Sand Dancer Reviews

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5/5
I love the world Skies has created in her stunning debut novel; like her characters, the cities and other locations of her world were vibrant, alive and incredibly immersive, and leapt out of my kindle at me as I read.
5/5
I loved this story. Mina is a girl who sees her father killed before her by a boy that she vows to find and kill. Along the way she discovers many things about herself and her family. Loved the world and sand dancing. Hope there is another book soon.
Patricia
NetGalley Reviewer
5/5
The book gets better the more you read it and I love the subplots that combined all together in the end. Overall, one of the best reads so far for me this year.
Erika Sarutobi
NetGalley Reviewer
4/5
Sand Dancer was an enjoyable read with some fantastic writing and a world that I greatly enjoyed spending time in, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it, especially if like me you cut your teeth on books like the Tamora Pierce books.
4/5
I highly recommend this book to young adult readers who love fantasy. It is a great, evenly paced adventure from start to finish.
4/5
I loved this book more than I was expecting, I got hooked when we had the ‘Mulan deception’ as our main character Mina has to pretend to be the son of a nobleman to gain admittance to the highly esteemed Academy!
4/5
I loved this read though my instant reaction to her gaining a “pet” was, oh please don’t let me spend the whole time worrying Fez will die! Spoiler alert: I spent the whole time worrying.
4/5
I highly recommend this book to young adult readers who love fantasy. It is a great, evenly paced adventure from start to finish.
5/5
It's good. So much emotion, intrigue, spilt blood, and of course, fire. Had me on tenterhooks sometimes, the author giving me enough reason to believe things were going to get worse. Bad guys aplenty. Grey guys aplenty. Twists aplenty. A brilliant balance of .... everything. It's now past 2am. I have read through to dawn over last couple of days.
Angie
Goodreads Reviwer
5/5
A refreshingly good book, with its own story, not just a retelling of other fantasy books. I don’t think there any stories that are completely new, but in the telling the author owns this tale. I’m so glad I took a chance on a new author.
Norma
Goodreads Reviewer
4/5
I really enjoy a strong female character. Throw in sword fighting and blood fire magic and you got a book that leads to a stellar series.
Cindar4Books1
Amazon Reviewer
5/5
I loved this,so much magic, intrigue, and good clean violence. Not torture but fighting and dueling. There was nudity, but not sexual, not explicitly described. Wow, such a great fantasy with much more to come. I totally loved it. Well written magic.
Lourena
Amazon Reviewer

About the Author

Author Trudie Skies was born in Nottingham—Robin Hood country, as she says—and now lives in North Shields, 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. Previously, she worked as a mobile game designer and tester, as well as a professional writer for video game websites.

Miss Skies grew up on Tamora Pierce and has always wanted to be a swashbuckling knight with her own medieval castle. She has a thing for swords, and so all her characters also have a thing for swords. A lifelong fan of Young Adult fantasy, Miss Skies in recent years has been inspired by desert kingdoms and cultures, as is clearly apparent in her debut novel. She is currently writing the second of four books in the Sand Dancer series.

Read more about Trudie.