S.A. Chakraborty’s richly detailed narrative and painstakingly imagined world building is the perfect escape from the real world, something we could all use these days.
Why I love it
Come along for a tale of magic, mystery, and adventure in this wildly enchanting debut! A dizzyingly exciting Middle Eastern-inspired novel, filled with mythology, treachery, and schemes around every corner, The City of Brass is a beautifully-told fantasy book that is perfect for fans of cons and conjurers, demons and desert worlds '¦
Nahri is a young con woman who knows all the tricks to stay...
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 Nah...
Anchorage , AK
"HOLY SMOKING DAEVA DO I LOVE THIS BOOK. I need book 2 right now. "
Brighton , MA
"This story is decedent and wholly captivating. A lush fantasy world with a touch of Middle Eastern folklore and an incredible host of characters. I loved every page! "
"I absolutely LOVED this book, and was so thrilled to discover it would be part of a series. I can't wait to dive back into this world. "
St Paul, MN
"Great magical escapist read!"
"Magical, captivating, beautiful! "
Virginia Beach, VA
"Excellent characters, a completely absorbing world. I loved this book and I'm so excited to learn it's the first in a trilogy!"
"Magical, enthralling, with a gorgeous cast of characters in a vibrant, new world."
"Difficult to understand all the factions at first, but so worth the effort! Got better and better."
"I had a severe book hanger-over after this one, i just wanted to stay in that world! Hoping to hear of a sequel coming!!"
"While I wish I had discovered the glossary before I finished, I still appreciated the complex, vivid world created. It took a fair amount of effort to read but I'm glad I did! "
"The fusion of history and fantasy is divine. I cannot wait for the sequel."