Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine which focuses on upcoming releases we’re looking forward to.
Title: The City pf Brass
Author: S.A. Chakraborty
Release Date: November 14th 2017
Summary: 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 . . .
Thoughts: Everything about this book from the cover to the description sounds so..
Because I’ve loved every other middle Eastern fantasy I’ve read, it’s no doubt I’m immediately drawn to this one. Magical worlds, djinn warriors and a historical setting? Count me in! This sounds like another holiday read to take with me if I ever go to a distant Eastern land again….
I am hoping this book will focus more on magical elements and action rather than entirely politics though but still this sounds like a very complex yet cultural novel. And as I’ve said before I do hope nowadays there will be a more diverse range of fantasies with different ethical backgrounds from EVERYWHERE in the world. But one thing is for certain, I will get my hands on this book! So in other words..
Have you read this book? What books are you looking forward to? 🙂