Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature where I highlight upcoming releases I’m excited about. I haven’t done one in five months because there were only a few titles on my 2018 anticipated release list. Since I can’t stop talking about The City of Brass, I decided to bring this feature back just to share my excitement about the sequel, which comes out next year.
The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: January 22, 2019
Page Count: 544
Return to Daevabad in the spellbinding sequel to THE CITY OF BRASS.
Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabadand quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.
Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of the battle that saw Dara slain at Prince Ali’s hand, Nahri must forge a new path for herself, without the protection of the guardian who stole her heart or the counsel of the prince she considered a friend. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she’s been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family and one misstep will doom her tribe.
Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid-the unpredictable water spirits-have gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried.
And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad’s towering brass walls for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north. It’s a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the city’s gates . . . and one that seeks the aid of a warrior trapped between worlds, torn between a violent duty he can never escape and a peace he fears he will never deserve.
WHY I’M EXCITED
I read The City of Brass a few months ago and I haven’t stopped thinking or talking about it. I already pre-ordered a U.S. copy of The Kingdom of Copper, but I am also thinking of pre-ordering a UK copy as well. I can’t wait to continue this series.
P.s. I’m willing to give up a firstborn for an ARC of this.
What book(s) are you waiting on today? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!