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The City of Brass

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

 
 
"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

Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty, an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and Uprooted, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts.

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 . . .





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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March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The City of Brass
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ISBN: 0-00-823939-8 / 978-0-00-823939-8 (UK edition)
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November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy)
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ISBN: 0-06-267810-8 / 978-0-06-267810-2 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy)
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
ISBN: 0-06-267811-6 / 978-0-06-267811-9 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The City of Brass
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November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy)
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November 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
ISBN: 1-5384-5612-5 / 978-1-5384-5612-5
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November 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The City of Brass: Library Edition
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ISBN: 1-5384-5610-9 / 978-1-5384-5610-1
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel
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November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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November 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The City of Brass
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy)
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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