Book: The Kingdom of Copper
Author: S A Chakraborty
Good morning bookworms! Today I’m reviewing the second book in a trilogy. It will be short and sweet because I don’t want to do any spoilers. I’ll be reviewing book 3 this month as well. So I will do a full series review later. Here is a link to my review of book 1, which gives a good synopsis of the world.
The end of book 1 is a major cliffhanger so I was eager to get going on this one. I’m always nervous for the middle book in a trilogy because things often slow down a lot, or there isn’t much happening because there will be an epic war or something in book 3. A perfect example of this is Serpent & Dove. Book 1 was amazing, and then book 2 was just all the characters walking to the destination of book 3. Book 2, Blood & Honey was one of the most boring middle books I’ve ever read. But book 3 Gods & Monsters just released and I’m really excited to read it, purely based on how much I liked book 1. My point is book 2 in a trilogy can be shit, but Chakraborty did not disappoint me.
We are introduced again to all of our favourite characters and they are all in different places. So I spent the whole book anticipating them all being back together. The book was a little slow in the middle, but that was mostly due to my anxiousness about what was happening. Things get pretty intense and by the end of the book I was so desperate for a conclusion, I read the last 200 pages in one go. And then once again we end on a cliffhanger. I’m really looking forward to starting book 3. I gave myself a break between to read Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (which I’m loving), so as soon as I finish that, it’s onto book 3 The Empire of Gold.