‘An extravagant feast of a book – spicy and bloody, dizzyingly magical, and still, somehow, utterly believable' Laini Taylor, Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author
Among the bustling markets of eighteenth century Cairo, the city's outcasts eke out a living swindling rich Ottoman nobles and foreign invaders alike.
But alongside this new world the old stories linger. Tales of djinn and spirits. Of cities hidden among the swirling sands of the desert, full of enchantment, desire and riches. Where magic pours down every street, hanging in the air like dust.
Many wish their lives could be filled with such wonder, but not Nahri. She knows the trades she uses to get by are just tricks and sleights of hand: there's nothing magical about them. She only wishes to one day leave Cairo, but as the saying goes…
Be careful what you wish for.
- Publication Date:
- 22 / 01 / 2018
- 153 x 221mm
Meticulous worldbuilding and beautiful Middle Eastern influences come together to create the vivavcious, living world in this stunning debut novel. With just the right amount of magic, political intrigue, and plot twists to keep you on the edge of your seat, this is a book you can't put down!
Perfect for fans of Renee Ahdieh and Tahereh Mafi. - Melanie (QBD)