The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty audiobook

The Empire of Gold: A Novel

By S. A. Chakraborty
Read by Soneela Nankani

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062678164

The Daevabad Trilogy: Book 3

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094162416

  • ISBN: 9781094162409

  • ISBN: 9781094162423

Runtime: 28.62 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A June 2020 LibraryReads Pick

"No series since George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has quite captured both palace intrigue and the way that tribal infighting and war hurt the vulnerable the most." —Paste Magazine


The final chapter in the bestselling, critically acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy, in which a con-woman and an idealistic djinn prince join forces to save a magical kingdom from a devastating civil war.

Daevabad has fallen.

After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people.

But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara's dark past. To vanquish them, he must face some ugly truths about his history and put himself at the mercy of those he once considered enemies.

Having narrowly escaped their murderous families and Daevabad's deadly politics, Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. While Nahri finds peace in the old rhythms and familiar comforts of her human home, she is haunted by the knowledge that the loved ones she left behind and the people who considered her a savior are at the mercy of a new tyrant. Ali, too, cannot help but look back, and is determined to return to rescue his city and the family that remains. Seeking support in his mother’s homeland, he discovers that his connection to the marid goes far deeper than expected and threatens not only his relationship with Nahri, but his very faith.

As peace grows more elusive and old players return, Nahri, Ali, and Dara come to understand that in order to remake the world, they may need to fight those they once loved . . . and take a stand for those they once hurt.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This mammoth finale is a worthy finish to a beloved series.” Publishers Weekly
“Chakraborty brings her epic fantasy series to a stunning conclusion. Rich details, familial ties, and magical politics sing in this lush world built from Middle Eastern history and imagination. Library Journal (starred review)
“With musical prose, majestic settings, and an epic story, Chakraborty’s finale to a trilogy will ignite passion in her many fans. Fervidly recommended to all readers of the fantasy genre.” Booklist (starred review)
“Soneela Nankani skillfully narrates the final volume of an epic fantasy saga…Nankani continues to impress with her distinctive portrayals of the immense secondary cast of characters, but it is her depiction of the three main protagonists that is truly noteworthy. Nahri, Ali, and Dara grapple with an incredibly complex and arduous set of emotions related to their roles in the brutal fall and subsequent conquest, and Nankani gives each their due with a range of emotions. A stellar performance concludes this outstanding series. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: S. A. Chakraborty

Author Bio: S. A. Chakraborty

S. A. Chakraborty is a speculative fiction writer from New York City. The City of Brass was her first novel.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 28.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English