Sands of Hanubi, Book 1 (Broken Balance Series, Volume 3) by Jayden Woods
In the sequel to "Ashes of Dearen," young Kaylen has the unique ability to make gods mortal. After growing up on an isolated island with only her father as company, she escapes with the help of a pirate named Gregor. She embarks on her first adventure into the desert kingdom of Hanubi, where people are controlled by magic sands that instill fear in anyone who looks at them. Meanwhile, a selfish prince, the daughter of a powerful Guardian, and numerous gods manipulate Kaylen for their own purposes. But only Kaylen can decide which gods deserve to live or die.