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The City of Brass: Escape to a city of adventure, romance, and magic in this thrilling epic fantasy trilogy (The Daevabad Trilogy, Book 1) by [S. A. Chakraborty]

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Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of eighteenth-century Cairo, she's a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trades she uses to get by--palm readings, zars, and a mysterious gift for healing--are all tricks, both the means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive.

But when Nahri accidentally summons Dara, an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior, to her side during one of her cons, she's forced to reconsider her beliefs. For Dara tells Nahri an extraordinary tale: 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, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass--a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In Daevabad, within gilded brass walls laced with enchantments and behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments run deep. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, her arrival threatens to ignite a war that has been simmering for centuries.

Spurning Dara's warning of the treachery surrounding her, she embarks on a hesitant friendship with Alizayd, an idealistic prince who dreams of revolutionizing his father's corrupt regime. All too soon, Nahri learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say to be careful what you wish for . . .

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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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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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07515RCXY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperVoyager; edition (14 November 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2813 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 545 pages
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Shannon Chakraborty is the author of the critically acclaimed and 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 thirteen-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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