- Series: The Divine Cities (Book 3)
- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Broadway Books (May 2, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553419730
- ISBN-13: 978-0553419733
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 110 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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City of Miracles (The Divine Cities) Paperback – May 2, 2017
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Praise for City of Blades:
“Does City of Blades live up to the Locus, World Fantasy, British Fantasy and GoodReads Choice Award nominated City of Stairs? Allow me to answer with an emphatic yes. Bennett is one of the most talented authors writing in SFF today and this is his finest work to date.”
“Just as powerful as the first, and even stronger in significant ways…among the best novels of 2016.”
“Does everything a really good sequel should…if anything, it’s a better book than its predecessor.”
“Not only recaptures the flame of the first book, but also maybe burns a little brighter.”
About the Author
ROBERT JACKSON BENNETT was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but grew up in Katy, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and, like a lot of its alumni, was unable to leave the charms of the city. He resides there currently with his wife and children.
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I really didn't want to cry today. Thank you book, thank you Robert Bennett.
First off I wish I would have went back and read the first and second book so I could have been totally immersed in the world. But, it's okay it was perfect just the way it was and it ripped my heart out.
It started with some crying in the beginning when Sigrud found out that Shara had been killed. (it's not a spoiler, read the summary).
He shakes himself, trying to compartmentalize it. He feels tears on his cheeks and shakes himself again.
She can't be dead. She simply can't be.
Sigrud goes on the hunt for Shara's killer. He wants revenge, he wants them dead.
Sigrud finds out that someone is targeting the Divine Children and he must protect Shara's daughter, Taty.
Sigrud has help from different people in the book and Sigrud is just bad to the bone himself. I love him so much.
This was a remarkable journey. These books were just so amazing. The world was beyond amazing. I'm really at a loss for words. The ending of this book was both happy and so freaking sad that I'm still crying. Yeah, I know. How can that be? It just is, read the book. Start with the first book because you really need to read them all to understand what's going on in this world.
I'm hoping to re-read this trilogy this year but I don't know if I want to make it through that ending again so soon. There are just books and characters and things that you love so much and it really packs a punch when things happen. At least to me it does and sometimes happy endings are not so happy. What would be the meaning of reading a book if you didn't feel a thing. . . .
If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of the first two books in the Divine Cities series, City of Stairs, and City of Blades. While all of the books in the series are stand-alone, and can be read separately, wrapping up their own plots in a way that is satisfying and feels complete, they also definitely gain something by being read in sequence, City of Miracles more so than City of Blades. So while you certainly can read the book without picking up the prequels, I would definitely recommend checking them out first — and they’re both awesome.
Both of the previous books are largely action/adventure novels with a large mystery plot, and much of City of Miracles follows the same formulas. However, it’s also a much deeper book. It explores a themes of power, love, family, purpose, and godhood, and had a much more intense emotional impact on me than either of the previous books in the series. I’m not ashamed to admit that I finished the book and had to wipe away a few tears. It was beautiful.
If you’ve read the previous two books (and if you haven’t, why haven’t you?) then you know who Sigrud is. The good news is, as the first book was Shara’s, and the second was Mulaghesh’s, this book is Sigrud’s book. The bad news is that it’s the last book in the series, so we won’t be getting any more.
But whatever. WE GET A WHOLE BOOK OF SIGRUD. I legitimately squeaked in happiness when I found out that this would be his book, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting it ever since. Sigrud is the same awesome character you know and love, and getting the entire story from his viewpoint is mostly a stream of awesome. It’s also an opportunity to dive deeper into who he his, and why, and there were plenty of character revelations about his past that I did not predict, but loved.
In addition to Sigrud, we follow Tatanya and Ivanya, two new characters. Both are incredibly well fleshed out and have very intriguing backstories and journeys throughout the novel, and I loved meeting and getting to know both of them. Bennet has continued his tradition of strong female characters who aren’t just your typical ‘badass woman’, but instead are competent at what they do, important, and feel incredibly real. Like, you know, all characters should.
The plot itself is bigger and grander than either previous novel, if that’s possible. I don’t want to spoil any of it, so I’ll simply say that if you want overwhelming adventure, amazing power, and the potential end of the world thrown in for good measure, you’ll find all of it here, in abundance.
I know I’m flailing a bit here, but that’s just because the book was so good. I can’t even describe it all at once. It’s an action adventure mystery love story world-ending character study of doom and awesome and I’m sure I’ve left out a few subplots. Seriously, if you liked the first two books in the series, at all, you have to read City of Miracles. It was so so so good. Five of five stars, and my unconditional recommendation.
The children of Divinities and near-divinities clash in ways that could lead towards the unmaking of the entire world.
You need to have a strong "suspension of disbelief" to travel through these stories, but given that, there are some literally titanic thrills and concepts waiting for you. Highest recommendation for lovers of epic fantasy.
This third book takes on some very fat ideas, and renders the conflicts in dramatic action sequences the reader will not forget.
Political intrigue, personal regret, haunted characters, great dialogue, and big bad supernatural battles described in a brilliant prose style that may bring tears to your eyes—if speculative and fantasy lit is your bag, this trilogy is not optional.
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Original story that keeps you interested!
This book being mostly about Sigrud, was the best, in my opinion.Read more