The Divine Cities

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565 ratings

City of Stairs Publisher's Summary

You've got to be careful when you're chasing a murderer through Bulikov, for the world is not as it should be in that city. When the gods were destroyed and all worship of them banned by the Polis, reality folded; now stairs lead to nowhere, alleyways have become portals to the past, and criminals disappear into thin air.

The murder of Dr Efrem Pangyui, the Polis diplomat researching the Continent's past, has begun something, and now whispers of an uprising flutter out from invisible corners. Only one woman may be willing to pursue the truth - but it is likely to cost her everything.

©2014 Robert Jackson Bennett (P)2015 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • City of Stairs

    • By: Robert Jackson Bennett
    • Narrated by: Buffy Davis
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    You've got to be careful when you're chasing a murderer through Bulikov, for the world is not as it should be in that city. When the gods were destroyed and all worship of them banned by the Polis, reality folded; now stairs lead to nowhere, alleyways have become portals to the past, and criminals disappear into thin air. The murder of Dr Efrem Pangyui, the Polis diplomat researching the Continent's past, has begun something, and now whispers of an uprising flutter out from invisible corners.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow starter, big finish

    • By Daniël Oosthuizen on 12-01-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • City of Stairs

    • By: Robert Jackson Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 862
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 786
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 792

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Something Different

    • By Scott Simons on 10-17-14

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • City of Blades

    • The Divine Cities
    • By: Robert Jackson Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Sequel Refined into Magnificence

    • By Matthew on 03-06-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • City of Blades

    • The Divine Cities, Book 2
    • By: Robert Jackson Bennett
    • Narrated by: Buffy Davis
    • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 3

    • City of Miracles

    • By: Robert Jackson Bennett
    • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo
    • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    Sigrud je Harkvaldsson has nothing left to live for. He is a fugitive and an exile, wanted for murder throughout the empire of Saypur. His entire existence has seemed only to visit suffering and death upon those he wants most to protect - while he himself has emerged from each battle cruelly unscathed, inexplicably immune to forces both natural and divine. Then his closest friend and ally, former prime minister Shara Komayd, is assassinated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Just Didn't Want it to End

    • By Matthew on 06-05-17

    Regular price: $38.49