I love a book about djinns, genies and mercenaries, so this was the perfect book for me!
Kahlaran hasn’t had a djinn in decades. At least none that they know of.
Zaira has so far successfully avoided being found out as a wind spirit, steering clear of trouble and living the life of an ordinary human. Her luck finally runs out when she meets one of her own kind: a water djinn somehow hell-bent on evicting her for a murder she didn’t commit. Without her past djinn powers and the whole city against her, the odds of a happy ending are quite slim.
Luckily, she’s not alone. Forming a hasty alliance with a fellow scapegoat and hot-headed mercenary Ezair, the pair has to navigate through the slums and shady brothels of the city, fighting guards, ghouls, magicians, and occasionally each other. But can they really overcome an enemy capable of peeking through every puddle, cup, and teardrop?
Shackles of the Storm is a great fantasy book. The characters are so well-written, and the descriptions of each place are so lifelike, I could imagine I was right there. I think I’d love to live in the tent city the most!
Zaira is a wind djinn, living life as an ordinary human having been banished to earth. She ends up involved in a criminal investigation led by a water djinn who is hell-bent on world power and domination.
Along with her newfound friends, Zaira must try and fight their way out of almost certain death and find justice for those closes to them.
A book full of twists and turns, with wonderful characters and locations.
🌪🌪🌪🌪 Out of five