The second sweeping magical reality adventure inspired by the Bronze Age Far East - this is Game of Thrones for a younger audience.
Silk whispers. Clouds gather. A storm is coming.
Many years ago, a storm brought Maia to the cliffs. Now she is Sun Catcher in the land of Khandar, but when her father, Tareth, needs silk, Maia must go back to the clifftops she once fled. Danger awaits her every step of the way: assassins, thought-stealers, the Marsh Lord - all greedy for her power. And Razek, who deserted his people to follow her, must pay a high price as he tries to bend wind and rain to his will - and chase away the storms.
Sheila grew up by the sea, which is probably why Maia's adventures in Sun Catcher start among cliff dwellers, wholive at the edge of the ocean. She started writing Sun Catcher when studying for an MA at Bath Spa University and won the United Agents' Prize for the most promising writer on the course in her final year.
When she's not thinking about Maia's adventures, she works with dyslexic pupils in a mainstream comprehensive.
She is currently writing the second book in the trilogy, Storm Chaser.
Visit her website at http://www.sheilarance.co.uk/ and follow her on Twitter @SARance_Author