I want to let you know that i enjoyed the book very much and i am looking forward for the next installments in the trilogy. your work rekindled my love for arabian nights and reminded me of how much i loved those stories as a kid. I read your blog post about the middle eastern literature and added them to my to-read list. Do you also draw inspiration from any asian/indian literary classics?
Thank you! Not so much from the literary side as I'm far more steeped in Arabic and Persian works in that realm. But I definitely took some inspiration from Mughal history... especially its many warring princes!