25 January 2019

The Kingdom of Copper | The Friday 56 & First Line Friday

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

It's time for another 24in48 readathon! Yay! (I'm excitedcan you tell? Ha!) Who else is planning to participate?

This week, I've been super indecisive when trying to create my weekend TBR. With all the lovely book mail I've received and the books I picked up from the library, I just can't decide on which ones I want to focus.

But this gem, the sequel to The City of Brass (a 2018 favorite), finally arrived this week, and I'm tempted to spend all my time with it. Or I might be patient and reread the first book first. Who knows?

First Line: Alizayd al Qahtani didn't make it a month with his caravan.

From Page 56: He and Thabit didn't get along, primarily because Thabit fervently believed all the gossip coming out of Daevabad and would rail to anyone who would listen that Ali was an adulterous liar who'd been sent to corrupt them all with "city ways."


S. A. Chakraborty continues the sweeping adventure begun in The City of Brass—"the best adult fantasy I’ve read since The Name of the Wind" (#1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir)—conjuring a world where djinn summon flames with the snap of a finger and waters run deep with old magic; where blood can be dangerous as any spell, and a clever con artist from Cairo will alter the fate of a kingdom. 

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 Daevabad—and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there. 

Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. 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.

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
And be sure to stop by Hoarding Books and Freda's Voice for a peek into other books.


  1. This series sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “LATE IN THE DAY”

  2. Awesome first line. Loving that cover too! I'm featuring Emma Rous' The Au Pair if you'd like to stop by! I'm also a new blog follower/subscriber.

  3. Oh wow, those colors! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I've been meaning to read the first book of this series. The Kingdom of Copper also looks interesting. I hope you enjoy it once you get to it.

  5. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Yesterday’s Promises” by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    “Danica Callaghan sank down on the lowest of the wide, built-in, carpeted risers and surveyed her handiwork.”

  6. Happy Friday!

    I shared the first couple of lines from Melanie Dickerson's 9th book for her Hagenheim series "The Warrior Maiden" on my blog. I enjoyed reading that book and will be reviewing it soon.

    Here, though, I will be sharing the first few lines from my current read "Carve the Mark" by Veronica Roth.

    "Hushflowers always bloomed when the night was longest. The whole city celebrated the day the bundle of petals peeled apart into rich red - partly because hushflowers were their nation's lifeblood, and partly, Akos thought, to keep them all from going crazy in the cold."

    Carve the Mark has long been on my TBR and I'm happy that I finally get to read it. I'm enjoying it so far, and I hope you enjoyed those lines as well.

    May your weekend be filled with great books! :D

  7. Happy Friday! I’m sharing the first lines from One Mind’s Eye by Kathy Tyers today, here are the lines that follow:

    “Llyn Torfinn stood at an i-net station, listening nervously, clasping her thin left arm with her right hand. Not much muscle padded the bones.”

    Hope you have a good weekend.

  8. Happy Friday!
    On my blog today I shared the first line from The Forgiving Jar by Wanda E Brunstetter but I'm currently about to start Breach of Trust by Rachel Dylan so I'll share the first line from that book here: "Mia Shaw gripped a bundle of brightly colored helium balloons with the word congratulations splashed all over them." Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time!

  9. I am wracking my brain to remember where I've seen this book before. Are you enjoying it? Hope so! My Friday Quotes from The Great Alone

  10. Sounds very interesting!! Happy weekend!

  11. I'm appreciate your writing skill. Please keep on working hard. Thanks