24 Bones

24 Bones

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by Michael F Stewart
     
 

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. They 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.

Overview

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. They 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044334793
Publisher:
Michael F Stewart
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
405,268
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Michael sees writing as a brilliant excuse to tramp across the world, and it has taken him abroad as a leader of Antarctic expeditions, crew of a tug boat on the Baltic Sea, paddling the Zambezi River, climbing in Sumatra, spelunking in Belize and, of course, singing inside the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid while lying in its rose-colored sarcophagus.Travel and a fascination with reading and religion spawned 24 Bones, which draws from Egyptian myth and is influenced by Jungian and Gnostic themes. Re-released in 2013.His second novel, a 2011 Epic Award Finalist, is closer to home but a setting no less exotic, the Alberta Tar Sands. A horror about a revenant prehistoric vampire titled THE SAND DRAGON.In 2012, HURAKAN launched: a Mayan themed thriller which pits the Maya against the MS-13 with a New York family stuck in the middle.In addition, a full length graphic novel THE TERMINALS is in production and has already been optioned for film and television.His four YA graphic novels for the Texty Award winning Boldprint series are published by Oxford University Press Canada.He's very excited to be publishing the Assured Destruction Series in 2013.In addition to his writing career, Michael is a four time world champion dragon boat athlete, father of four girls, and husband. He tries very hard to keep life an adventure both on and off the page.Michael is represented by Talcott Notch.

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24 Bones 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
thebookwormNJ More than 1 year ago
24 Bones is not my usual choice of genre, but when I saw the premise of the story, I wanted to give it a go. What author Michael F. Stewart does here is create a thrilling plot driven story steeped in ancient Egyptian mythology and Christian religion. Good versus evil are at the heart of the book. Samiya, leader of the Shemsu Seth, is born into shadow and her brother is born into light. At the start of the story Samiya's own mother Tara, tells her she must go to the darkness, to keep the balance. Tara is part of the Sisters of Isle, who help keep the balance between good and evil. As you read, you don't know who to root for, seemingly good or seemingly evil. The world building was great as the two sides prepare for war. Shemsu Hor are the ones who protect the 24 bones of Osiris's spine. I liked this whole idea of the 24 bones. Being that 24 Bones is urban fantasy with plenty of plot twist and turns and a good amount of characters woven into the storyline, this is a hard book for me to review. I will say that I was drawn into the world Michael F. Stewart created. I wasn't so much into the characters as I was the storyline itself which actually takes place in current day Cairo. I enjoy reading about ancient Egypt mythology so I found this aspect of it interesting. I felt like I didn't know what was coming next and I was in for an interesting ride. ..The stone colonnades of Luxor Temple, lit from below, vaulted like the pillars of Shu, god of air, to the heavens. Ramessess II stared from the cracked throne that flanked the gate, stony eyes lingering on Faysal, one of the companions selected to reclaim the missing pieces of Osiris... p. 140, 24 Bones So, if you are into ancient myths and enjoy urban fantasy you might enjoy 24 Bones. Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of 24 Bones in exchange for my honest opinion. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, such as this one, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.
xanaduwongxu More than 1 year ago
This book was more incredible than I ever dreamed it could be. The characters were realistic. Samiya, promised to evil, was still a character the reader could love. David, promised to good, was the same. The action was incredible. I really enjoyed this book.
Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
This book is crazy good! It’s got a lot going on, so hold on for just a little bit and it will be explained better and you’ll catch on, or maybe that was just me and it took me a little bit to figure a few things out, but I was still hooked! There’s a serious battle going on between the rivals and it becomes a fight of good vs evil and the balance between the two in the world. It’s gunna get really deep and really complicated!  Taggart is your first main character who was originally on Team Good, but he wants to show others that there can be more than one belief system and religions. Samiya was literally forced to be Team Evil, and she has a very scary, cruel upbringing.  These two have such different backgrounds, regardless of being born in the same place. There’s a TON of side characters, which I loved of course.  I will also say that not everything is as it seems and something nature vs nurture really does come into play    The plot is one of a kind. It was written so wonderfully, with a ton of genres to catch everyone’s attention. Lots of action and history and mythology, enough suspense and thrill that you’ll be on the edge of your seat,  with supernatural aspects and amazing plot twists! And the world building is just captivating! It’s fast paced, but not without it’s wonderful story-telling. I will say this, if you are easily offended by different types of religious beliefs and cultures, maybe be a little careful. This is a fictional story, but there are some serious religious things going on, but not the preaching throw it in your face kind. Just trust me, READ IT!! It’s pretty phenomenal!  Like 5 PAWS Phenomenal  GO GET IT ALREADY! 
TeenBlurb More than 1 year ago
24 Bones is a fascinating tale that weaves Ancient Egyptian mythology with a paranormal twist. As with everything thing that is the good guys and the bad guys. Taggart was trained at a young age to be apart of the good side. He has other plans for his life. He flees to America to make his own destiny and to follow his own beliefs. Sam is the opposite of Taggart she is trained to be a servant for the Pharaoh, who is evil incarnate. Sam and Taggart have an undeniable connection that is evident in their first meeting. This story takes the reader on a wild ride that has romance, danger, magic, ancient beliefs, and some really kick butt and take names scenes. Michael F. Scott demonstrates a through knowledge of Ancient Egyptian mythology and weaves his world building techniques based on these concepts. His characters are realistic and the reader finds that they are right there beside them, racing against time to save the world. 24 Bones is Indiana Jones meets Stargate! A captivating read from a promising new author!
Anonymous 2 days ago
Easy to read fantasy for young adults Easy to read fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will enjoy this book. Pages was 388
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find the "Christianity is just papered-over ancient Egyptian religion" angle offensive. If the characters in the book believed it, that's one thing. But to have Coptic Christian characters in the book who also spouted such hogwash was hard to stomach. One of the villains has no motive. Another villain, of the power-hungry evil genius type, can't see through charlatans. At least twice in the book a woman is stripped naked, and gawked at by men who feel superior. I cannot think of an instance in this story where a man is humiliated in this way. And this mom is definitely not in the running for Mother of the Year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From all those positive posts, l will give it a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was bored at some points but, it was a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago