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Cairo, 1912: though Fatma el-Sha'arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she's certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer.
So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, Al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world 50 years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms, before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be Al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions. His dangerous magical abilities instigate unrest in the streets of Cairo that threaten to spill over onto the global stage.
Alongside her Ministry colleagues and a familiar person from her past, Agent Fatma must unravel the mystery behind this imposter to restore peace to the city - or face the possibility he could be exactly who he seems....
P. Djèlí Clark is the winner of the Nebula, Locus and Alex Awards and has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award.
"Clever, wickedly fun...with an excellent balance of humour and heart. I loved it." (S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass)
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- Kym Leach
Narrator not for me.
Going to preface my comment by acknowledging how subjective our enjoyment of any narrator is, but I struggled to finish this excellent book. The narration felt terribly overacted to me. It drowned out the story and the writing. I ended up switching to the ebook. YMMV :)
- R. Maines
This is rather wonderful, Fatima is a a great protagonist and her friends and new partner are lovable in their own way. The only slight downside is Fatima acting stupidly to stretch out the plot and not seeing things are should be obvious.
Narration was excellent.
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- Kindle Customer
Great alt world fantasy, smart suits and prose.
Refreshing setting, world really pulls you in. characters that stay with you. I look forward to hearing more from agent Fatima.
The perfect magical historical mystery
There is nothing about this story I would change. A beautifully realised world with engaging characters and a narrative that sweeps you along. My only disappointment is that there are not 10 more books set in this world for me to listen to immediately!