Dekeli is a young priest of the lion god Apedemak. His life’s work is archiving the writings of the Kingdom of Kush, which has recently entered into decline. By all rights, he should live a peaceful life among his scrolls and tablets. But one of the tablets he uncovers holds magic that could be the downfall of his civilization — or the saving of it. When it’s stolen, Dekeli must ally himself with a sacred sphinx to find it before the thief opens a path to the underworld and the hungry dead.
Draft 2 awaiting revision