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The kingdom of copper / S.A. Chakraborty.

First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
Physical Description:
ix, 621 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
"The sequel to S. A. Chakraborty's brilliantly imagined fantasy The City of Brass, which #1 New York Times bestelling author Sabaa Tahir called "the best adult fantasy I've read since The Name of the Wind", in which a young con artist drawn into the kingdom of the djinn must navigate her way through their dangerous world of magic, court politics, and ever-shifting alliances"-- Provided by publisher.


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S. A. Chakraborty continues the sweeping adventure begun in The City of Brass--"the best adult fantasy I've 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.

Nahri's 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 Daevabad--and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.

Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she's been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family--and 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 marid--the unpredictable water spirits--have 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. It's a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the city's 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.

Author Notes

S. A. Chakraborty is an American speculative fiction writer, born and raised in New Jersey. She is a college graduate and currently lives in Queens, New York with her family. Beyond writing, she enjoys history, politics and Islamic art. She is the author of The Daevabad Trilogy. It includes her debut novel, The City of Brass, and the second book, The Kingdom of Copper. The third book in the trilogy will be The Empire of Gold.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Chakraborty plunges right back into the action set up in The City of Brass with uneasy alliances, bitter rivalry, and explosive secrets in this richly developed fantasy set in an alternate 18th-century Egypt. In the aftermath of a thwarted escape and ensuing battle, heartbroken series heroine Nahri weds the king's heir; Prince Ali, seen as a threat to the king, is exiled and flees into the desert ahead of assassins; and Nahri's mother, Manizheh, uses warrior Dara's ring to recall him into service. Five years pass and Nahri remains in Daevabad, trapped by a vicious king who's using the lives of her people to force her compliance. But Ali's return sets in motion a chain of events that pushes the kingdom to the brink of civil war and intersects with Manizheh's campaign to recapture the city. Nahri must decide whom to trust when, once again, she is surrounded by death and betrayal. Chakraborty raises the tension and the stakes with emotional dilemmas that bring out the best and worst in these conflicted characters. This intriguing fantasy series appears to be well on its way to an exciting conclusion. Agent: Jennifer Azantian, Azantian Literary. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.