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The Desert of Souls

(2011)
(The first book in the Dabir and Asim series)
A novel by

 
 
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

In 8th century Baghdad, the scholar Dabir realizes that a jeweled tablet may unlock secrets hidden within the lost city of Ubar, the Atlantis of the sands. But when the tablet is stolen by a cunning Greek spy and a fire wizard of the Magi, Dabir and Captain Asim go after it on the life-or-death adventure of a lifetime...

Genre: Fantasy
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Praise for this book

"A grand and wonderful adventure filled with exotic magic and colorful places - like a cross between Sinbad and Indiana Jones." - Kevin J Anderson

"The Desert of Souls is filled with adventure, magic, compelling characters and twists that are twisty. This is seriously cool stuff." - Steven Brust

"Highly recommended." - Glen Cook

"Howard Jones wields magic like a subtle blade and action like a mighty cleaver in his scimitars and sorcery tale, weaving together Arabian myth, history, and some honest-to-gosh surprises to create a unique story that you'll not soon forget." - Monte Cook

"An Arabian Nights adventure as written by Robert E Howard. It is exciting, inventive, and most of all fun." - David Drake

"A rousing tale of swords against sorcery. Howard Jones writes with wit and flair. His world is involving, authentic and skilfully evoked. The best fantasy novel I have read all year." - William King

"Like the genie of the lamp, Howard Jones has granted this reader's wish for a fresh, exciting take on the venerable genre of sword-and-sorcery!" - Richard A Knaak

"Howard Andrew Jones spins an exciting and suspenseful tale in his historical fantasy debut." - E E Knight

"A whirlwind tale of deserts, djinn and doors to other worlds, told in a voice perfectly pitched for the style and setting." - Nathan Long

"An entertaining and enjoyable journey into a world of djinns and magic far darker than expected, yet one that ends with hope, both for the characters... and that there will be yet another book." - L E Modesitt Jr


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Used availability for Howard Andrew Jones's The Desert of Souls

Hardback Editions

April 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Desert of Souls (The Chronicle of Sword and Sand)
Author(s): Howard Andrew Jones
ISBN: 1-78185-463-7 / 978-1-78185-463-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Desert of Souls
Author(s): Howard Andrew Jones
ISBN: 0-312-64674-7 / 978-0-312-64674-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Desert of Souls
Author(s): Howard Andrew Jones
ISBN: 1-78185-464-5 / 978-1-78185-464-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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December 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Desert Of Souls (The Chronicle of Sword and Sand)
Author(s): Howard Andrew Jones
ISBN: 1-78185-462-9 / 978-1-78185-462-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Desert of Souls
Author(s): Howard Andrew Jones
ISBN: 1-250-00199-4 / 978-1-250-00199-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Desert of Souls (Dabir & Asim)
Author(s): Howard Andrew Jones
ISBN: 1-5226-7191-9 / 978-1-5226-7191-6
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Desert of Souls: Dabir & Asim, Book 1
Author(s): Howard Andrew Jones
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


March 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Desert of Souls: Dabir & Asim, Book 1
Author(s): Howard Andrew Jones
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Desert of Souls: Dabir & Asim, Book 1
Author(s): Howard Andrew Jones
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Desert of Souls (The Chronicle of Sword and Sand Book 1)
Author(s): Howard Andrew Jones
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Desert of Souls
Author(s): Howard Andrew Jones
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA