Monday, May 10, 2021

A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe #1) by P. Djèlí Clark: Review

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark is an interesting murder mystery set in a vividly descriptive steampunk world. Fatma is a main character that I really enjoyed even when she seemed a little slow on figuring things out. The murder plot was good and the magic and myths that are woven in added a lot to the atmosphere. The pacing is slower than I expected but that could be because I had just come off of reading the novellas in this world right before picking this one up. I enjoy this world that Clark has created so much and I'm looking forward to the next installment.

Happy reading y'all!

***I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.***

A Master of Djinn releases tomorrow May 11th. 

Summary via Goodreads

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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