up The Kingdom of Copper ARC from the break room at work and I knew full well that I wouldn’t be able to read it before it’s release date for two reasons: (1) I hadn’t read the first book, The City of Brass and (2) my reading plate was booked.
So, why do I want to read?
It appears to have a strong female lead. And right now I’m all about strong female characters in my literature. The main character, Nahri, is of color and it seems like she will do what she needs in order to survive.
I don’t know what makes me want to hop on what I imagine to be a thrill seeking quest bus. But I bought my ticket and as soon as I find some time I’m getting on the bus to Devabad.
According to The City of Brass synopsis she’s a con woman who accidentally summons a djinn (genie) and he tells her of Devabad a place made of brass and that she is somehow connected to. I also feel like there will be some kick booty scenes. 🤞
I don’t know why book two is named The Kingdom of Copper. I can only assume that the kingdom she is now part of is made out of copper. And it seems like she is fighting a delicate balance of survival and reclaiming the throne.
By the description it sounds like it’s going to use a lot of familiar tropes, but I get the feeling they’ll be used in a fresh way.
I have heard nothing but good things about these two books and I’m excited to dive in.