Tales of Dunes and Dragons is a novella set in the same world as Tales of Sand and Stars. It features Nima’s best friend, Inez.
An impossible quest. A sun-scorched desert. A forbidden creature that could rescue her people—or destroy everything she holds dear.
As a warrior for her desert kingdom, Inez thinks the drought is something for older, wiser people to resolve. She’s busy enough with training and trying to resist the charms of her friend, Orion. But soon, she and Orion are sent on a quest to find a water dragon, slay it, and use its pelt to bring water to their kingdom.
If she succeeds, she and Orion will save their people. But if she fails, more than her soul will be lost.
You can read the first chapter here. 🙂