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Howard Andrew Jones

Howard Andrew JonesHoward Andrew Jones teaches college English and is the managing editor of Black Gate magazine. He is the acknowledged expert on historical fiction writer Harold Lamb. He has also written a number of short stories featuring Dabir and Asim, which have appeared in a variety of publications over the last ten years. He lives in Indiana with his family. Here is Howard Andrew Jones’ website.

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The Desert of Souls: Fresh, fun, riveting debut

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The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones

PLOT SUMMARY: In 8th century Baghdad, a stranger pleads with the vizier to safeguard the door pull he carries, but is murdered before he can explain. Charged with solving the puzzle, the scholar Dabir soon realizes that the door pull may unlock secrets hidden within the lost city of Ubar, the Atlantis of the sands. When the door pull is stolen, 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 Magian who commands fire — 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 known as the Keeper of Secrets. Yet the greatest challenges that Dabir and Asim may have to overcome are choosing where their loyalties lie, resisting a forbidden love, and foll... Read More