Revenge. It’s something Sigrud je Harkvaldsson is very, very good at. Maybe the only thing.
So when he learns that his oldest friend and ally, former Prime Minister Shara Komayd, has been assassinated, he knows exactly what to do — and that no mortal force can stop him from meting out the suffering Shara’s killers deserve.
Yet as Sigrud pursues his quarry with his customary terrifying efficiency, he begins to fear that this battle is an unwinnable one. Because discovering the truth behind Shara’s death will require him to take up arms in a secret, decades-long war, face down an angry young god, and unravel the last mysteries of Bulikov, the city of miracles itself. And — perhaps most daunting of all — finally face the truth about his own cursed existence.
“If one were to protest all the injustices of life,” says Sigrud, “great and small, one would have no time for living.”
Outside of the screeching going on in my head over the ending to this trilogy, I feel like I only know one thing right now: whatever I am going to read next definitely isn’t going to look good when compared to this utter masterpiece. City of Miracles features my favourite character in the entire series on his most dangerous, purposeful journey yet.
And it was amazing.
Sigrud has always been my favourite character of the series. I want to see this series be made into a TV series just to see some of the things Sigrud has managed to do. He throws himself into dangerous situations, and he comes out on top. And he is a broken man. He has spent a long time being broken. And now he gets to be the star of this crazy, amazing show.
City of Miracles took all of the crazy, awesome shit we saw in City of Stairs and City of Blades, and made it even crazier and even more awesome. It was the best. I was enthralled from the very beginning. I was stressed out of my mind reading about what was going on.
The Divine Cities has always been about the world. It is a tumultuous world, living in the shadow of dead gods who literally changed the world. However one critical thing has been overlooked by everyone: what happened to the children of the gods? Now we’ll find out.
This was such a hard journey, for all involved. Mostly myself. I love the ending to this series, but in my heart I also hate it. I hate it because it had to be this way, but it wasn’t what my heart craved. It is what we got, but it hurts. It is hurts that it is over. However, I am a better person for having read this series.
Now I just have to realign my reality so that it includes a series that is this damn good.
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