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Head of Zeus
The Desert of Souls
06 Dec 2012 * EBOOK * £4.49 * 9781781854624

A whirling dervish of a fantasy novel, a rollicking swords and sorcery adventure, an intricately woven magic carpet ride inspired by the tales of One Thousand and One Nights.

Fiction / FM (Fantasy)
Extent: 400 pages
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The Desert of SoulsThe Chronicle of Sword and Sand, 1Howard Andrew Jones

Acclaimed fantasy debut introducing a ripsnorting swords and sorcery adventure, inspired by the tales of One Thousand and One Nights.

THE CHRONICLE OF SWORD & SAND: Baghdad, AD 790. Caliph Harun al-Rashid presides over the greatest metropolis on Earth, ruler of an empire stretches from China to Byzantium. His exploits will be recorded in Alf Layla or, as we know it, The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.

But The Thousand and One Nights are silent on the deeds and adventures that befell two of the Caliph's subjects: the renowned scholar Dabir ibn Kahlil, and his shield and right hand, Asim el Abbas. For their story, we must turn to the Chronicle of Sand and Sword...

THE DESERT OF SOULS: Amid the trackless sands of ancient Arabia, two companions – a swordsman and a scholar – search for the ruins of the lost city of Ubar. Before their quest is over, they will battle necromancers and animated corpses, they will confront a creature that has traded wisdom for the souls of men since the dawn of time and they will fight to save a city's soul.

 
Howard Andrew Jones was the managing editor of BLACK GATE magazine and still regularly blogs for their website. He is currently at work on the third Chronicle of Sword and Sand, which will be published by HoZ at the end of 2013.

'Suspenseful and charming.', Charlaine Harris

'Jones is a resurrector of classic sword-and-sorcery. Rich and brisk at the same time, just as it ought to be.', Scott Lynch

'A grand and wonderful adventure – a cross between Sinbad and Indiana Jones.' Kevin J. Anderson. ,

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