Review The River of Silver By S.A Chakraborty

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The River of Silver Tales from the Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty is a wonderful book that adds more fun and magic to the Daevabad Trilogy series. I read and enjoyed the whole trilogy, starting with The City of Brass, then The Kingdom of Copper, and The Empire of Gold, I think The River of Silver is a great ending to this amazing story.

This book is a special extra chapter. It gives us more stories about the characters and the world we loved in the first three books. Reading The River of Silver made me remember all the exciting and surprising moments from the trilogy. It was like getting a chance to say a happy goodbye to the characters and the magical city of Daevabad. If you liked the first three books, this one is a treat. It’s full of imagination and brings a satisfying end to a story full of adventure and wonder.

The characters we’ve met in the Daevabad Trilogy. It lets us get to know both important and less-known characters even better. S.A. Chakraborty is good at creating a whole world and making characters that feel real, and you can see this talent in every story in this collection. Each story in the book is different – some make you feel warm and happy, while others are touching and make you think. It’s a great chance for fans of the trilogy to spend more time with their favorite characters. We get to see different parts of these characters’ lives, parts that we didn’t get to see much in the main books.

For example, there might be a story that shows a character’s childhood or an important moment in their past. This helps us understand why they act the way they do in the trilogy. It’s like filling in the gaps or getting to know a friend even better. For anyone who loved the characters and wanted more after finishing the trilogy, this book is a perfect way to get that.

One of the most impressive features of The River of Silver is its ability to deepen the already intricate world of Daevabad. The book explores the legends and history of this magical realm, offering insights and backstories that enhance the overall narrative. For fans who were still curious after the end of the trilogy, these stories provide a fulfilling continuation. They bring a sense of closure to some storylines while introducing new perspectives and possibilities in others.

This makes the book a valuable addition for those who enjoyed the Daevabad Trilogy. It offers a deeper understanding of the magical world and its inhabitants, answering lingering questions while also sparking new ones. The book is essentially a journey back into the enchanting realm of Daevabad, providing a richer experience of its complexities and wonders.

The writing in The River of Silver keeps up the great quality of the trilogy. Chakraborty uses beautiful descriptions, interesting conversations, and a story that moves at just the right speed. She mixes parts of Middle Eastern history, Islamic stories, and fantasy in a way that makes the book really special and exciting to read. The stories are different in feeling and topic, but they all fit together well to add to the big story of the universe.

This means that when you read the book, you get a mix of things: you can imagine the scenes vividly because of the descriptive writing, the conversations between characters keep you hooked, and the story moves forward in a way that’s easy to follow. The blend of real history and myth with fantasy elements makes the world in the book feel both new and familiar. Every story, whether it’s serious, light-hearted, or adventurous, helps to build up the whole world of Daevabad, making the experience rich and full.

If you deeply interested in the characters Nahri, Ali, and Dara, The River of Silver provides enjoyable insights and developments. The book excels in exploring secondary characters as well, allowing them to have their moments of importance and enhancing the overall grasp of their motivations and backgrounds.

This means that fans of these characters from the main trilogy will discover more about their lives and what motivates them in this book. It’s not only focused on the three main characters; it also gives space for other, less prominent characters to reveal more about themselves. This approach enriches the entire world of the story because readers gain a deeper understanding of a variety of characters and their driving forces.

It’s important to remember that The River of Silver is really a companion book. For people who haven’t read the Daevabad Trilogy, this collection might not be as interesting or emotionally touching. The stories in the book are written thinking that readers already know about the world and its characters, which might be confusing for someone new to the series. This means that if you haven’t read the first three books of the trilogy, you might find yourself a bit lost in The River of Silver. It’s full of references and details that are best understood and appreciated if you’re already familiar with the story and its characters from the main trilogy. So, for someone jumping into this world for the first time with The River of Silver, it might not make as much sense or be as enjoyable as it is for those who have already journeyed through the original series.

The River of Silver is a book that fans of the Daevabad Trilogy should read. It shows how good Chakraborty is at telling stories and keeping readers interested in the world she made. The book acts as both a goodbye and a gentle hint of magic from the world of Daevabad, making readers feel happy but also wishing for more stories from this captivating universe.

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