One Sword ~ One Thousand Secrets

SAND DANCER is a Young Adult Fantasy series by Trudie Skies. Book one is due to be published by Uproar Books July 1st.

Only monsters summon fire by magic. It’s a sin against the sun god and a crime against the king. The punishment is death.

But when sixteen-year-old Mina discovers fire magic runs in her family’s blood, it’s just the beginning of the secrets her father has been keeping from her. When her father is murdered, this half-starved peasant girl finds herself on the run—pursued across the desert by the soldiers and guards of the noble Houses. To survive, she knows she’ll have to abandon her past and learn the way of the sword. But only boys are allowed to carry a blade. There’s only one solution…

Disguised as a young nobleman, Mina must make a new life for herself in the heart of her enemies. But she knows she can’t keep up the masquerade forever. With time running out, which will she choose to find—the truth or revenge? Find out more!


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SAND DANCER is now available for pre-order at the following online book retailers:

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Paperbacks will be available from Amazon starting on the official launch date of July 1. You can pre-order paperbacks from Barnes & Noble!

If you’re a book reviewer, blogger, or reporter, advance copies of SAND DANCER are now available through or directly from our publisher. Please contact Rick Lewis at Uproar Books to request yours.

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About the Author

Author of the Sand Dancer series

Trudie Skies was born in Nottingham—Robin Hood country, she says—and now lives in North East England, where she spends the majority of her free time imagining warmer climates and writing about them.

Her less-than-free time is also spent behind a computer keyboard as an IT administrator, and she promises not to bore you with the details. Previously, she worked as a mobile game designer and tester, as well as a professional writer for video game websites.