The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1)

Step 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 giftsNahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of un...

Details The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1)

TitleThe City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1)
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherHarper Voyager
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction, Adult

Reviews The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1)

  • 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 best books I’ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release on November 14th, 2017. Please guys, don’t sleep on this story, because it has not received the hype it deserves. This is the first book in an own voices Muslim Fantasy...
  • 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 is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported. “The Magic Carpet” (detail), 1880, by Apollinary Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov © State Art Museum, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia/Bridgeman Art LibraryNahri, our Aladdin h...
  • Ben Alderson
    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me...but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see
  • Alex (Alex Can Read)
    5 starsI received an eARC of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for my review. This review was first posted to my blog at The City of Brass is S.A. Chakraborty’s absolutely spellbinding debut novel, an epic fantasy set in Cairo and the Middle East.I came across Chakraborty’s Twitter feed about a month ago and found her tweet-thread about just how much she nerded out over ancient Egyptian and Middle E...
  • Cody
    Where do I start with this book? Well you better prepare for some late nights because once I started this book I couldn’t stop, it took me a few days because this book is a tome but I finally finished at around 2am, completely mesmerized trying to let everything sink in.The City of Brass is about Nahri a trickster living in Cairo making money by preying on superstitious fools. Nahri has many abilities, there isn’t a language around that she c...
  • Sarah
    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of readers will enjoy this book. It might just be me.I really loved Nahri's character from the beginning. She's a thief and a con artist. She has a smart mouth and doe...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you.The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply rooted that I STILL don't know where I stand. I'm just. speechless at how brilliant and meticulous the world-building and the politics are. RTC !!
  • Nafiza
    Well that was glorious.
  • Hadeer
    Y'all.  READ THIS BOOK.  I'm gonna be recommending this to literally every single person I know because holy hell.I don't even know where to begin; I just finished this last night and I was an incoherent mess. I still am.  It's been such a long time since I've been so hooked by an epic fantasy.  More than hooked, it's been a while since I've felt so comfortable within a fantasy world.  Not that S.A. Chakraborty's world is all warm and fuzzy ...
  • Julie
    I have no words but y'all. THAT ENDING THOUGH.
  • Lexie
    All right kids sit your butts in a chair and get ready for this entirely vague but very enthusiastic preliminary review. (look the book doesn't come out til the Fall, we all must deal with that fact ok?) Oh but this is behind a spoiler cut almost entirely JUST IN CASE.(view spoiler)[Our Cast -Nahri: a clever, adaptable young woman (early 20s?) living in Cairo where we set the beginnings of our story. She makes her living reading tea leaves, creat...
  • Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    I crave death.
  • Kelsey
    Yaaaaasss! Easily the best book I've read this year. And this is the author's FIRST NOVEL?! Unbelievable. I suggest you all run to your local bookstores and pick this up on November 14th! I promise you'll not be disappointed! (But I also suggest that you don't begin until you have a good chunk of time to read, because this book will not leave your hands until you're finished.) Now begins my anguishing wait for the second book...
  • Jessie (Ageless Pages Reviews)
    4.5/5A rich, detailed, and engaging world that stumbles just a bit when it comes to the worldbuilding. Some clarity issues about history and supernatural nomenclature can make it hard to initially grasp the many sides developing in the central conflict. Still, that is my one small quibble amid a very solid and memorable fantasy debut. Looking forward to the continuation of the story with that gamechanger ending.
  • Kate
    This may be my favorite book of 2017 - watch for it in November!! I'm always on the watch for new fantasy series (especially trilogies!) with female leads. THE CITY OF BRASS not only delivers a strong female lead but also a wonderfully refreshing and exciting world. Daevabad is an excellent example of fantasy world-building done well; the city and its cultures are completely believable. Chakraborty draws heavily on Islamic mythology in this book,...
  • Ayah Assem
    Omg dhdhehdhdjejwkzjsbs!!! I need the sequel right now.......
  • Ceillie
    Well, shiiiit. Read my full review here!
  • Fatima Khan
    I AM SPEECHLESS AND IM TRYING REALLY HARD NOT TO BE CAUSE THIS BOOK DESERVES SO MANY WORDS 😍I don't even know where to start! I want to literally sing its praises from my bedroom window- which is where I've spent the last few minutes finishing up this awesome story. Without a doubt this is my favorite book and I will not have another favorite until it's sequel is published. I was lucky enough to snag an ARC from BookCon 2017 and it has been th...
  • Iryna Khymych
    I received a free e-copy of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Publisher!5/5 StarsI honestly wanted to cry after I finished this beautiful, amazing, incredible, outstanding and engrossing novel. I now have to wait at least a year for the next book and I honestly don’t know how I will be able to do this. I think I’ll re-read this book about 6 more times before the next one is out, or I am lucky enough to get an...
  • MsArdychan
    Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions of my review in any way.I have a confession to make: I didn't know much about this book when I requested it. I was solely attracted to it's lovely cover! But, to my utter delight, I found this book to be full of surprises. With a fun, self-reliant heroine, an intricate world based on Arabic mythology, and a won...
  • Kristen
    Thinking 4.5Really gorgeous book but it was a long book and slower read. Beautifully executed and I’m eager for the follow up!
  • Rachel Strolle
  • Maha Haggouch
    4.5 starsMIND. to come.
  • abbicus rex
    After flying through this, I will attempt to pull some cohesive thoughts together other that "IT WAS EXCELLENT". The basic structure of this story is familiar: girl in our world discovers a stranger, more magical world and is pulled into it. She discovers that she is connected to the larger workings of the new world - magically, politically, etc. BUT! Chakraborty does this all in a way that feels incredibly fresh. THE WORLDBUILDING! THE MAGIC! Ev...
  • Sharon
    After reading just the first few pages of this absorbing fantasy novel, readers will swear that the authors has magical powers of her own. The action, the characters, the mythology, the setting- every element of this tale shimmers off the page. Street smart con artist Nahri will steal you heart just like she eventually enchants Dara, the djinn that she accidentally summons. These reluctant partners must work together to escape foes from Dara's pa...
  • Erica (From Left To Write)
    Wow oh wow oh wow. Beautifully written and such a well thought out premise! As many of my book friends know, I struggled with this book when I first started reading it. I just couldn't connect with Nahri and some of the other characters but I definitely did by the end of the book, which means I'm giving Chakraborty a huge round of applause. This book had such a wonderful setting and an awesome politics heavy plot which I fell in love with. Can't ...
  • London Shah
    Just finished reading my arc. I absolutely loved every, single detail of this story. The writing is so beautiful, so detailed and authentic, and so much care has gone into the research of djinn––something I'm especially grateful and pleased about. Reading a muslim author's careful and authentic portrayal of djinn only highlights the massive problem with non-muslims portraying djinn in their stories. The MC is intriguing, you never really know...