Monday, October 7, 2013

City of Death

City of Death is the third novel in the middle grade fantasy City Trilogy by Laurence Yep.

This review is for those of you who have read City of Fire and City of Ice.

If you haven’t, there is a possibility that the synopsis of City of Death will give away spoilers of the earlier books.

You’ve been warned!!!

Scirye and her faithful companions have chased Mr. Roland and the evil dragon Badik all the way from the Arctic to the Kushan Empire, where the City of Death is.

Now that she has been reunited with her parents and has new allies to assist her, Scirye feels more determined than ever to stop Roland from pursuing his goal with the stolen treasures he has gathered – and avenge her sister’s death.

Yet just as they begin to prepare for their closing battle with their adversaries, they realize there is an even greater enemy facing them…

As I did not get involved enough in the first novel, City of Fire, to finish it – I have not actually read City of Ice or City of Death. My philosophy was to present the synopsis to you, you crazy bibliophile you, so that you could decide if it sounded interesting to read.

I, however, don’t have much to say on it except that I found City of Fire to have an interesting, adventure/fantasy flavor that could possibly be quite good if I gave it another try in the future – which is why I didn’t want to ruin any future reading by skimming the latter novels.

Laurence Yep is a two-time Newbery Honor Award-winning author, and this trilogy has many devoted fans.

So, check it out and let me know what you think!

Maybe it’ll encourage me to revisit City of Fire (and the next two books) sooner than later!

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