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Thursday, January 28, 2016

City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

The city of Voortyashtan was once the domain of the goddess of death, war, and destruction, but now it’s little more than a ruin. General Turyin Mulaghesh is called out of retirement and sent to this hellish place to try to find a Saypuri secret agent who’s gone missing in the middle of a mission, but the city of war offers countless threats: not only have the ghosts of her own past battles followed her here, but she soon finds herself wondering what happened to all the souls that were trapped in the afterlife when the Divinities vanished. Do the dead sleep soundly in the land of death? Or do they have plans of their own? @goodreads



This book was sooooooo good! My freaking hero is General Turyin Mulaghesh! She is older and still bad to the bone, puts up with nothing.. well until they force her out of retirement, which makes her mad as hell. 


I think I'm just going to put in a few excerpts first from my hero and then get on with the review.


"The first murder took place deep in disputed territory, General. It's not safe."
"Neither am I. I can handle myself."


"Leave now," says Signe, "and you'll only inspire more questions."
"She leaves because it's true!" shouts Balakilya, striding to stand in the central aisle. "She fears the truth, so she flees from it!"
"See?" says Signe.
"General Mulaghesh," says Biswal, looking up, "perhaps if you could spare a few words for-"
"She's come to murder whatever's left of our culture!" cries Balakilya.
"She's here to force us to bow to the whip of Saypur!" shouts another man.
"Oh for the love of..." Mulaghesh walks to the railing. "You want to know why I'm here? Here of all places on this damned world!"
"Tell us!" shouts one of the men below. "Tell us!"
"Fine!" snarls Mulaghesh. "I'm on vacation, you dumb ass sons of bitches!"
A loud silence echoes over the Galleries. Mulaghesh turns and strides away. As she walks through the door she hears someone say, very quietly, "Did she say vacation?"


I just loved her throughout the whole book. I'm not going to tell you what it's about, you can read the blurb. But I just found another hero in this woman, she's older, she has one arm and a wooden one that works okay for her, she is awesome with weapons and she's got some snark that cracks me up.

There are some crazy stuff going on in this city, Mulaghesh would never have guessed the evil place she just got dropped! There are different groups of people, there are evil beings, ghosts, different realms, crazy people doing crazy things to each other, some magical ore, and the list goes on and on.

I was so glad to find that Sigrud was back and he's just as cool as ever! I love him too :-)

At times I got confused in the book and it came back around and I got an idea of what was going on. But it as so freaking good, magical...fighting...killings...divine things...... I believe the author weaved a wonderful tale with this one. I think I like this one better than the first one and I'm thinking/hoping there is going to be another one! I can't even imagine where that one will take us.

There are some sad things that happen in the book as per the norm, there are also a few gruesome things, but it all makes sense in the end, oh.. and the end! I was like.. I knew something wasn't right with that person and what the......

I'm not one that is good with words so let me just say again, the book is awesome and read it :-)

*I would like to thank Blogging For Books for a free print copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*





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