Happy to have you over! I can't wait to finish the trilogy so I can bug you for all the fandom groups I need to join. :D
PS: I am starting to LOVE Alizayd too. The djinn-marid-ifrit mentions are reminding me of another amazing fantasy series I had read: The Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud (please tell me you've read it so we can fangirl together! :D). There is mention of Suleiman in a similar role there too, although he is called Solomon in Stroud's world.
Anyway, I am listening to the audiobook of COB. I am pretty sure I messed up the spellings. Hope you don't mind. :)