“Grateful for this opportunity to create a new society in full harmony with nature, we enter into this covenant, promising one another our mutual trust and support. We will face hardship, danger, and potential failure, but we can aspire to the use of practical wisdom to seek joy, love, beauty, community, and life.”
Ever since I finished the City of Brass, I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. It didn’t grab me right away, I’ll admit, but reading it was like rolling down a hill; by the time I realized I was falling fast, it was too late for me to do anything else.
Chakraborty’s story is one of boundless adventure, unbelievable energy, and incredible love. The phrase I’ve been using when I recommend it to friends and family is “bright and shining fantasy”. There’s a richness to the experience of reading Chakraborty’s story. While reading, I’ve never before felt more like I was sitting around a campfire on a beautiful late summer night, snuggled in blankets and licking melted chocolate off my fingers while a dear friend tells me a wondrous story. Somehow, that’s the City of Brass.