A Master of Djinn

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Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns to his popular alternate Cairo universe for his fantasy novel debut, A Master of Djinn

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 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....

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    A Master of Djinn Reviews

  • chai ?

    This book is so blisteringly good. P. Djèlí Clark reimagines history with vivacity, ingenuity, and pure damn style in his alternate early 20th c. Egypt that has forcibly sloughed off the British col...

  • carol.

    P. Djèlí Clark is one of those authors that’s on my ‘to watch’ list. You might even say I’m a fan. I’ve read through most of his short stories and purchased most of his novellas, something...

  • S.A. Chakraborty

    Loved it! Wicked and sharp and wry, it's a fun mystery set in an alternative steampunk Cairo I could read an entire series about. Fatma and Hadia are my new favorite "grumpy mentor/wide-eyed rookie" p...

  • Rebecca Roanhorse

    A delightful whodunnit full of sly commentary and a wonderfully lived-in steampunk Cairo. The story has the familiar trappings -- a mysterious supernatural murder, a detective to solve it, a rookie pa...

  • Bradley

    Returning to the world of pre-WWI Cairo, Egypt, where Djinn coexist with humans, where there are old Egyptian gods (or at least their followers with a touch of the divine within them), and a host of w...

  • Richard Derus

    Enjoyable author interview at BookPage!There are really terrific lines. There are Zack-Snyder-meets-Michael-Bay battle scenes. There is a majgicqk system that is more fun than three dozen djinn in a j...

  • Mara

    Man do I love this world!! P Djeli Clark is such a master of evoking a world and a *vibe* that creates such a vivid picture in my head. While I do think that this does have some bumps in the road in t...

  • Juliana (Midnight Book Blog)

    Once again, P. Djèlí Clark weaves an absolutely stunning fantasy world. Plot: Seriously, this world is so enchanting. It’s one of those books where the setting kind of becomes the plot because eve...

  • K.J. Charles

    I was really looking forward to this as the world is genius and I adored the short stories, but the full novel didn't quite click for me. Perhaps because it's a mix of mystery and fantasy thriller, an...

  • Lady H

    well, gang, i've found my favorite book of the year ...