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The Adventures Of Amina Al-Sirafi – Yo Ho A Pirate’s Life For Meh

After a chaotic February, I too would like to hide away in retirement like our protagonist in Shannon Chakraborty‚Äôs The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi. But that is where our similarities end. Unlike Amina al-Sirafi, I am terrified of the open ocean, yet I decided to follow the storied captain safely from the comfort of my…

The City of Brass – An Interview With S. A. Chakraborty

With this impressive year of fantasy coming to a close, I find myself reflecting on all the great books I read this year and reaching out to authors to talk with them more about their impressive creations. One such author in particular is the lovely Shannon Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass, which I…

The City of Brass – Guess Who’s Coming To Djinner

We have been getting a lot of fantasy based on the desert and Arabian/Islamic lore recently and I dig it. I think djinn are pretty rad (they usually have fire for blood, which is awesome) and I will read every book that includes them I can get my hands on. The most recent entry into…