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A Master of Djinn
A Master of Djinn | P. Djeli Clark
Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djl Clark returns to his popular alternate Cairo universe for his fantasy novel debut, A Master of Djinn Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Shaarawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, shes 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 fifty 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 her clever girlfriend Siti, 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... A Master of Djinn is poised to launch P. Djl Clarks SFF career to new heights as the highly-anticipated debut readers are clamoring for. Novellas by P. Djl Clark The Black God's Drums The Haunting of Tram Car 015 Ring Shout At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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MariaW
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Being third one in the series, I liked the full novel length. The first two ones seemed short in a very unsatisfactory way - the reader longing for more. I did not see some of the twist coming, but the ultimate and last one was clear to me already at the middle of the book. But Djèli Clark writes in a perfect way keeping the reader on a leash. ???

Jess_Read_This This sounds terrific! I haven‘t heard of this author or series before. And getting praise from Chakraborty on the cover immediately caught my attention. Thank you for sharing! Adding it to my TBR now. ☺️ 3w
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MariaW
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Before God, our blood means nothing. Virtue is in deeds, not the skin.

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julesG
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My #12Booksof2021 pick for May is this steam-punkish, alternate history, Urban Fantasy set in Cairo - where djinn are part of every day life and badass female detectives rock.

@Andrew65

@Crazeedi @Lizpixie

Ruthiella I‘m hoping to read this next year. I really loved the short story and novella in this world that I read earlier this year! 3w
Andrew65 Looks good. 3w
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galueth28
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I really enjoyed this one. Fun characters, nice worldbuilding and interesting setting.

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HeyT
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#BookReport
Managed to finish two books again this week so I‘m feeling good. Master of Djinn was excellent so I‘m glad my book club chose it.

#WeeklyForecast
Now that my book club picks for the month are done it‘s back to the BookSpin grind. I may end up bailing on the fairytales though.

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HeyT
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I really enjoyed this but I think even though it‘s the first full length novel in this world you need to read the two previous short works to get the full scope of the story. I love this world if djinn and supernatural entities with a steampunk flair. I also really liked Fatma and her unique perspective.

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ozma.of.oz
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I‘m so glad to have this back, and I cannot wait to sit and look through everybody‘s comments! Thank you for a wonderful experience and introducing me to some new authors! ❤️ #LMPBC #GroupL #Round12

Ruthiella I just read the short story and novella that preceded this title and am really looking forward to getting to the novel. I love the world Clark has created! ❤️ 2mo
kellyann28 Thank you for sharing this one! ❤ 2mo
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HeyT
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#BookReport
I managed to finish not one but two things this week so I'm very pleased. After my slumpish reading lately this was so good. I also really enjoyed both books I read this week.

#WeeklyForecast
My goal this week is to finish Neverending Story and Master of Djinn. I also want to get at least another 25 pages into Fairy Tales as well.

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galueth28
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Isn't it nice when a book just springs an amazing library on you? ☺😍

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galueth28
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Since I'm on vacation next week, I'm going to try and finish all my current reads and maybe get started on my #bookspin.

#novelnovember @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great, good luck 😊👍 2mo
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BookishBelle
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Just finished this snuggled on my couch. It‘s a soft pick for me as it was a difficult read but I enjoyed its spirit and I did want to finish the story. This is my last #LMPBC book for the last round. I‘m late finishing it but it will be headed back to you, @ozma.of.oz soon! @kellyann28 @Endowarrior21

ozma.of.oz Yay! I‘m glad you liked it. I hadn‘t known how many short stories in this universe were published before the novel when I picked it. 😅 2mo
BookishBelle Yes, I think reading those first would have made it easier. I‘m glad I read it through. Such a good story! 😊 @ozma.of.oz (edited) 2mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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I love this world of steampunk and djinn magic set in an alternate Cairo in the early 1910s. This first full length novel is not quite as effective as the novellas, but it's still a fun, worthwhile read. Fun nods to Peter Pan and Lord of the Rings in its inspiration.

