Book Title: 24 Bones
Publisher: Non Sequitur Press
Release: February 14, 2013
Every five hundred years the phoenix dies.
Samiya, born-into-shadow, is soon to battle her born-into-light brother. Abandoned by their parents, neither wishes to play the preordained role of beast and hero. When their loved ones are taken hostage, they are forced to follow the path laid out in myth, culminating in a battle first fought six thousand years ago in ancient Cairo. A mythic clash where one defeats the other and both become gods.
To break free from their fates, Samiya and her brother must unravel a mystery twisted by cults, greed, and magic. But myth is a powerful force and failure to live up to it may not only destroy their lives but the lives of the ones they love most.
When the phoenix dies, the only certainty is flames.
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After crewing ships in the Antarctic and the Baltic Sea and some fun in venture capital, Michael anchored himself (happily) to a marriage and a boatload of kids. Now he injects his adventurous spirit into his writing with brief respites for research into the jungles of Sumatra and Guatemala, the ruins of Egypt and Tik’al, paddling the Zambezi and diving whatever cave or ocean reef will have him. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and SF Canada, and the author of the Assured Destruction series, 24 Bones, The Sand Dragon, Hurakan, Ruination and several award winning graphic novels for young adults.
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First off, I love that cover!
About the story. I was pretty excited when I saw this book was based on Egyptian Mythology. It started out well, loved the beginning, even liked Samiya's character. As the events unfolded, I got lost somewhere along the way, and I couldn't really keep up with the many characters. I really enjoyed the Egyptian Mythology and Christian religion, and was drawn into the world the author created, along with the fantastic vivid descriptions.
If you enjoy urban fantasy, I recommend this book.
My rating: 4 stars
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