Reviewer: Brian Douglass, Children's Librarian
A young con artist in Napoleonic Cairo named Nahri, who believes only in herself and her ability to survive, accidentally summons a Djinn while in the midst of a con. He tells her about Daevabad, a mythical city of the Djinn, a city with brass walls and populated by magical beings. However, Daevabad isn’t free from intrigues and other dangers, which Nahri discovers quickly. If you like books about palace intrigue or adventure and skullduggery, be sure to check this one out.