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The City of Brass (#1 Daevabad Trilogy)
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S. A. Chakraborty
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The City of Brass (#1 Daevabad Trilogy)

S. A. Chakraborty



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400 pages

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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.

By:   S. A. Chakraborty
Imprint:   Voyager
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 221mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 39mm
Weight:   670g
ISBN:   9780008239404
ISBN 10:   0008239401
Series:   Daevabad Trilogy
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   January 2018
Recommended Age:   From 13 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  Young adult ,  ELT Advanced ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 or on Twitter (@SChakrabs) where she likes to ramble about history, politics, and Islamic art.

`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 `Sumptuous and enthralling' RJ Barker, bestselling author of AGE OF ASSASSINS `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 BLOODPRINT `Blends legend and history to create a fascinating world...thoroughly enjoyable' SFX

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