City of Blades
The city of Voortyashtan was once the domain of the goddess of death, war, and destruction, but now it’s little more than a ruin. General Turyin Mulaghesh is called out of retirement and sent to this hellish place to try to find a Saypuri secret agent who’s gone missing in the middle of a... show more
The city of Voortyashtan was once the domain of the goddess of death, war, and destruction, but now it’s little more than a ruin. General Turyin Mulaghesh is called out of retirement and sent to this hellish place to try to find a Saypuri secret agent who’s gone missing in the middle of a mission, but the city of war offers countless threats: not only have the ghosts of he
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: The Divine Cities (#2)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was one impressive read! I read the first book in this series, City of Stairs, a few months ago and really enjoyed it so I was really excited to finally get around to reading the second book in the series, City of Blades. A lot of t...
I’m still debating whether to give this book 3.5 or 4 stars, so the rating may change. This world is definitely a fantasy one, but its inhabitants may live with more technology than you see with a typical sword-and-sorcery fantasy. I also wouldn't call it urban fantasy. It’s an industrial settin...
City of Blades takes up five years after the Battle of Bulikov which took place in City of Stairs. General Turyin Mulaghesh is being forced out of early retirement. In order to collect her full pension, Prime Minister Shara Komayd will require Mulaghesh to finish out her tenure. She is dispat...
City of Blades is the follow-up to a book I read last year, City of Stairs (though the cover art on that one always makes me think it's called 'City of Stars'), which I gave 4 stars to because of a couple of annoying issues I had with it - for more details, see my review, which I've linked to above....
With City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett fully embraces the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Blades exemplifying all that was beloved about City of Stairs : the same espionage-like narrative, similar weaving of fantastical elements with straight ahead mystery, and philosophical overto...
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