Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £12.99

Buy Now for £12.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

The final chapter in the best-selling, critically acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy, in which a con woman and an idealistic djinn prince join forces to save a magical kingdom from a devastating civil war.

Daevabad has fallen.

After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilise a fractious, warring people.

But the bloodletting and loss of his beloved Nahri have unleashed the worst demons of Dara’s dark past. To vanquish them, he must face some ugly truths about his history and put himself at the mercy of those he once considered enemies.

Having narrowly escaped their murderous families and Daevabad’s deadly politics, Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. While Nahri finds peace in the old rhythms and familiar comforts of her human home, she is haunted by the knowledge that the loved ones she left behind and the people who considered her a savior are at the mercy of a new tyrant. Ali, too, cannot help but look back and is determined to return to rescue his city and the family that remains. Seeking support in his mother’s homeland, he discovers that his connection to the marid goes far deeper than expected and threatens not only his relationship with Nahri but his very faith.

As peace grows more elusive and old players return, Nahri, Ali, and Dara come to understand that in order to remake the world, they may need to fight those they once loved...and take a stand for those they once hurt.

©2020 S. A. Chakraborty (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What listeners say about The Empire of Gold

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    167
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    159
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    149
  • 4 Stars
    26
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful final chapter for this trilogy

I have loved this rich trilogy from start to finish. Such a perfectly realised world rich in the mythology of the Greater Middle East

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Thoroughly entertaining and provides closure

I have enjoyed this trilogy, and the final instalment provided so many twists and turns that it kept you on your toes.

I love how everything tied together and fates are so intertwined, even in the final moments of the book new truths and revelations that were shocking, heartwarming and/or intriguing kept coming to light.

Great delivery by Nankani, hats off to her and the editor as I was particularly impressed and engaged by the timing and tone of delivery.

I read paperbacks of the first two, definitely preferred the audio experience of the third one!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A fitting end.

so much fun to listen to. a good ending for most and not rushed.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great conclusion!

Really enjoyed this final book in the trilogy. The world and its descriptions in this series are awesome. This final book closed lots of open story threads and is equally full of its own suspense, twists and excitement. Enjoy!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Wonderful Story Well Read

Had to finish the series and it held me to the end. Very different world that is well imagined

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Loved it

Really good, very well written, enjoyable story from start to finish. Beautifully narrated. Would highly recommend.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Ending of a brilliant Trilogy performed beautifull

Incredible story, I fell deeply in love with Daevabad's world and Soneela Nankani does justice to this intricate and powerful story, her characterisation of each character is just instantly recognisable and so well done.
Honestly this has become one of my favourite Fantasy trilogy, and I don't often recommend the audiobook version when the lore is that detailed and complex but here it's just so beautifully done I can't help but put the paper version and audio version on the same level.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it

I got the first book just for a short read, was absolutely hooked and read all 3 back to back. Great story highly recommended

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

solid book

In a time where we're used to sjw wokeness pushing big entertainment companies to write bad stories about bad/forced female characters this trylogy does the opposite, it takes the classic hero arc, inserts emotion and does not make the protagonist a perfect human being, making nahri an exceptional example of how it should be done. The resolution of the conflict felt a bit rushed, and i was hoping for more content but the story sadly has to end, and the resolution itself was as astonishing as unexpected. Nahri discovering everything about her heritage was a beautiful adition.

This book fits so perfectly into my love for fantasy, mithology, romance, politics... that i do not have words for how perfect it is.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic series

Brilliantly read, and this is one of the best fantasy series out there. Highly recommended.