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The Divine Cities Trilogy: City of Stairs, City of Blades, and City of Miracles, with an excerpt from Foundryside Kindle Edition
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- File size : 12908 KB
- Publication date : August 7, 2018
- Publisher : Crown (August 7, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B07BD2B1CT
- Print length : 1400 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #178,008 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is a series of novels based on a singular premise, and it's a terrific one. The premise leads to some very creative and mostly plausible world-building, inhabited by some quite memorable characters. My favorite is mostly out by the end of the first novel, but I still read all three books in sequence, with no breaks in between. This is almost unprecedented for me, so you can get an idea of how much I enjoyed the first two books! And the third, though I felt I had to slog a bit at the end, was a worthy conclusion, leaving the reader with both possibility and closure.
I also read Foundryside, which also was an excellent book, well worth reading.
It's tragic, it's powerful, it's great. The author definitely knows how to pull the reader along with mystery, intrigue and terrific world building. Highly recommend!
Top reviews from other countries
There is no denying that Bennett does a masterful job creating a new and believable world filled with characters that feel real. I definitely recommend this book...but only to those of you who can stomach a fair amount of swearing and gore. I can't call those darker elements "tastefully done", but they do feel appropriate to the story and characters.
I prepared myself for City of Blades to be more of the same: brilliant writing, nuanced characters, and a knock-out plot generously sprinkled with gore. I wasn't wrong, but I had not prepared myself for enough gore and violence and darkness. I made it through, but only because I hate leaving books unfinished. I'm just too sensitive for this style of writing.
It's too bad because Bennett is otherwise masterful.