Paul Cooper  ·  All Our Broken Idols

The House of Dust (working title) 1


UK (C'wealth) Bloomsbury
India Bloomsbury
USA Bloomsbury


World Rights Eve White
Film Rights Eve White


Age Range Adult
Category Fiction

To the god of old things
To the gods of the riverbank
To the god of hunters

Assyria, 7th century BC. For Aurya and her daydreaming brother, every day is a struggle till their fates become inextricably bound to that of King Ashurbanipal, and they find themselves bound for the beautiful, near-mythical city of Nineveh.

Twenty-six centuries later, British-Iraqi archaeologist Katya joins a dig in Mosul to protect the ancient ruins of Nineveh from organised looters. When a rare carving is discovered, they know their find will attract the world’s attention. But everything changes when ISIL lays siege on Mosul.

All Our Broken Idols is hauntingly evocative, a novel in which past and present lives intertwine and stories travel across the ages. It is a story about the importance of art and the threat it poses to those in power, and a story about what we are willing to do for the ones we love.

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