The Sands of Wonder Series

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The Sultan and The Storyteller
Prequel to The Sands of Wonder Series (part of A Villain's Ever After series)

For thirty-nine nights, the sultan of Zunbar has chosen a new wife.
For thirty-nine dawns, they are pronounced dead.

When Sultan Zayne summons my best friend to be taken as his newest victim, I can no longer pretend to be blind and volunteer in her stead. My only plan--weave a story each night and hopefully learn why he would kill in the first place.

As I unravel the tapestry of lies, I learn there's more going on inside the gilded walls of the palace than anyone in the land could ever realize. I've woven myself into the story, and if I don't pull on the right thread, it's not only my life at stake but my heart.

The Sultan and the Storyteller is one of twelve short novels in A Villain's Ever After, a collection of standalone stories featuring villainous twists on some of your favourite classic fairytales. Read the series in any order for magical adventures . . . and fall in love with villains as you've never seen them before. Who said villains can't have happily-ever-afters?

Daughter of Thieves
Book 1 of The Sands of Wonder Series

A street rat.

A magic lamp.

An obnoxiously handsome prince.

Stealing a golden serpent should have been an easy-in, easy-out mission with my father. Instead, he was captured by the soldiers of Zunbar. I thought the only chance at freeing him was to get arrested too, but he was moved to the palace prison. Now, my only hope is to join the Desert Trials and find the magic lamp hidden inside the Dragon’s Lair cave.


Ten tasks to prove my proficiency in the art of magic. How hard could it be?


Only, I’ve never used magic in my entire life.


Surviving the trials is only part of the problem. I’ve inadvertently partnered with Prince “Abubu” and he’s bent on reaching the magic lamp before his sister. The lamp with a jinni inside willing to give just one wish is my birthright, and I’m not about to let a dashing prince reach it before me.


But the Dragon’s Lair is more like the Cave of Nightmares, and I can’t escape without Prince Abudar’s help. If we don’t work together, we might not make it out alive, and I am not wasting my only wish in order to escape.


With the chance to make a single wish, can a street rat finally prove her worth? Find out in this adventure-packed retelling of Aladdin!