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The City of Brass

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

 
 
Discover this spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty.

Among the bustling markets of 18th 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 wishes only to one day leave Cairo, but as the saying goes....

Be careful what you wish for.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"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

February 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
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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)
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The City of Brass
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ISBN: 0-00-831973-1 / 978-0-00-831973-1 (UK edition)
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The City of Brass
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ISBN: 0-00-823942-8 / 978-0-00-823942-8 (UK edition)
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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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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ISBN: 0-00-830189-1 / 978-0-00-830189-7 (UK edition)
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The City of Brass
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ISBN: 0-00-823940-1 / 978-0-00-823940-4 (UK edition)
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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)
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The City of Brass
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March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The City of Brass
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The City of Brass
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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
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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November 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The City of Brass: Library Edition
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
ISBN: 1-5384-5610-9 / 978-1-5384-5610-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel (Daevabad Trilogy, 1)
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
ISBN: 1-5384-5611-7 / 978-1-5384-5611-8
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
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November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The City of Brass: A Novel
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The City of Brass
Author(s): S A Chakraborty
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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