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City of Stairs

Robert Jackson Bennett

An atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city--from one of America's most acclaimed young fantasy writers. The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself—first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it—stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem—and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over.

An atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city--from one of America's most acclaimed young fantasy writers. The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself—first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it—stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem—and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over.
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An atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city--from one of America's most acclaimed young fantasy writers. The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself—first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it—stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem—and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alma Cuervo

Length:

17h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

44:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

53:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

59:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

46:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

49:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

49:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

41:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

50:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

56:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

58:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

50:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

47:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

42:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

46:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

50:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

36:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

47:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:43