Robert Jackson Bennett, after publishing four standalone books, “Mr. Shivers”, “The Company Man”, “The Troupe” and “American Elsewhere”, writes for the first time a series of novels, following this year his excellent “City of Stairs” with another, “City of Blades”. Actually, the UK edition of Robert Jackson Bennett’s “City of Blades” is scheduled to be released this year, on 6th August through Jo Fletcher Books, the US edition published by Broadway Books, with the cover seen above, has the release date of 26th January 2016. Nonetheless, by the looks of the synopsis “City of Blades” seems to be as awesome as “City of Stairs” is.
The city of Voortyashtan was once the home of the goddess of death, war and destruction, but now it's little more than a ruin.
General Turyin Mulaghesh is called out of retirement and sent to this hellish place to find a Saypuri secret agent who's gone AWOL in the middle of a mission.
But the ghosts of past wars have followed her there, and soon she begins to wonder what happened to the souls in the afterlife when the gods were defeated by her people, the Polis. Do the dead sleep soundly in the land of death? Or do they have plans of their own?