A Spark of White Fire

!!! Coming 4th September 2018 !!!

BOOK ONE in the Celestial Trilogy

A Spark of White Fire cover

The first book in a scifi retelling of the Mahabrahata. When Esmae wins a contest of skill, she sets off events that trigger an inevitable and unwinnable war that pits her against the family she would give anything to return to.

In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back.

Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali.

It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart.

Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.


Preorder and Buy links

Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Indiebound


To thank everyone who preorders A Spark of White Fire, I’m writing an exclusive short story set in Esmae’s world! The story will be a bonus prequel to the Celestial Trilogy featuring one of the most complicated characters in the series. All you have to do to get the story is email a screenshot with proof of your purchase to sangumandannawrites [at] gmail [dot] com before September 7th, which gives you all the way until the end of the first week of release! I’ll start emailing the story out at the beginning of August to those who have submitted their screenshots before then.

As a fun extra, I’ll also randomly select one person out of everyone who sends in their proof of purchase to receive a signed copy of Spark and an A6 bookmark with Spark character art!