For fantasy fans looking for their next book series

'The Empire of Gold' by S. A. Chakraborty
'The Empire of Gold' by S. A. Chakraborty
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Every week, The Thread checks in with booksellers around the country about their favorite books of the moment. This week, we spoke to Jody Hardy from Mostly Books in Tucson, Arizona. 

Bookseller Jody Hardy recommends “The Empire of Gold” by S. A. Chakraborty, the newly released third book in the historical fantasy Daevabad series.

Set in 18th century Cairo, the novel follows a con-woman who did not believe in magic at the start of the series, but soon finds herself entwined with the fate of a magical kingdom. The series has been compared to Patrick Rothfuss’ “The Name of the Wind series for its deeply imagined fantastical world, and to George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series for its palace intrigue.




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