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City of Blades

By Robert Jackson Bennett
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett digital book - Fable

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A triumphant return to the world of City of Stairs.
 
A generation ago, the city of Voortyashtan was the stronghold of the god of war and death, the birthplace of fearsome supernatural sentinels who killed and subjugated millions. 
 
Now, the city’s god is dead. The city itself lies in ruins. And to its new military occupiers, the once-powerful capital is a wasteland of sectarian violence and bloody uprisings.
 
So it makes perfect sense that General Turyin Mulaghesh— foul-mouthed hero of the battle of Bulikov, rumored war criminal, ally of an embattled Prime Minister—has been exiled there to count down the days until she can draw her pension and be forgotten.  
 
At least, it makes the perfect cover story. 
 
The truth is that the general has been pressed into service one last time, dispatched to investigate a discovery with the potential to change the world--or destroy it. 
 
The trouble is that this old soldier isn't sure she's still got what it takes to be the hero.

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“This made me feel a lot of emotions and made me think a bit on the topic of war. I very much enjoyed this. The Main character is older female who appeared in the first book and she is a smart, morally conscious, kicka**, and over all just pretty cool. The world is so well done, so fleshed out, and really interesting. All of the characters felt like their own person. None of them felt similar which made it easy to imagine them in my head. Their interactions and felt fluid and genuine. The plot always hinted at the answers we were looking for but made it so easy to get wrapped up in everything that was occurring that you just didn't see it or notice it. I honestly had no issues with this book. The story was great, the characters really well done, the writing also very good, and the world was so interesting. A world were gods/divinities actually existed but were assassinated? I've never read anything similar and I wondered would our world have been like this one had our gods been real or at least still around. Also this book give an interesting views on war. Good and bad. Knowing nothing much of war or soldier I found it all interesting and a little sad. To know that soldiers go through so much and then are just easily abandoned by the country that asked these things of them... Over all this a great book and I highly recommend it.”
“One thing I’ve really appreciated with this series is the character development and how vivid their aspirations, regrets, and personalities are. One thing that keeps dragging with this series is how slow it can be to get to the exciting parts. It’s a slow-burn mystery, sure, but it drags on for far too long. Enough that you begin to predict many of the events before they happen. It was still enjoyable though, and I particularly love the amount of creativity in the world-building and mythology and culture. If you like books that are fast-paced and to the point, this is not for you. Otherwise, it’s an enjoyable read if you read quickly.”

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