Alex Award-winning author P. Djèlí Clark, A Dead Djinn in Cairo is a Tor.com original historcal fantasy set in an alternate early twentieth century infused with the otherworldly.
Egypt, 1912. In Cairo, the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities investigate disturbances between the mortal and the (possibly) divine.
What starts off as an odd suicide case for Special Investigator Fatma el-Sha’arawi leads her through the city’s underbelly as she encounters rampaging ghouls, saucy assassins, clockwork angels, and a plot that could unravel time itself.
- ISBN10 0765389444
- ISBN13 9780765389442
- Publish Date 18 May 2016
- Publish Status Active
- Imprint Tor Books
- Format eBook
- Pages 45
- Language English
If you enjoy alternate history with a steampunk flair and an intriguing amount of fantastical creatures, definitely check it out.
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Original review, January 2020:
More great world-building, but sue me, I like Hamed and Onsi more as protagonists— can’t beat comical and hapless. Fatma is great, though, and I’m still subscribing to anything set in this universe.