A solid 4.0 stars.I was somewhat ambivalent about the first book in The Divine Cities trilogy, City of Stairs,
and as I stated in my review
I almost quit reading the book (more than once), primarily due what I thought was the slow progress of plot developments. In my opinion, the most attractive aspect of the City of Stairs
(and it is also an important feature of its sequel, City of Blades
) is the intricate world-building and the atmospheric setting of the books.In City of Blades
the action starts almost immediately (really from the very first chapter). I never ...