Waiting on Wednesday: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was created by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
thecityofbrassStep into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty—an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and One Thousand and One Nights, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts

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.

Due to be published: November 2017

14 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty”

  1. sjhigbee

    Wow! Love that cover…

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    That cover is stunning – I may have to pick it up for the cover alone!

  3. Tammy

    I’m excited to read this too! The cover is stunning:-)

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Magic and court politics… This is the kind of book I LOVE to read!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      A bit of a wait but if that cover and synopsis are anything to go by it’s well worth it – hope so anyway.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I have been drooling over this one too. Hope my tbr calms down by November so I can check it out!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – I actually sympathise with your tbr – you are a reading maniac but you get sent so many books that it must be – well wonderful, but also a bit overwhelming.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Nathan

    Currently on the top of my wish list.

  7. hadeer

    This is such an amazing book. I was lucky enough to wind up with an ARC and I recently posted a review; it really does live up to the hype!

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