Read The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) Online Free - 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 (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||528 pages|
November 14, 2017
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, 201...
January 06, 2018
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.
January 17, 2018
I feel like I’ve just been punched right in the gut by the last 50 or so pages and I am raging. RAGING!
How did everything just flip on my head without a single warning?? Bravo, because I did not see shit coming.
Review to come once I’ve stoped hyperventilating. 🤦♀
November 29, 2017
Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:
Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in others with a glance a...
August 15, 2017
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
December 21, 2017
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/...
Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touching them, she’...
October 30, 2017
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 wil...
November 23, 2017
*screeches until the end of time*
HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR
December 29, 2017
"They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed."
Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it’s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover that the entire ti...
January 05, 2018
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...