The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

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Discover this spellbinding debut…

‘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

’It’s stunning and complex and consuming and fantastic. You must read it.’ Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes

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About the book

Among the bustling markets of eighteenth 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 only wishes to one day leave Cairo, but as the saying goes…

Be careful what you wish for.

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