The Battleborn Series: Book Zero
Blood in the sand.
Heliran Andel is the greatest warrior Olma-Ka has ever seen. She has liberated her people from the Walled Ones. She faced down the feared Scorpion Riders who terrorized the desert.
Now she faces her greatest struggle: how to stop a power-hungry ruler from bringing war to her people.
To change the course for the people she loves, Heliran must do the one thing she doesn't want to do. She must sacrifice her family and claim the title of Paramount for herself.