Of Rust and Gold (Book 1, The Saint of the Sun)

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Of Rust and Gold (Book 1, The Saint of the Sun)

Of Rust and Gold (Book 1, The Saint of the Sun) is a fantasy romance novel by S.A. Chakraborty. It is set in a world where djinn are enslaved by humans, and magical power is highly prized.

The story follows Nahri, a young woman who has always felt different. She has strange powers, and she sees visions of a world that she doesn’t recognize. One day, Nahri is discovered by a mysterious man named Ali. Ali tells Nahri that she is a shafit, a descendant of djinn, and that she is in danger.

Nahri agrees to travel with Ali to the city of Daevabad, the capital of the djinn empire. In Daevabad, Nahri must learn to navigate the complex politics of the djinn court and to control her powerful magic. She must also deal with the fact that she is the heir to a powerful djinn family, and that many people want to see her dead.

Nahri also meets Dara, the Crown Prince of Daevabad. Dara is a kind and compassionate man, and he is drawn to Nahri’s strength and spirit. Nahri and Dara begin to develop feelings for each other, but their love is forbidden. Dara is already engaged to be married, and Nahri’s shafit status makes her an outcast in the djinn court.

Despite the challenges, Nahri is determined to survive and to find her place in the world. She is a strong and resourceful young woman, and she is willing to fight for what she believes in.


Of Rust and Gold is a beautifully written and exciting novel. It is a story about love, loss, and redemption. It is a story about a young woman who discovers her true identity and her place in the world.

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