The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday
Saad Z. Hossain
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A team-up for the ages: a disillusioned djinn and a Gurkha with a vendetta meet in a city where everyone seems to get exactly what they deserve thanks to an AI named Karma When the djinn king Melek Ahmar wakes up after millennia of imprisoned slumber, he finds a world vastly different from what he remembers. Arrogant and bombastic, he comes down the mountain expecting an easy conquest: the wealthy, spectacular city state of Kathmandu, ruled by the all-knowing, all-seeing tyrant AI Karma. To his surprise, he finds that Kathmandu is a cut-price paradise, where citizens want for nothing and even the dregs of society are distinctly unwilling to revolt. Everyone seems happy, except for the old Gurkha soldier Bhan Gurung. Knife saint, recidivist, and mass murderer, he is an exile from Kathmandu, pursuing a forty-year-old vendetta that leads to the very heart of Karma. Pushed and prodded by Gurung, Melek Ahmer finds himself in ever deeper conflicts, until they finally face off against Karma and her forces. In the upheaval that follows, old crimes will come to light and the city itself will be forced to change.
ISBN 9781250209115Category FictionSubcategory Science & Fantasy Fiction
Publisher Macmillan USImprint Published 24/11/2019
Format B FormatBinding PaperbackPage extent 168
Saad Z Hossain is the author of two novels, Escape from Baghdad! and Djinn... »