Diavosh has lived in lots of different places (currently London) and has one of those accents you think you almost recognise but just can't quite place. His favourite animal is the tapir, the reason being abundantly obvious to fellow tapir fans, and is a keen collector of those odd little books you find in adventure movies that ultimately lead to a white-knuckle ride through the mysteries of a long-lost legend.
Unlike the prevailing stereotype, he has no cats.
on Dec. 19, 2015 :
This is a short story that works as a teaser to Mr. Bassiti's novel The Jewel of Nineveh. The story was well told, interesting and I really like the writing style. It's set in the middle east in the past (probably no specific place or time - it feels like an Arabian Night tale) and the hero is a down-on-his-luck thief who just cant avoid temptation. Definitely worth a read and maybe even worth reading more of in the full novel.
(review of free book)