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The Bones of the Old Ones (Dabir and Asim, Book 2)

Written by Howard Andrew Jones

Average Score: 90(1)

A thrilling, inventive follow-up to The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones, a "rare master of the storyteller's art" (Greenmanreview.com)

As a snowfall blankets 8th century Mosul, a Persian noblewoman arrives at the home of the scholar Dabir and his friend the swordsman Captain Asim. Najya has escaped from a dangerous cabal that has ensorcelled her to track down ancient magical tools of tremendous power, the bones of the old ones.

To stop the cabal and save Najya, Dabir and Asim venture into the worst winter in human memory, hunted by a shape-changing assassin. The stalwart Asim is drawn irresistibly toward the beautiful Persian even as Dabir realizes she may be far more dangerous a threat than anyone who pursues them, for her enchantment worsens with the winter. As their opposition grows, Dabir and Asim have no choice but to ally with their deadliest enemy, the treacherous Greek necromancer, Lydia. But even if they can trust one another long enough to escape their foes, it may be too late for Najya, whose soul is bound up with a vengeful spirit intent on sheathing the world in ice for a thousand years...

Book Details

Fantasy
Hardcover, 320 Pages
Published by Thomas Dunne Books on December 11, 2012
ISBN-10 0312646755
ISBN-13 978-0312646752

Reviews


SF Signal | Jaym Gates
Review Rating: 90
The Bones of the Old Ones is a damn good tale that not only pays homage to the masters, but sets its own print on the genre.
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