Thomas Dunne Books
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Featuring: Captain Asim; Dabir
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A thrilling, inventive cross between One Thousand and One
Nights and Sherlock Holmes In 8th century Baghdad, a
stranger pleads with the vizier to safeguard the bejeweled
tablet he carries, but he is murdered before he can
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 thieves—a cunning Greek
spy and a fire wizard of the Magi—requires 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.
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