The River of Silver: Tales from the Daevabad Trilogy – S.A. Chakraborty

Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages: 256
Release Date: October 11, 2022

Haven’t read the previous novels? Check out my reviews of The City of Brass, The Kingdom of Copper, and The Empire of Gold.

Bestselling author S. A. Chakraborty’s acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy gets expanded with this new compilation of stories from before, during, and after the events of The City of BrassThe Kingdom of Copper, and The Empire of Gold, all from the perspective of characters both beloved and hated, and even those without a voice in the novels. The River of Silver gathers material both seen and new–including a special coda fans will need to read–making this the perfect complement to those incredible novels.

Now together in one place, these stories of Daevabad enrich a world already teeming with magic and wonder. Explore this magical kingdom, hidden from human eyes. A place where djinn live and thrive, fight and love. A world where princes question their power, and powerful demons can help you…or destroy you.

A prospective new queen joins a court whose lethal history may overwhelm her own political savvy…

An imprisoned royal from a fallen dynasty and a young woman wrenched from her home cross paths in an enchanted garden…

A pair of scouts stumble upon a secret in a cursed winter wood that will turn over their world…

From Manizheh’s first steps towards rebellion to adventures that take place after The Empire of Gold, this is a must-have collection for those who can’t get enough of Nahri, Ali, and Dara and all that unfolded around them.


The River of Silver is a collection of short stories that take place in the Daevabad world. More specifically, before, after, and during The City of Brass, The Kingdom of Copper, and The Empire of Gold.

These stories give readers additional context to the original trilogy by giving different perspectives, added world building and character development, and an alternative epilogue. There were a few of these stories that I wish had made it into their respective novels. 

The reason I rated The River of Silver four stars instead of five is because I sometimes found it hard to remember where in the original trilogy these stories were supposed to be situated. The emotional impact of these stories was also lessened by my inability to recall the story as well.

Overall, The River of Silver is an excellent addition to the Daevabad trilogy that I recommend reading soon after completing The Empire of Gold to feel the full emotional weight of these stories.


Have you read The River of Silver? What did you think?

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