Revenge. It's something Sigrud je Harkvaldsson is very, very good at. Maybe the only thing.
So when he learns that his oldest friend and ally, former Prime Minister Shara Komayd, has been assassinated, he knows exactly what to do--and that no mortal force can stop him from meting out the suffering Shara's killers deserve.
Yet as Sigrud pursues his quarry with his customary terrifying efficiency, he begins to fear that this battle is an unwinnable one. Because discovering the truth behind Shara's death will require him to take up arms in a secret, decades-long war, face down an angry young god, and unravel the last mysteries of Bulikov, the city of miracles itself. And--perhaps most daunting of all--finally face the truth about his own cursed existence.
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Praise for City of Blades:
"Does City of Blades live up to the Locus, World Fantasy, British Fantasy and GoodReads Choice Award nominated City of Stairs? Allow me to answer with an emphatic yes. Bennett is one of the most talented authors writing in SFF today and this is his finest work to date."
"Just as powerful as the first, and even stronger in significant ways...among the best novels of 2016."
"Does everything a really good sequel should...if anything, it's a better book than its predecessor."
"Not only recaptures the flame of the first book, but also maybe burns a little brighter."