Ruthiella I just read the short story and novella. Looking forward to the novel. I love the world Clark has created, so if I get enough of that in the novel, I think I‘ll be satisfied. 🤞 3mo
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BookishBelle
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Archibald James Portendorf disliked stairs.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

julesG Knew exactly which book you're quoting from before I checked the title. 😁😁😁 3mo
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RainyDayReading
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This a new favorite!! I love the world, the characters, the way the story is woven together, it‘s all great. I also appreciated the little Easter eggs throughout for those that have read the preceding short stories and novella. Alternate history 1920s Cairo with steampunk elements and djinn. Throw in a murder and a loveable cast of characters and you‘ve got this book. Moves fairly quickly and I can‘t wait for more in this world!

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Endowarrior21
A Master of Djinn | P. Djeli Clark

@BookishBelle for some strange reason the book was shipped back to me so I will be sending back out tomorrow to you so sorry for the delay. #LMPBC #ROUND12 #GROUPL

BookishBelle Weird. Okay. Looking forward to reading it! 3mo
Endowarrior21 @BookishBelle My post office has been really off lately with all their new hires I think they read the label wrong seeing your package was the third one this week to come back too me. 3mo
BookishBelle Oh wow! Yeah, they might want to do a little more training! 😳 3mo
BookishBelle I got it today! 👍🏻🎉 3mo
Endowarrior21 @BookishBelle yay I hope you enjoy I am almost done with your pick so far I am liking it. 3mo
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Lindy
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A long and entertaining #audiobook set in an alternate history 1912 Cairo and featuring a wonderful main character: Fatma. She is a lesbian who favours dandy men‘s suits and works for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities. Pure fun. Narrator Suehyla El-Attar manages the many different characters‘ voices with aplomb. #LGBTQ

AkashaVampie This sounds great! Gunna stack it. 4mo
Lindy @AkashaVampie 😊👍 4mo
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Lindy
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Finished the jacket I was sewing as part of an online course; almost finished the tagged audiobook. #audiocrafting

Chelsea.Poole Lovely!! 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence Wow, that‘s quite the undertaking! Right in time for cooler weather! 4mo
Lcsmcat I love it! 4mo
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wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! 💙 4mo
marleed Beautiful! 4mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! 4mo
batsy Looks very nice. Love the fabric! 🐘 4mo
Lindy @LiteraryinLawrence One of the things I enjoy about sewing is solving puzzles. Turning this thrifted piece of fabric into a jacket was fun, and it‘s surprisingly cosy. 4mo
Lindy @Lcsmcat @wanderinglynn @marleed @LeahBergen @batsy Thanks, friends. I chanced upon a yard sale while out for a walk and found this bargain textile that was woven in Thailand. It was fun figuring out how to make it into a jacket. 4mo
Palimpsest Beautiful! 4mo
Lindy @Palimpsest Thanks ☺️ 4mo
kspenmoll It‘s gorgeous! 4mo
Lindy @kspenmoll Thank you! 4mo
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Endowarrior21
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Unfortunately I could not get through page 20 in this book. I truly tried but it just didn't work. @kellyann28 @BookishBelle @ozma.of.oz #LMPBC #GroupL #Round12 this will be going in the mail by Saturday @BookishBelle

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Lindy
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Lcsmcat What beautiful fabric! What are you making? 4mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful picture 💫 4mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts thanks! 4mo
Lindy @Lcsmcat A jacket assignment for my online sewing course; I‘ve finished it so I will tag you in the results photo 4mo
Lcsmcat @Lindy I can‘t wait to see it! 4mo
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Lindy
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#audiowalking … taking in the fall colours

Nute Wow! 4mo
SamAnne Beautiful. 4mo
Cathythoughts I love this time of year ❤️ 4mo
Lindy @Nute @SamAnne @Cathythoughts The leaves are late in turning this year because it wasn‘t getting as cold at night as it usually does. Half of the trees are still green. 4mo
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Angitron
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I‘ve loved pretty much every novella Clark has written, so it was interesting to see what he would do with a full-length novel. I was just a tiny smidge shy of adoring this (nothing I could put my finger on, but I realized I wasn‘t reading it as quickly as I do when I absolutely love something), but still enjoyed it a lot and thought it was a ton of fun. His world building is 💯 and he gets an extra thumbs up for strong, female characters!

