RIOTS IN THE STREETS. ASSASSINS IN THE PALACE. aRMIES ON THE MARCH.
THE FIRE WALKERS ARE PAYING FOR THEIR FREEDOM WITH THEIR BLOOD.
For centuries, Fire Walkers have been locked away in temples for the sin of being born with fire magic in their veins. At last, they are free.
But when a king is assassinated by fire magic, the people demand war. And the ruthless Prince Ravel sees his opportunity to seize the throne and rid his kingdom of Fire Walkers forever.
Mina Arlbond, the famed Sand Dancer who disguised herself as a man to win freedom for the Fire Walkers, is ordered to personally lead her people to the slaughter on the front lines of war. Instead, she races across the kingdom to unmask a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart three great nations—and blame Fire Walkers for the chaos.
When she discovers a chance to prevent the war and end the oppression of Fire Walkers forever, Mina must decide how much of her soul—and the soul of her people—is too much to sacrifice to stop the violence.
As the second book in the Sand Dancer series, FIRE WALKER builds on the themes of the first novel to create a powerful allegory for oppression of women and others—and the lie that you must first stop being different if you want to be accepted—and wraps it up in a thrilling Y.A. fantasy adventure.
Set three months after the events of Sand Dancer, 17-year-old Mina has won the freedom of the Fire Walkers—men and women with the rare gift of fire magic—and looks forward to a future of mastering her own abilities. However, the Fire Walker’s hard won freedom doesn’t last when a peace treaty between her home of Sandair and the northern kingdom of Hartnor goes terribly wrong.
Both kingdoms prepare for war, and it’s the Fire Walkers who are blamed and held accountable. Mina knows she has many battles ahead in order to protect her people and find a way to prevent war. And if she doesn’t, it’ll be her friends, family, and all Fire Walkers who pay the price.
Paperbacks to follow in spring.