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S A Chakraborty

(Shannon A Chakraborty)
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aka Shannon Chakraborty

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. When not buried in books about Mughal portraiture and Omani history, S. A. enjoys hiking, knitting, and cooking unnecessarily complicated meals for her family.

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
New Books
October 2022

The River of Silver
(Daevabad Trilogy, book 4)
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The Perfect Assassin (2019)
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