Dabir and Asim in England

Prehistoric Groundhog

Whew! What a busy January that was.

I’m hoping February will be a little more… forgiving.

I’m just about to head out and look for groundhogs this morning, but I wanted to share something I thought was pretty cool. Head of Zeus, my British publisher, is putting finishing touches on their 2013 catalog, and I absolutely love their write-up of The Chronicles of Sword & Sand (aka the adventures of Dabir and Asim) so I thought I’d reproduce it here for your viewing pleasure.

Baghdad, AD 790: Caliph Harun al-Rashid presides over the greatest metropolis on Earth, ruler of an empire that stretches from China to Byzantium. His exploits will be recorded in Alf Layla or, as we know it, The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.

However, The Thousand and One Nights are silent on the deeds and adventures that befell two of the Caliph’s subjects: the renowned scholar Dabir ibn Kahlil, and his shield and right hand, Asim el Abbas. For their story, we must turn to The Chronicles of Sword and Sand…

The Chronicles tell of necromancers and the walking dead, of djinn and demi-gods, of vengeful spirits and ancient magi and the unbreakable bond of friendship between the two men who faced them all.

The Desert of Souls is being released in England in April, and The Bones of the Old Ones comes out in August, with stories from The Waters of Eternity being released in October. Head of Zeus can be found here.