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The City of Brass - S.A. Chakraborty
The City of Brass
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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... show more
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 . . .
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062678102 (0062678108)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it
3.5 City of Brass
by Suman Chakraborty It's always a good sign when a story draws me in right away. An Egyptian healer with a natural ability to see sickness in people makes her living making a show of healing as if she were a charlatan. Until one day she calls up something she doesn't expect and suddenly she's inv...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.0 The City of Brass
This is one of those books that I found perfectly serviceable and fine. I didn't love it, but I didn't dislike it either. It pulled me along at a decent rate and I didn't feel the urge to abandon it at any point. Conversely I don't feel compelled to pick up the sequel, though I hope the people I kno...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.5 A complex world
Starts in Cairo and continues into the desert into a world of Devas and Djinn and other creatures that are part of mythology I don't get exposed to that often this is a tale of a girl who is getting by in the slums using her wits finding that she has power and then that this power has a price. It's ...
Debbie's Library
Debbie's Library rated it
4.0 The City of Brass
I really enjoyed this book, I was fully captivated in the world and the characters, I might not have liked every character but I was really interested to see how the main two would develop throughout the story. I am in love with the world and the magic system of the world and I am pumped to start wi...
Debbie's Library
Debbie's Library rated it
4.0 The City of Brass
I really enjoyed this book, I was fully captivated in the world and the characters, I might not have liked every character but I was really interested to see how the main two would develop throughout the story. I am in love with the world and the magic system of the world and I am pumped to start wi...
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