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20 November 2020

Book Beginnings: The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence.

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty Daevabad Trilogy Harper Voyager cover Fairyloot exclusive edition

He was an easy mark. 

This series has regrettably been on my TBR for far too long. I have had a copy of The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty since its release but never picked it up, even though it sounds right up my street. Then I bought the Fairyloot exclusive editions of the entire trilogy and decided it was time.

First off I love the cover, it's so so pretty. My copy also has gorgeous stencilled edges in a matching design. It is stunning, 10/10 for attractiveness to book magpies.

This first line doesn't give much away at all, but it does have me hooked. I want to know who the mark is, and who it is doing the marking. Or the swindling, you know.

With a single flap of his wings, he rose in the air and vanished into the crimson sky.

This is from page 56 in my finished hardback copy.

Page 56 isn't that far through this book, it's a chonky boi at over 500 pages and a small typeface.

S. A. Chakraborty is really good at packing sentences with punch. The tension in the writing is addictive and I cannot put this book down.

What are you reading this week?


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  2. I've heard a lot of praise for The City of Brass. It seems like a good one. Enjoy your current read!

  3. Tempting snippet and gorgeous cover. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN”

  4. Such a lovely cover and I like the sound of this one! I hope you are enjoying it! Have a great weekend!

  5. Oooo this snippet is intriguing!

    Lois |

  6. honestly this is a quote that has made me curious of this series, i hadn't anticipated anyone flying hmmm


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