SamAnne It‘s on my list. Loved Ring Shout. 4mo
Angitron @SamAnne Did you read The Haunting of Tram Car 015? This one takes place in the same universe! 4mo
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Angeles
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The book is wonderful and the narrator is just great. I will have withdrawal from this world after this book because I have read already the other short novellas in this universe. If you want a real treat and to see if you are likely to like this book the LeVar Burton reads podcast has Levar read a short story in this universe called the angel of the Angel of Khan El-Khalili. I love that podcast as well so thumbs up for LeVar Burton too!!!

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OneMoreChapterISwear
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This is not your grandfather's Cairo BUT is it ours? I don't think so. I listened to the previous novella & loved it! I tried listening to this book & even though the narrator is the same I just couldn't get into the story. I didn't care about what was happening or for the characters, a travesty! One that's hard to overlook & power through. This is a DNF at ~ 50%. I tried over & over to psych myself up to go back to it but ultimately I failed.

majkia I'm over the whole need to finish books that aren't working for me. Pearl Rule lives! 5mo
OneMoreChapterISwear @majkia yes!!!! The Pearl Rule is golden!! The older I get the less Me time I have and I treasure it so much more these days. That and I now weigh my need to (masochistically) see a book through with the worth of my time and pleasure and have come to value the latter more. 5mo
SamAnne I loved Ring Shout but have had a harder time getting into the Djinn books. 5mo
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OneMoreChapterISwear @SamAnne Ring Shout is near the top of my TBR pile but I thought I'd try this series first... happy you said something because I was going to bury Ring Shout after trying (and failing) to vibe with this Djinn series. 5mo
SamAnne @OneMoreChapter Ring Shout is so good! One of my best reads of the year. 5mo
SamAnne @OneMoreChapterISwear it‘s as if Zora Neale Hurston wrote a horror novella. 5mo
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llwheeler
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Me: hmm with this month's bookspins added, my owned-tbr "must read/read soon" pile is a bit intimidating. I'll focus on owned books this month!

Libby: yeah, totally. good idea. oooor...

Me: *hits borrow so fast*

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CaitlinR
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Set in Cairo (1912). A being, claiming to be the legendary Djinn master al-Jahiz, immolates the members of a secret brotherhood devoted to his honor. Fatima el-Sha‘arwi, an Inspector in the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, & Supernational Entities investigates. She is assisted by her new partner, her lover (part-Djinn) among others. Great super-beings, lots of steampunk details. Very well written; otherwise it would be silly. I loved it!

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Endowarrior21
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@kellyann28 this arrived to me today I can't wait to read it. @BookishBelle @ozma.of.oz #LMPBC #GroupL #Round12

ozma.of.oz I can‘t wait to see what you think! 5mo
kellyann28 Woo hoo! Hope you enjoy it 🎉 5mo
BookishBelle Yay! I‘m excited to read that one too! 5mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I really needed to be able to revisit this list, so here it is shared with my Litsy fam ❤️ @Laughterhp @wanderinglynn @Avanders it made me think of all of you!!!

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/18/1027159166/best-books-science-fiction-fantasy-pas...

