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As many other reviewers have already somewhat detailed the storyline, suffice it to say it relates the adventures of a scholar and the captain of the guard of a member in the government of Caliph Haroun al-Rashid as they go in search of a powerful magical tablet.
I very much enjoyed this novel. It's author's style pays homage to Robert E. Howard yet rises above mere pulp. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DBT
Good story and great setting. I wanted to learn more about the mid east for a rpg and this book fit the billPublished 4 months ago by Peter Wilbur
Original and well-written, it evokes the 1001 Nights romances it is intended to emulate. Dabir and Asim are wonderfully real and sympathetic characters. Read morePublished 5 months ago by C. Dexter Moses
The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones was a random bookstore purchase. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sneaky Burrito
I started this one with a certain amount of wariness. It's a new series, and everyone is raving about it. But I have been there before and been disappointed. Read morePublished 14 months ago by ccjune
I liked this book. I will read the next book in this series. It's refreshing that the main characters were able to be heroic without being superpowerful.Published 16 months ago by Alex
This is a very pleasant, engaging novel of the collaboration of Asim, Captain of the Guard, and Dabir, the scholar in a legendarium in the time of the famous Caliph, Haroun... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Zeyd Ali Merenkov MD
Sword and sorcery meets Arabian Nights in this book. A vizier's son Jafar grieves death of his favorite parrot, so the Captain of his guard Asim (the tale is told from his POV)... Read morePublished 18 months ago by johnc57
"I have seldom met a man who so feared taking up a pen." - So speaks a fortune teller to the hero Asim in "The Desert of Souls". If Howard A. Read morePublished 19 months ago by S E Lindberg