The Empire of Gold: 3 (Daevabad Trilogy)

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The Empire of Gold: 3 (Daevabad Trilogy)

The Empire of Gold: 3 (Daevabad Trilogy)

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I also wouldn’t say that Dara became my favorite character, but I was looking forward to his chapters more because something was actually happening in those.

As this book is the final in the trilogy, I want to be very careful not to drop any spoilers for anyone who has not yet read the first two books. Despite what Nahri and Ali were feeling at the beginning of this book, I loved seeing them in this setting. In part because of the methods being used, because of the history, but also because the plan had been to invade and win, with apparently little consideration for what was to follow. A. Chakraborty provided an annotated version of The Empire of Gold, along with the then-unreleased alternate epilogue to Empire of Gold, some promotional series posters, and a Djinn tribe sigils pin set.So, they decide to head back to Daevabad but along the way they encounter a very powerful and ancient Marid. The titles sound cool and allow the author to strike the right balance between cryptic and engaging. To vanquish them, he must face some ugly truths about his history and put himself at the mercy of those he once considered enemies. This helps you root for them, not that you will need much help, to find their way through the moral mazes that appear, overcome considerable obstacles, and try their damndest to make right what has been made wrong.

The thing is, both have their pluses, both have their minuses and it gives a new meaning ‘to the grass always being greener’ – because maybe it isn’t. As to how the book hid from the reader how Manizheh would be defeated: I hated that with a burning passion 😡😤 I already ranted about this in my own review, but YOU DON’T DO “PlOT TWISTS” THIS WAY! Go Soo and Park Geun-hyung reunited with each other after they worked in another SBS TV series Marrying A Millionaire where Park played father of Go Soo's character, Lee Yo-won reunited with Park for the 3rd time in this series after they worked first in another SBS TV series Surgeon Bong Dal-hee and second in KBS series Cruel Love. Ali’s tale has been one of slowly loosening up, of learning that the world isn’t black or white but mostly gray. Chakraborty has built up many plot strings, posed a lot of questions, and set up certain situations that all wanted to be resolved.

The book I want to spend this post briefly reviewing, The Empire of Gold, is an excellent end to what was already a great Daevabad Trilogy. It’s a realistic portrayal of such a conflicted character with an ending that is earned if not feel-good. I still think the love triangle is used way too much in fiction and should be put to rest, but I was okay with how things went in Empire of Gold. With her grip slipping, political intrigues roiling beneath the surface, and her Afshin developing a disturbing rebellious side, she sees only one option left. Dara admits that there is no such thing as justification, but there is the possibility of redemption, of changing paths no matter how far down into the darkness you have gone.

Like the rest of the Daevabad books, this is a slow burner until it reaches its climax, when everything moves at fever pitch. Budding feelings for Ali also wreak havoc in her plans, but Nahri stays true to the course she has grown into, finally taking an active role in the showdown. All three books flip between the protagonists of three different characters, all vying for the control of Daevabad, the city at the core of their world. However, saying that I do feel in places, this book was weaker than the previous ones for all that it wove the narrative threads and characters arcs together beautifully.His chapters were heavy and kind of dark while he came to terms with what he’s done, what he did, the conflicting emotions between what he’s trained to do, and what he feels is morally right. I’d left off at a very emotionally stressful moment towards the end of the book, and I was terrified to find out what was going to happen next. I know the books aren’t about *romance* but to feature it semi-heavily in all the books, I was just a tad bummed at how the relationships are handled. With Nahri having romatic feeling for Dara, being married to Muntadhir, and clearly having feelings for Ali, I just expected more. This is, of course, utter bullshit, and you need look no farther than the first book my club read together, The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec.

Now Ali and Nahri pop up on the outskirts of Cairo, after having jumped into the lake surrounding the city of Daevabad to flee imminent mortal peril, and expecting to be facing a challenging, but do-able lake swim. You know there are boy-girl embers there, and plenty of high energy escapades and battles to keep emotional levels high.And he’s also been learning that the focus on his father’s heritage has made him neglect his mother. Nahri and Ali finally open up to each other, tell the whole truth, and – who’d have thought – it turns out they make a really good team. But she is only at the very beginning, so it will be a good long while before her next trilogy appears.



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