Avanders Ooooh fun, thanks for sharing!! 😄🤓😘 5mo
Laughterhp Hmm this is an interesting list! A lot of books I‘ve read or heard of. And a bunch I‘ve never heard of and definitely adding to my TBR! 5mo
wanderinglynn My TBR just got a bit longer 😆📚 5mo
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Ruthiella This is a great list! I‘ve read a few but there are many more I want to try. 5mo
NikkiM5 Neil Gaiman shared this list on Twitter. 👍🏾I added two TBR from this list and I highly recommend Piranesi. 5mo
Chrissyreadit @NikkiM5 I love that this list was diverse- even in taste- the few books I had read on it were very different in scope and style from each other. If Piranesi is not already on my TBR I will add it. 5mo
Chrissyreadit @Ruthiella @wanderinglynn @Laughterhp @Avanders it‘s lists like this that make me most aware of how out of control my TBR is, but I guess a tame TBR would be no fun. 5mo
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kellyann28
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This was so-so for me, possibly because it's book 3 in the story's world but new to me. I did love Fatma and Siti's relationship and all the different types of Djinn living with humans! I'll be sending this along next week
#LMPBC @ozma.of.oz @Endowarrior21 @BookishBelle

ozma.of.oz Yeah, Fatma was my favorite part. 😁 If you‘re interested in getting a little more of the world, LeVar Burton read one of the short stories for his podcast in July. https://www.stitcher.com/show/levar-burton-reads/episode/the-angel-of-khan-el-kh... 5mo
kellyann28 @ozma.of.oz That is cool! I'll check it out! 5mo
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EchoCharlie
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My library book is available!

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kellyann28
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A Master of Djin arrived today! 💜 #lmpbc @ozma.of.oz @Endowarrior21 @BookishBelle

ozma.of.oz Woohoo! 🎉 6mo
BookishBelle Yay!! 6mo
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MariaW
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Next read - the third one of the series. It has more than 300 pages - more than the first two combined. 🤗🤗🤗 I am really looking forward to read it.

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ozma.of.oz
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@kellyann28 I‘ve mailed it out from a cute little post office in North Dakota! The tracking number is 9505 5066 5286 1207 1428 59 , it should be there by July 30th!

kellyann28 Thank you! 6mo
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Angeles
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There is a full novel in the same world as the a dead Djinn in Cairo! It had a bit of a wait for the audiobook in my library, but I just got it and I can tell one chapter in that I am going to enjoy this😄

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ozma.of.oz
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The murder of an entire secret brotherhood dedicated to a lost Egyptian mystic puts Agent Fatma on the trail of a villain she consistently underestimates.

I had only read Tram Car before, so I missed a couple references, but boy did I have fun with this! Expansive world building, steampunk + fantasy, thrilling mystery.

And a wlw main romance that developed at the same time as the mystery with just enough drama to make me invested. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

ozma.of.oz @kellyann28 I‘ll be dropping this in the mail tomorrow or Sunday for #LMPBC , #GroupL ! (edited) 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 6mo
kellyann28 @ozma.of.oz Thanks! I'm excited to get it! 💜 6mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Going on a road trip! Lots of reading to be done! Hopefully. 😂

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ozma.of.oz
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Starting my #LMPBC book this afternoon! #GroupL

Soubhiville Yay! I loved this book. 😊 6mo
MariaW 😊 This one is next on my TBR after reading (edited) 6mo
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Jari-chan
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Just like Martha Wells, Djeli Clark can do the full-size book as well. To those unknown to the series it might be a little confusing, that the third published book is volume 1 on the series 😁
I really celebrated this book. I love the setting, the characters, the diversity, the fantasy, the steampunk, the history, the ideas, the creativity... I just can't stop. I guess, you all know what I mean.

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Addison_Reads
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#LittenListen @aperfectmjk

I was completely swept up into this futuristic/steampunk world. 💚💚💚

Not only were the world building and the characters excellent, the murder mystery storyline was a great method for bringing in magic and djinn.

The story never lost its momentum and the ending was very fitting. I'd love for Clark to revisit this world again in another book.

