24 Bones by Michael F. Stewart

By Michael F. Stewart

Each years the phoenix dies.

Samiya, born-into-shadow, is quickly to conflict her born-into-light brother. deserted by means of their mom and dad, neither needs to play the preordained function of beast and hero. while their household are taken hostage, they're pressured to keep on with the trail specified by fable, culminating in a conflict first fought six thousand years in the past in old Cairo. A mythic conflict the place one defeats the opposite and either develop into gods.

To become independent from from their fates, Samiya and her brother needs to get to the bottom of a secret twisted through cults, greed, and magic. yet delusion is a robust strength and failure to reside as much as it can not just break their lives however the lives of those they love most.

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