Title: City of Brass
Author: S.A. Chakraborty
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release: November, 2017
This was by far my favorite read in 2017. As a member of Book of the Month this was my December selection along with another read. As I waited for it to arrive, I couldn’t stop my excitement over what I had heard about this book so far. Within a day of receiving it I started reading and could not put it down. Within a few days I was done and horrified to find out that I had started a trilogy without realizing it. Waiting for the next installment will be absolutely painful but completely worth it.
The characters are so well written in this story that as you read along you feel like you are there with them and within the story. Each person you come across has their own background, their own personality, and the story couldn’t have been better written in terms of character interaction and dependency on one another. All of the character faults (that should exist) help to propel each one towards developing their paths and leading them into new discoveries about themselves and those around them. This is what I am always looking for in a good story.