UK First Edition, First Printing. Exceedingly scarce editions of the first two novels of S A Chakraborty's epic saga - each a very limited edition of just 250 available. CITY OF BRASS: Discover this spellbinding debut from S.
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. THE KINGDOM OF COPPER: Return to Daevabad in the spellbinding sequel to THE CITY OF BRASS. Chakraborty continues the sweeping adventure begun in The City of Brass"the best adult fantasy Ive read since The Name of the Wind" (#1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir)conjuring a world where djinn summon flames with the snap of a finger and waters run deep with old magic; where blood can be dangerous as any spell, and a clever con artist from Cairo will alter the fate of a kingdom. Nahris life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabadand quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there. Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of the battle that saw Dara slain at Prince Alis hand, Nahri must forge a new path for herself, without the protection of the guardian who stole her heart or the counsel of the prince she considered a friend. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows shes been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her familyand one misstep will doom her tribe. Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the maridthe unpredictable water spiritshave gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried.
And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad's towering brass walls for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north. Its a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the citys gates. And one that seeks the aid of a warrior trapped between worlds, torn between a violent duty he can never escape and a peace he fears he will never deserve. Chakraborty The City of Brass & Kingdom of Copper SIGNED NUMBERED Ltd Ed" is in sale since Monday, July 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
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