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The final chapter in the best-selling, 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 stabilise 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.

©2020 S. A. Chakraborty (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Epic Fantasy Islam Based Fantasy

The stunning conclusion to a rich trilogy that integrates lore and religion. It explores the topics of 'greater good', democracy and the human will to survive. In conjunction with being thought provoking the book paints are world that is beautiful and inspirational to the imagination. It is a pleasure to read and will leaving you pondering the future of the characters and the implications the themes have on real life.

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Beautifully written

A fantastic fantasy series. Beautifully complex characters and conflicts. This last one was particularly enthralling!

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  • Amy
  • 24-07-2020

The Emire of Gold

i don't know What I'm going to listen to now! i really enjoyed this whole series. everything about this series from the world that was created and the characters were amazing. i found each book got better.

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Disappointed.

Expeted much more from the final book in this trilogy. But it was too boring, too depressing, too monotonous and very very slow. Lot's of repetiotions of all the horrible thigs that happend, lots of adjectives and repetetive words like "abomination".... No interesting development, in the last chapters it feels like the author suddenly decided to enter a twist ( in order mot to bore us to death) and changed the style of here writing, it really bugged me. I feel like i was forced into listening to the whole story, hoping with every minute that maybe it'll rise up and surprise.... At least it was so for me. I feel that this book should have be completely different. So, as i said DISAPPOINTING!

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Great end to a great triology

What a wonderful ending! Action packed and exciting (a few late nights when I couldn’t stop listening) with some lovely tender and emotive moments. If HBO doesn’t pick this up as a series I’ll be incredibly surprised.

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Spellbinding conclusion.

A stunning conclusion to Chakraborty's trilogy, I devoured this work. It made me laugh and cry, the twists and turns kept it all from a predictable end, but the resolution was realistic and in keeping with the characters. I will be returning to these books and characters again and again. Highly recommended.

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  • V. O'Regan
  • 15-06-2020

Wonderful final chapter for this trilogy

I have loved this rich trilogy from start to finish. Such a perfectly realised world rich in the mythology of the Greater Middle East

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-09-2020

solid book

In a time where we're used to sjw wokeness pushing big entertainment companies to write bad stories about bad/forced female characters this trylogy does the opposite, it takes the classic hero arc, inserts emotion and does not make the protagonist a perfect human being, making nahri an exceptional example of how it should be done. The resolution of the conflict felt a bit rushed, and i was hoping for more content but the story sadly has to end, and the resolution itself was as astonishing as unexpected. Nahri discovering everything about her heritage was a beautiful adition. This book fits so perfectly into my love for fantasy, mithology, romance, politics... that i do not have words for how perfect it is.

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  • Book Babe Extraordinaire
  • 21-09-2020

Fantastic series

Brilliantly read, and this is one of the best fantasy series out there. Highly recommended.

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  • Nida M.
  • 09-09-2020

I LOVE IT

This series, in particular, this one has definitely made it to my all time favourite books.

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  • Tilly Barker
  • 12-08-2020

Excellent

Fantastic finale to a great series. Chakraborty avoids many of the clichés that plague other epic fantasies, creating a unique heroine, complex antagonists and a story which contains as much humour as sadness. All while maintaining the thoroughly detailed world and unforseen twists that hooked me in the first place.

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  • NeilRC94
  • 06-08-2020

Great Listen

I was hooked from start to finish, great way to round the trilogy off. A suitable ending and yet it still leaves potential to return at a later date. I would absolutely recommend.

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  • smoker
  • 03-08-2020

Hopefully more to come

The series held my attention all the way through, a most enjoyable listen with an excellent narrator who was able to make each character alive.

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  • Irina
  • 20-07-2020

Highly enjoyable

A really excellent listen. Very well written, brilliantly performed, thought-provoking and witty. Characters beautifully developed and engaging. Loved it and wish there was more!

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  • Wendy
  • 10-07-2020

fabulous story

I enjoyed all 3 books and the final one doesnt disappoint. Great narrator and a different story. I was hooked from pg 1 book 1.

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  • Niya
  • 05-07-2020

Wow

This is the first trilogy I’ve read where I have actually felt satisfied with the final book. A million stars for keeping me on the edge of my seat, bringing tears to my eyes and such beautiful visions to my mind. I will definitely be listening to this again. Thank you for such a beautiful gift.

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