The City of Brass

The City of Brass

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new 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 hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she 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 be careful what you wish for...

Title:The City of Brass
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062678102
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  • chai ?

    I can tally my life in good days and bad days, and thanks to this book, this turned out to be a very bad day.I’m less of a person and more of a physical manifestation of how much this book disappoin...

  • Will Byrnes

    It’s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that ...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Ugg, tried a reread but didn’t like it at all the second time. I’m not sure why I thought I liked it the first time around. Unhauling special edition. 😕Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾...

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review.The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I’ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the bes...

  • ??BooksofRadiance??

    3.5⭐️✨ The long-overdue review finally posted.✨This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book...

  • Samantha

    I was entranced from the beginning of this book. Politics, schemes, magic, brutality, and beauty all wrapped into one. I cannot wait to continue with the series. I’ll be doing a full review and disc...

  • may ?

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPEC...

  • Robin Hobb

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will.Do you remember the first ti...

  • Warda

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it.Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not thin...

  • jessica

    the only way to describe this book is as an enticingly ambitious journey. one you will need to be prepared to endure, because it is long and somewhat exhausting. as the most rewarding journeys tend to...