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City of Stairs: the first in the epic Divine Cities trilogy (The Divine Cities Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in The Divine Cities (3 Book Series)

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Smart and sardonic, with wry echoes from classic tales mixed up in an inventive, winning narrative. [Bennett is] a master of the genre (Kirkus)

City of Stairs is brilliant (Upcoming4me)

City of Stairs is a smooth novel of near perfection and the best Epic Fantasy novel I've read this year. I cannot recommend this novel highly enough (SFF World)

[Bennett's] clever selection of detail, the honesty and depth with which he describes his characters, and his ability to use so many disparate elements to transcend genre set him apart from the crowd. 9/10 (Fantasy Faction)

A memorably surreal urbanscape. . . . Readers seeking a truly refreshing fantasy milieu should travel to Bulikov, and welcome its conquest (New York Times Book Review)

With nods to Neil Gaiman's slumbering deities, Ursula K. LeGuin's two-faced political schemers and China Miéville's labyrinthine worlds, City Of Stairs is a compulsively readable and thought-provoking tale that confirms the author as one of the genre's most exciting talents. 4/5 (SciFi Now)

I'm honestly not sure I have anything to criticise, or even nitpick over. From start to finish, this is tightly written, expertly plotted, marvellously paced and just plain fun to read. 5/5 (Over the Effing Rainbow)

Complex, ever evocative, this is the novel as fireworks. Seductively addictive (Love Reading)

City of Stairs definitely makes my list of favourite fantasy novels . . . Excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. 9.5/10 (Fantasy Book Review)

With City of Stairs, Bennett has probably written the perfect blend of fantasy and crime fiction. Everything works . . . one of the best books of the year. A must read. (Civilian Reader)

City of Stairs is deliciously unsettling (Pornokitsch)

A delightful urban fantasy that travels through a city full of Escher-like staircases and alternate realities. . . . A diverse and entertaining cast of old gods fleshes out the ruins of this mysterious city, and Shara's hit-man secretary delivers nonstop action (Washington Post)

Entertaining yet thought-provoking. . . . Entrancing characters, exciting descriptions and piercingly clear action keep the story moving swiftly and surely to a satisfying conclusion (Seattle Times)

[An] incredible journey through a wondrously weird and surprising world. . . . I found myself both delighted and fascinated as every layer was slowly unpacked. Just the right mix of awesome (Tor.com)

Bennett is plainly a writer in love with the world he has built-and with good cause. It's a great world, original and unique, with a scent and a texture, a sense of deep, bloody history, and a naturally-blended magic living in the stones (NPR.org)

Robert Jackson Bennett deserves a huge audience. This is the book that will earn it for him. A story that draws you in, brilliant world building, and oh my God, Sigrud. You guys are going to love Sigrud (Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Black Prism)

An excellent spy story wrapped in a vivid imaginary world (Library Journal, starred review)

Alien and human at the same time, Bennett's world is engrossing and fascinating. The pacing kept me reading far later than was healthy (Mur Lafferty, Campbell Award– winning author of Playing for Keeps)

A rich, layered, thoughtful story, full of gods and magic and char-acters that feel unflinchingly true. . . . Every once in a while I read a book that's so well done, I find myself wanting to punch the author in the face out of pure envy. Congratulations, Mr. Bennett- you just made the face- punching list! (Jim C. Hines, Hugo Award– winning author of Libriomancer)

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Come and explore a city redolent with mystery, unrest and miracles. Welcome to Bulikov, the City of Stairs.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1810 KB
  • Print Length: 466 pages
  • Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books (2 Oct. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L7SLSXM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,241 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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