City of Stairs
You've got to be careful when you're chasing a murderer through Bulikov, for the world is not as it should be in that city. When the gods were destroyed and all worship of them banned by the Polis, reality folded; now stairs lead to nowhere, alleyways have become portals to the past, and... show more
You've got to be careful when you're chasing a murderer through Bulikov, for the world is not as it should be in that city. When the gods were destroyed and all worship of them banned by the Polis, reality folded; now stairs lead to nowhere, alleyways have become portals to the past, and criminals disappear into thin air.
The murder of Dr Efrem Pangyui, the Polis diplomat researching the Continent's past, has begun something and now whispers of an uprising flutter out from invisible corners. Only one woman may be willing to pursue the truth - but it is likely to cost her everything.
Publish date: 02-10-2014
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Pages no: 420
Edition language: English
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.I really enjoyed this book overall. I decided to read this book because I have seen so many glowing reviews for it. Since everyone seemed to think that this is a great book and I like great books, I grabbed a copy and jumped in. I will say tha...
In a way, this book is post-apocalyptic. What happens if you kill the gods whose essence suffuses the land and buildings themselves? For me, this book was a bit too long. At its heart, it's a murder mystery. Yet as time goes on, the book becomes less concerned with the identity of the murderer, and ...
Now that's an interesting world and an interesting treatment of gods and their powers.
Jahrhundertelang lebten die Menschen Saypurs unter der Knechtschaft des Kontinents. Von sechs Gottheiten regiert, gelenkt und geformt, war der Kontinent eine Welt der Magie, des leibgewordenen Glaubens. Besonders Bulikov, die Stadt der Harmonie, in der alle Götter gleichermaßen verehrt wurden, galt ...
I wanted to like this book, I really did, but it became clear pretty quickly that this one wasn't going to resonate with me the way I had hoped. City of Stairs reads a lot like a historical fiction novel and a mystery rather than a fantasy. The language is rich and descriptive, but in places it tend...