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The City of Brass

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Discover this spellbinding debut from S.A. Chakraborty. `An extravagant feast of a book - spicy and bloody, dizzyingly magical, and still, somehow, utterly believable' Laini Taylor, Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Among the bustling markets of eighteenth century Cairo, the city's outcasts eke out a living swindling rich Ottoman nobles and foreign invaders alike. But alongside this new world the old stories linger. Tales of djinn and spirits. Of cities hidden among the swirling sands of the desert, full of enchantment, desire and riches. Where magic pours down every street, hanging in the air like dust. Many wish their lives could be filled with such wonder, but not Nahri. She knows the trades she uses to get by are just tricks and sleights of hand: there's nothing magical about them. She only wishes to one day leave Cairo, but as the saying goes... Be careful what you wish for.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 159 x 227 x 21mm | 270g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008239398
  • 9780008239398
  • 404,293

About S. A. Chakraborty

S. A. Chakraborty is a speculative fiction writer from New York City. Her debut, The City of Brass, is the first book in an epic fantasy trilogy set in the 18th century Middle East and will be published in November 2017 by Harper Voyager. When not buried in books about Mughal portraiture and Omani history, S. A. enjoys hiking, knitting, and cooking unnecessarily complicated meals for her family. You can find her online at www.sachakraborty.com or on Twitter (@SChakrabs) where she likes to ramble about history, politics, and Islamic art.show more

Review quote

`THE CITY OF BRASS is the best adult fantasy I've read since THE NAME OF THE WIND. It's stunning and complex and consuming and fantastic. You must read it'Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES `An extravagant feast of a book - spicy and bloody, dizzyingly magical, and still, somehow, utterly believable'Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of STRANGE THE DREAMER `A richly imagined, stunningly immersive book that takes you into a world. You will race to the end of this bold and brilliant debut'Ausma Zehanat Khan, award-winning author of the THE BLOODPRINTshow more

Rating details

197 ratings
4.42 out of 5 stars
5 57% (113)
4 32% (64)
3 7% (13)
2 3% (5)
1 1% (2)
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