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"? ???? ???? ??? ????. ? ???? ???? ??? ??????????. ??? ???? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ?????."⁣

A mix of science fiction, fantasy, & mystery. When someone unexplainably murders the members of a secret brotherhood, Fatma is called in to figure out who the murderer is. Fatma works for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, & Supernatural Entities in an alternate history Cairo.

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bell7
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A group of men are murdered by a man calling himself al-Jahiz, a notorious sorcerer who let djinn into Cairo. Fatma works for the agency that deals with this kind of supernatural event, determined to bring the imposter to justice. A fantastical steampunk 1912 Cairo is fully realized, and the characters of Fatma, her lover, Siri, her unwanted partner, Hadia, and other side characters are fabulous. Start with the short story A Dead Djinn in Cairo

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Soubhiville
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This is an action packed sci-fi follow up to P Djeli Clark‘s two Djinn short story/novellas. It‘s got angels, Djinn, a goblin, secret societies, and some really good detective work by ministry officials. The last big fight scene was pretty epic!

#LittenListen- 16 hours

kyraleseberg So excited for this!! I'm begging my library to purchase a copy but I'll probably break my book buying ban for this one 😍 7mo
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Ellen_C
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Love this series! Agent Fatma is back, as is steampunk Cairo, where djinn and magical entities abound. A wealthy English magnate and his brotherhood are incinerated by a man claiming to be the mystic Al-Jazir, who has mastery of djinn. Who is he really?? Fatma must learn to work with a partner and rely on her sources to figure it out. https://cannonballread.com/2021/06/a-master-of-djinn-elcicco/

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Soubhiville
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#curiouscovers #littenlisten

I‘ll definitely be digging into this much anticipated novel when I get home from my mini-vacation. I love this cover too, all sepia and gray tones with that little splash of blue and purple at the top. This is going to be really good!

#autobuyauthor

BennettBookworm This looks awesome! At all in the same realm as Golem and the Jinni? 7mo
Eggs Cover Love 💙📚☑️💜 7mo
Soubhiville @BennettBookworm No that‘s a different author. Clark‘s others in this universe are 7mo
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BennettBookworm Cool! Yeah I knew it was definitely another author but wasn‘t sure if it was similar vibes. I‘ll have to check those out! 7mo
LibrarianRyan I just bought this last week. I have to say it was the cover that had me hooked.
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Branwen
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A beautiful Saturday at the park! 💕📚🌿 Happy weekend!

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julesG
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This gem of a book was published a few days ago.

Full review: https://scepticalreading.com/2021/05/djinn-steampunk/

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deirdrebeecher
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I adore this world, alt Magical Steampunk Cairo is chefs kiss. My SFF side was incredibly happy with this book. My mystery reading side guessed an important plot point. *Damn you brain* Which meant I had a couple of significant bumps. But it was not a deal-breaker. Do read the two short Cairo novellas before this book.4 stars out of 5

bethanysea I also predicted the plot point I suspect you‘re referring to, but the book was so wonderful it didn‘t even bother me. 6mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Seems right... 🤔

Soubhiville ❤️ yep! 8mo
RaeAragorn When in doubt, go to the library 8mo
SamAnne Oh can‘t wait to read this one. 8mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @SamAnne it was supposed to be my 'side book' but today it became my 'main book.' 😅 8mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Hello you gorgeous thing! ❤️❤️

#BookMail

KathyWheeler It is pretty, isn‘t it. ❤️ 8mo
Soubhiville I got my copy today too ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
LibrarianRyan I just bought that too 8mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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A queer, alt-history, steampunk, mystery, set in Cairo?

Ummm...yes please.

Spent the better part of this afternoon with this one and I am obsessed! 🥰

LibrarianRyan Ohhhhh. Good. I have been interested in this book. 8mo
Bianca This one's on my tbr. Glad to hear you're enjoying it! 8mo
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KathyWheeler
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Y‘all may have noticed that I love this author and this came in today! His novel set in the same world as Dead Djinn in Cairo. ❤️