The Grave Robbers’ Chronicles
Volume 5: Deadly Desert Winds
By Xu Lei
Translated by Kathy Mok
When Uncle Three finally tells his side of the story, his nephew still feels skeptical. When mysterions videotapes show up in the mail, with scenes that are mystifying, horrible, and involve faces that are much too familiar, they bring questions that demand action and answers.
An abandoned house holds more peril than anyone expected—and a notebook with a message from the past. An expedition into the Gobi Desert turns into a rainforest adventure with deadly snakes and a tragic death. Then there is It, a mysterious and demonic force that threatens to destroy the lives and minds of the grave-robbing companions.
Once again Panzi, Fats, Qilin, and Uncle Three’s nephew, with Ning added to the group, band together to follow the incomplete and possibly flawed leadership of a man who is perhaps a killer, probably a liar, and beyond a doubt the most engaging villain in horror fiction. Deadly Desert Winds skillfully introduces new characters and devious plot twists that make this adventure series more compelling than ever before.
The fifth volume of the Grave Robbers’ Chronicles is followed by Graveyard of a Queen, the sixth in the series. Will the questions be answered? Will the adventures continue? And who will be the next to die?
About the Author
Xu Lei was born in 1982 and graduated from Renmin University of China in 2004. He has held numerous jobs, working as a graphic designer, a computer programmer, and a supplier to the U.S. gaming industry. He is now the owner of an international trading company and lives in Hangzhou, China with his wife and son. Writing isn't his day job, but it is where his heart lies.
2014, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; 203 pages; paperback; color images