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City of Stairs - Robert Jackson Bennett
City of Stairs
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Years ago, the city of Bulikov wielded the powers of the Gods to conquer the world. But after its divine protectors were mysteriously killed, the conqueror has become the conquered; the city's proud history has been erased and censored, progress has left it behind, and it is just another colonial... show more
Years ago, the city of Bulikov wielded the powers of the Gods to conquer the world. But after its divine protectors were mysteriously killed, the conqueror has become the conquered; the city's proud history has been erased and censored, progress has left it behind, and it is just another colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical power. Into this musty, backward city
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781848667983 (1848667981)
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Pages no: 420
Edition language: English
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Fantasy
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Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it
3.5 It's not a you thing, its probably a me thing...
"Time renders all people and all things silent. And gods, it seems, are no exception." Wellllll, I hate to be the odd duckling here BUT I just didn't love this as much as everyone else did. Now that's not to say that I didn't enjoy it. I just didn't fall hopelessly, googly- heart eyed in love with...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
3.0 The Glamorisation of Suffering: "City of Stairs" by Robert Jackson Bennett
When is it necessary to kill a character to get a point across? I’m thinking about Vo here. By the time we get to the point when things get moving, I’ve already seen how damaging his religious upbringing had been to him. I've already seen how it had wreaked him and how this agony had shaped him into...
carolesrandomlife
carolesrandomlife rated it
4.0 City of Stairs
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...
traciloudin
traciloudin rated it
0.0 City of Stairs
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 ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 City of Stairs
Now that's an interesting world and an interesting treatment of gods and their powers.
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