City of Miracles

City of Miracles is a bizarre, fantastic end to a bizarre, fantastic series. Once again with another point of view, this time we follow Sigrud, with Shara and Mulaghesh both taking minor background roles, what with Shara dying in the first few pages… Hey. It’s not a spoiler, if it happens that early in the book… Plus, you know she always has another trick up her sleeve! ).

Sigrud is a fascinating character seeing him deal with yet another loss and on yet another mission to track down and kill those responsible in a way that only he can do is well worth reading on it’s own. Combine that with the inevitable-in-hindsite fallout of killing or driving off all the godly beings in a land…

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City of Blades

“Welcome to old Voortyashtan,” the captain says with false cheer, waving at the mouth of the Solda. “Though you can’t see much of it these days. It’s moved, y’see, about three hundred feet. Vertically, straight down.” He grins and laughs wickedly.

City of Blades surprised me.

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City of Stairs

The city knows. It remembers. Its past is written in its bones, though the past now speaks in silences.

The City of Stairs is a wonderful book. The start is remarkably dense, dropping you into the deep end of a complicated world with flavors I at least wasn’t as familiar with where Proper Nouns abound and the rules are uncertain–even to those living therein.

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