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The City of Brass

By S. A. Chakraborty
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Publisher Description

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Library Journal | Vulture | The Verge | SYFYWire

Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty perfect for fans of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and Uprooted, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts.

On the streets of eighteenth-century Cairo, Nahri is a con woman of unsurpassed skill. She makes her living swindling Ottoman nobles, hoping to one day earn enough to change her fortunes. But when Nahri accidentally summons Dara, an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior, during one of her cons, she learns that even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

Forced to flee Cairo, Dara and Nahri journey together across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire and rivers where the mythical marid sleep, past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises and mountains where the circling birds of prey are more than what they seem, to Daevabad, the legendary city of brass.

It’s a city steeped in magic and fire, where blood can be as dangerous as any spell; a city where old resentments run deep and the royal court rules with a tenuous grip; a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound—and where her very presence threatens to ignite a war that has been simmering for centuries.

*Finalist for the World Fantasy Award: Best Novel

*Nominated for the Locus Award: Best First Novel

*Finalist for the British Fantasy Award: Best Newcomer

Featuring a stepback and extra content including a bonus scene and an excerpt from The Kingdom of Copper.

448 Reviews

Slightly Smiling Face“I love Ali and I need to keep going for his story most of all.”
Multi-layered charactersEasy to readMagical setting
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I absolutely loved this book. I read it for a book club here on fable, and I ended up finishing the whole series in two weeks. I love this book and series so much that I’m already reading it again.”
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Multi-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveUnpredictableDescriptiveImmersive settingSurrealPoliticalViolence
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Multi-faceted characters, delicate relationships, thoroughly enjoyable to read. But there was a lot packed in the last ten chapters that it’s a bit overwhelming.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growColorful personalitiesDiverse charactersHeroic figuresLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersOriginal charactersEasy to readOriginal writing
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I dnfed this book over a year ago but I am so glad I gave it another try. I loved it and I can’t wait to read the sequel.”
Morally ambiguousMulti-layered charactersAddictiveComplexHeartbreakingImmersive settingMagical settingVivid
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I feel like I owe everyone who recommended me this series, a hand written apology, because I slept on it for so long. OH MY GOD WHAT A BOOK!! there were so many layers to everything!? the characters, the world, the magic, you name it!! who can you trust?!? I DON'T KNOW. where do your loyalties lie?!? I DON'T KNOW. i am scrambling to read book two be i have whiplash. the third act was insane to say the least. i would die for nahri and ali 🫶🏼🥹”
Believable charactersEasy to readAddictiveBeautiful settingPolitical

About S. A. Chakraborty

Shannon Chakraborty is the author of the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling Daevabad Trilogy. Her work has been translated into over a dozen language and nominated for the Hugo, Locus, World Fantasy, Crawford, and Astounding awards. You can find her online at www.sachakraborty.com or on Instagram and Twitter as @SAChakrabooks.

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