Dabir & Asim

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

The Desert of Souls Publisher's Summary

The glittering tradition of sword-and-sorcery sweeps into the sands of ancient Arabia with the heart-stopping speed of a whirling dervish in this thrilling debut novel from new talent Howard Andrew Jones

In 8th-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 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. But against all these hazards there is one more that may be too great even for Dabir to overcome....

©2011 Howard Andrew Jones (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Desert of Souls

    • Dabir & Asim, Book 1
    • By: Howard Andrew Jones
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    In 8th-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.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Bones of the Old Ones

    • Dabir & Asim, Book 2
    • By: Howard Andrew Jones
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    Regular price: $24.95