About the Author

Michael Joseph Murano

The inspiration for Ahiram came when I was fourteen years old. I went on a school field trip to Byblos, a city as ancient as time, where the sarcophagus of King Ahiram has lain quietly for thousands of years...

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Suddenly torn from his family, 12-year-old Ahiram is sold as a slave in the Kingdom of Tanniin. Six years later, in order to win his freedom...

Better for the Urkuun to kill Ahiram than for him to open the pit and destroy the world...                                     

Sarand the Soloist would kill everyone in her path if she knew that twelve-year-old Aquilina was alive.                        

I am mesmerized and enchanted with the plot, the characters, the whole fantastical world that Murano had created.
— Amazon Reviewer
The world Murano has created is so lifelike and alluring it’s hard to believe it isn’t real. While reading it felt as if I had fallen into the world of Ahiram.
— T.S., Goodreads

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