The City of Brass

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 33mm | 380g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008239428
  • 9780008239428
  • 3,919

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'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


'Even a few pages will enmesh you in its magic'
Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author


'I raced to the end of City of Brass and can't wait to see what happens next. I'm eager for more adventures in Daevabad'
Peter V. Brett, bestselling author of The Demon Cycle


'Blends legend and history to create a fascinating world...thoroughly enjoyable'
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About S. A. Chakraborty

Shannon Chakraborty is the author of the critically acclaimed and internationally best-selling The Daevabad Trilogy. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages and nominated for the Hugo, Locus, World Fantasy, Crawford, and Astounding awards. When not buried in books about thirteenth-century con artists and Abbasid political intrigue, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and re-creating unnecessarily complicated medieval meals. You can find her online at www.sachakraborty.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @SAChakrabooks, where she likes to talk about history, politics, and Islamic art. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and an ever-increasing number of cats.
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70,729 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 40% (28,317)
4 39% (27,480)
3 15% (10,638)
2 4% (2,939)
1 2% (1,355)
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