This is a creative awesome story built in layers when we read the different volumes. Same time, same events but told from different perspectives, different chart terms and ranking in society.
The sum of the three books will make the story of the city and its inheritance complete but also makes the city a living character more and more. That is what I feel when I am reading it. I love coming-of-age stories of kids surviving in the world of politics, gore, and laws of the adults, so I am still in love with Volume One and Alys. Volume two offers a new experience with Elaine and Theddan who are awesome female characters and Garreth who will please the romantsy fans...
It's worth waiting for book three to reread it all at the same time.
I love the author's writing style. It's an auto-buy for me.
Genres FantasyFiction Epic Fantasy High Fantasy Science Fiction Fantasy
464 pages, Hardcover First published July 18, 2023
From the Publisher:
From the New York Times bestselling author and co-author of The Expanse comes an "atmospheric and fascinating" novel that unfolds within the walls of a single great city, over the course of one tumultuous year (Joe Abercrombie, author of A Little Hatred).
Kithamar is a center of trade and wealth, an ancient city with a long, bloody history where countless thousands live and their stories endure.
This is Garreth’s.
Garreth Left is heir to one of Kithamar’s most prominent merchant families. The path of his life was paved long before he was born. Learn the family trade, marry to secure wealthy in-laws, and inherit the business when the time is right. But to Garreth, a life chosen for him is no life at all.
In one night, a chance meeting with an enigmatic stranger changes everything. He falls in love with a woman whose name he doesn’t even know, and he will do anything to find her again. His search leads him down corridors and alleys that are best left unexplored, where ancient gods hide in the shadows, and every deal made has a dangerous edge.
The path that Garreth chooses will change the course of not only those he loves, but the entire future of Kithamar’s citizens.
In Kithamar, every story matters ― and the fate of the city is woven from them all.
"Abraham’s patient storytelling pays off, perfectly setting up the trilogy’s finale, and his intricate worldbuilding makes Kithamar a pleasure to explore. Readers will not be disappointed." ― Publishers Weekly (starred review)