Review: Book: The City of Dusk- Tara Sim

Title: The City of Dusk

Series: The Dark Gods #1

Author’s Name: Tara Sim

Publisher:  Hodder & Stoughton

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Page Count: 512 Pages

ISBN: 978-1399704090

Author or Book Website: Tara Sim | YA Author

Link to Amazon purchase page: The City of Dusk (The Dark Gods): Sim, Tara: Books

Link to Goodreads: The City of Dusk (The Dark Gods, #1) by Tara Sim | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Set in a gorgeous world of bone and shadow magic, of vengeful gods and defiant chosen ones, The City of Dusk is the first in a dark epic fantasy trilogy that follows the four heirs of four noble houses—each gifted with a divine power—as they form a tenuous alliance to keep their kingdom from descending into a realm-shattering war.

The Four Realms—Life, Death, Light, and Darkness—all converge on the city of dusk. For each realm there is a god, and for each god there is an heir.

But the gods have withdrawn their favor from the once vibrant and thriving city. And without it, all the realms are dying.

Unwilling to stand by and watch the destruction, the four heirs—Risha, a necromancer struggling to keep the peace; Angelica, an elementalist with her eyes set on the throne; Taesia, a shadow-wielding rogue with rebellion in her heart; and Nik, a soldier who struggles to see the light— will sacrifice everything to save the city.

But their defiance will cost them dearly.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I found there were a lot of things to like about this book. The first thing that pulled me in was the world and how it was described. It added to the story and did not way it down. There were a lot of characters and I have to go back and re-read a little bit to keep track of them all. The magic system was well thought out and made sense. There is one number that came up a lot in this book and that is the number 4. There are four realms, four houses, four gods, and four heirs. They are vying for the throne but they want to keep their homes alive and with a loose-knit friendship they set out to follow the king’s orders. I don’t want to tell too much for this is a book that should be experienced. I had to force myself to put the book down I did not want to finish it too quickly before I can get the next one.

My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars


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