Q1) Tell us about your book
Daughter of Thieves is about a girl whose father gets arrested on a job she was supposed to plan. In order to break him out, she has to make a deal with the grand sorceress and enter the Desert Trials in order to find the magic lamp. When she meets the handsome Prince Abudar, she vows not to develop feelings for him because they’re from different worlds. But as they try and make it through the trials and back to the palace, she discovers they share a prophecy. This a fantasy retelling of Aladdin with other tales from 1001 Nights mixed in!
Q2) Why did you focus on myths/legends from that particular region?
Aladdin has always been one of my favorite stories. Not only that, but I’ve always been fascinated by ancient cultures, including Persia (and Egypt and Greece). When I launched the prequel to this series, The Sultan and The Storyteller, I realized this is a very underserved market. People who are From the Middle East reached out and thanked me for representing their culture in my book, and I’m excited to do it again with this series!
Q3) Who is your favorite mythical figure?
Dragons! Unless you meant person, then I might have to say…King Arthur.
Q4) If you could choose to hang out with one mythical God, who would it be and why?
HADES! Because 😍 🤤 I love a good villain with a redemptive possibility. I’ve been fascinated with him for ages and would love to someday do a retelling of his life.
Q5) Do you plan on writing similar books in the future?
Yes! The Sands of Wonder will be a 3 book series and will be pretty epic!
Author Lichelle Slater
A Touch of Magic
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”