The Hidden Prophet
Centuries ago, the fabled city of Ubār disappeared into the djinn-infested sands of the Rub' al-Khali desert. And now, in the year 570 of the Kristiyān Era, the magi priests of the Persian Empire have predicted the time and place that it will re-emerge.
What drives Almir and his companions to make the impossible journey from Ctesiphon to the living winds of the Empty Quarter? And what is the true purpose of the mighty Sayf dhu Yazan, whose army shadows them on a desperate mission to save his Arabayyān homeland from the tyranny of the Abyssinians?
The Hidden Prophet is a journey where everybody has a secret tale to tell – and deceit is the only thing that you can be certain of. In The Seven Prophets, Dirk Strasser has conjured an epic series where high fantasy merges magically with the exotica of the Arabian Nights.
Hedārz sensed they were coming for the thing he had stolen. There are many dangers to being a tomb thief, but sometimes you happen upon something that should never have been unburied. He clutched the thing to his chest as the karwan leader urged the camels into a closed circle to defy the djinn. Hedārz knew that the karwan would have little chance of surviving the attack. His fellow travellers were farmers with wives and children, Himyari refugees making their way north to the great Persian Empire. Few had skills with longblades or qalachūrs, and Himyar had long ago lost the arts of fighting djinn.