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The City of Brass

(2017)
(The first book in the Daevabad Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
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 trade she uses to get by-palm readings, zars, healings-are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills, a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive. But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she's forced to question all she believes. For the warrior tells her 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 not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass-a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.In Daevabad, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. A young prince dreams of rebellion. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she 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 ...

Genre: Fantasy    

"An opulent masterpiece. Chakraborty's debut is desire-soaked, intrigue-laced, and rife with so-delicious-you'll-sink-your-teeth-into-it worldbuilding and equally mesmerizing characters. A must-read." - Roshani Chokshi

"The City of Brass immerses you in a magnificent and vivid world. It's a thrilling adventure, brimming with fabulous magic, compelling characters, and wonderful intrigue. I can't wait for book two!" - Sarah Beth Durst

"A richly imagined, stunningly immersive book that takes you into a world of darkly alluring djinn and beguiling magic... Peopled with irresistible characters and steeped in the myths of the Middle East, The City of Brass is a dazzlingly inventive tale." - Ausma Zehanat Khan

"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

"S. A. Chakraborty's debut novel is an adventure that sweeps readers through the streets of Cairo and out into a spellbinding landscape of magic, warring clans, sacrifice, and betrayal. Each page reveals a new wonder. Con-woman Nahri, djinn warrior Dara, and the enchanted city that they--and we--are only just beginning to understand, are captivating. What an exciting ride!" - Fran Wilde


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Hardback Editions

March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The City of Brass
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
ISBN: 0-00-823939-8 / 978-0-00-823939-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy)
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
ISBN: 0-06-267810-8 / 978-0-06-267810-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The City of Brass
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
ISBN: 0-00-823940-1 / 978-0-00-823940-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy)
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
ISBN: 0-06-269095-7 / 978-0-06-269095-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2017 : Audio CD

Title: The City of Brass
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
ISBN: 1-5384-5611-7 / 978-1-5384-5611-8
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2017 : Audio CD

Title: The City of Brass
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
ISBN: 1-5384-5612-5 / 978-1-5384-5612-5
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2017 : Audio CD

Title: The City of Brass: Library Edition
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
ISBN: 1-5384-5610-9 / 978-1-5384-5610-1
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
Publisher: Harper Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The City of Brass
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy)
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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