A Young Adult Fantasy Series
The Sand Dancer Series is a Young Adult fantasy adventure of fire magic, sword dancing, secrets, and revenge!
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.
Join Mina on an adventure that will span kingdoms as she fights to protect the Fire Walkers from forces that would see them killed or enslaved, and discover far deadlier enemies waiting in the shadows.
Books in the Sand Dancer Series:
Coming of Age in Sandair
Prequel Short Stories
A collection of short stories set before the events of Sand Dancer and written from the perspective of Mina’s friends – and enemies! This collection also includes the first three chapters of Sand Dancer to get you started!
When her father’s murder reveals a lifetime of lies, a half-starved peasant girl must disguise herself as a young nobleman if she hopes to make her way into the heart of her enemies. But what is she truly after—the truth or revenge?
When her kingdom starts rounding up anyone with fire magic to fight and die on the frontlines of a pointless war, a brash young warrior must decide how much is too much for her people to give up in order to stop the violence.
Book 3 in Development!
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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.
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