The City of Brass
Set in 18th century Cairo, Nahri has no family and is on her own. She uses her mystical foresight and healing powers to con the wealthy. She isn't a believer in the powers she claims to have, until one day when she accidentally summons the djinn warrior, Dara. She and Dara set off on a journey to the ancient city of Daevabad to seek answers from the few magical survivors the government was not able eradicate. There she learns she is the daughter of a legendary healer, and the person you are is not all created by the environment, but by heredity as well.