QOTD: What’s your favorite series? Or one you have read recently?
The City of Brass
This book is amazing! I don’t even know where to begin or if I even picked up everything but I loved it.
The magical world building, the Middle Eastern culture, the politics, the class systems, Dara, the djinn, the slow burn romance, the sword fighting, there was so much!
Nahri grows up alone on the streets of Egypt able to pick up languages and to sometimes heal and tell fortunes. One night she sings a song from her memory to release an Ifrit and calls a being to her. This starts her incredible journey to Daevabad and her journey of self discovery.
I think we all want Dara as our bb after we read this! I’m still looking for a good fan art. Does anyone know of a good one please point it my way!
It’s really hard to put this magical world into a few paragraphs so I’m not going to try. I can’t wait to read the next book to see what will happen since the ending was a little bereft but then hopeful. Glad I didn’t read it when the second book wasn’t out yet.
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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…