Ok bare with me on this one since I don’t remember all the details. It was a series with a least five books, each book was told from the point of view of a different character with overlapping stories. Started out as a fairly generic low magic fantasy world then some high tech was introduced from nowhere in the third book or so. First book possibly involved a shipwrecked magicians apprentice character from what I remember. It wasn’t high fantasy, it was very pulpy and didn’t take itself too seriously. Fair bit of sex thrown in. The books all had a bit of a picaresque feel in that they were mostly a series of misadventures of characters caught up in events beyond their control. Second or third book focused on a very arabic influenced culture, caliphs and viziers etc
I don’t think it was a popular series so it might be out of print, but I’m 90 percent sure I didn’t just imagine it. Have looked through various lists of fantasy / science fantasy series and can’t find it.
Anyone have a clue?