Waiting on Wednesday: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking the Spine which highlights upcoming releases we are excited for!

This week, I had to go with The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty.


Release Date: 8th January 2019

Publisher: Harper Voyager

Genre: Adult/Historical Fantasy

I know this release is quite a way away but it is a book I am just way too excited for. The Kingdom of Copper is the sequel to the perfection that is The City of Brass which I read and loved recently. My review is here!

Because it is a sequel and I don’t want to spoil, I’ll leave the synopsis for the first book below.

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles. 

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound. 

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences. 

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for…


Have you read The City of Brass and if so, will you be picking up The Kingdom of Copper? Are there any 2019 releases you can’t wait for?

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3 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

  1. I haven’t read The City of Brass yet, but I have it and I really want to read it! It’s so long though, and I have so many shorter unread books on my shelves. I keep putting it off, but I’ve seen it popping up everywhere recently and it’s pushing me to read it.
    I didn’t even know there was going to be a sequel! Another reason I need to read it!

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    1. Ahhh, the sequel is going to wreck me, I just know it. I know the size of The City of Brass is intimidating but honestly, it’s so worth it. Maybe you could pick up the audiobook at the same time if it’s available, because I’ve heard amazing things about the narration there? It’s one of those that if you get into the swing of it, you just keep turning the pages without even realising it 🙂

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      1. I totally get that. I’m waiting for some sequels that I know, by the end, I’ll be dead.
        I put off Children of Blood and Bone for a long time because of the size, but I ended up flying through it and loving it. So I know I have nothing to worry about, and maybe I’ll try the audiobook. Thanks for the suggestion!


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