Ripped from her mother’s arms and forced into slavery, the beautiful Jakira is soon sold. Destined to become her new master's bed slave when she matures, she's put to work in the kitchen.
But whilst Jakira is being branded, she discovers she can tame fire.
Determined to gain her freedom and find her mother before Jakira comes of age, she uses her magic to ask the bloodthirsty God for a miracle.
When this fails, a desperate Jakira goes in search of a mysterious creature, the last of its kind, who lives deep in the vast desert. Known as the Sand Scuttler, it can bestow great power on the one it deems worthy.
For centuries it hasn't met that one, until now.
Set in the same ruthless world as the grimdark, epic fantasy novel Melokai (In the Heart of the Mountains #1) and twenty years before, The Sand Scuttler tells of the early life of Ammad’s mother Jakira.
This adult fantasy novella can be read as a standalone story, no prior knowledge of Melokai is required.
About the Author
Rosalyn Kelly grew up in the magical New Forest in the south of England and has lived around the UK, as well as in the Middle East and travelled all over the world. She studied English Literature and Language at Oxford Brookes University before embarking on a PR and marketing career. After ten years she quit her job, went travelling for four months and has been writing ever since, recently completing her first novel. MELOKAI is book one of her epic fantasy trilogy, In the Heart of the Mountains. The inspiration for which came when she was trekking in the mountains of Nepal’s stunning Annapurna Sanctuary. When she’s not putting her heart and soul into book two of the trilogy, she writes short stories, daydreams about where to travel to next, paints with acrylic, reads voraciously and writes reviews on her blog. MELOKAI is due for release in Autumn 2017.