Series: Divine Cities

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City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

March 21, 2016 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

City of Blades is utterly brilliant, a worthy sequel that surpasses its predecessor without overshadowing it, and an exquisite achievement in its own right. “Deserve. How preoccupied we are with that. With what we should have, with what we are owed. I wonder if any word has ever caused more heartache.” I thought I'd miss Bulikov. I thought I'd miss Shara. But City of Blades does what few sequels manage to do - it progresses the story without lessening the magic of the original. By switching protagonists and setting the action in a new city Bennett has preserved everything that...

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City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

December 28, 2014 Reviews 4 ★★★★½

City of Stairs is an outstanding example of fantasy literature that I have enjoyed immensely. Well-plotted and vividly imagined, Bennett takes readers into a world full of magic, political strife, and (occasionally) murder.

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