packetcat reads 2022 Week 22 – The City of Brass by S. A Chakraborty

Pages: 650
Purchased from: Kobo

It was nice to return to some fantasy set in Middle Eastern mythology after last week’s sci-fi jaunt. I loved the characters in this one, especially the main character Nahri. The complicated dynamics amongst the djinn was also very interesting and I’m sure that plays a major role in the sequel which I have added to my wishlist for a later date.

This book is now the longest I’ve read this year at 650 pages, it mostly doesn’t overstay its welcome despite its length. There is a significant amount of it that is worldbuilding which I didn’t mind since this is the first book in the series. I hope the sequel focuses more on the character dynamics though.