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.
About the Author
S. A. Chakraborty is a speculative fiction writer from Queens whose work has appeared in Crossed Genres, Expanded Horizons, The Future Fire, Fey Visions of the Mediterranean, and Kaleidocast. An organizer with the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers' group. The City of Brass is her first novel.
`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'
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 19th February 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.9 x 4.6
Weight (kg): 0.79