The Desert Of Souls (Hardcover)
|Author: Howard Andrew Jones|
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|When a stranger begs the vizier of ninth-century Baghdad to protect a bejeweled tablet and is murdered before he can explain, the scholar Dabir pursues suspicions that the subsequently stolen tablet may unlock secrets to the lost city of Ubar. *Author: Jones, Howard Andrew *Publication Date: 2011/02/15 *Number of Pages: 309 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 6.50 *Height: 9.50|
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A thrilling, inventive cross between One Thousand and One Nights and Sherlock Holmes In 9th century Baghdad, a stranger pleads with the vizier to safeguard the bejeweled tablet he carries, but he is murdered before he can explain. Charged with solving the puzzle, the scholar Dabir soon realizes that the tablet may unlock secrets hidden within the lost city of Ubar, the Atlantis of the sands. When the tablet is stolen from his care, Dabir and Captain Asim are sent after it, and into a life and death chase through the ancient Middle East. Stopping the thievesa cunning Greek spy and a fire wizard of the Magirequires a desperate journey into the desert, but first Dabir and Asim must find the lost ruins of Ubar and contend with a mythic, sorcerous being that has traded wisdom for the souls of men since the dawn of time. Debut author Howard Jones breathes new life into the glittering tradition of sword-and-sorcery, combining the masterful fantasy of Robert E. Howard with the high-speed action of Bernard Cornwell.