Starts in Cairo and continues into the desert into a world of Devas and Djinn and other creatures that are part of mythology I don't get exposed to that often this is a tale of a girl who is getting by in the slums using her wits finding that she has power and then that this power has a price. It's quite complex and has a different society but still there are castes and politics and complex things going on. She may be the last with her talents and that makes her valuable, particularly to those who would exploit her.
It took me a while to get into this one and then I was off. It was interesting and I'm curious about what's going to happen next.
Read as part of the Hugo Award Ballot.