The Desert Prince


In this action-packed story of Ancient Egypt, Sesha and her friends must decide where their future lies.

Forced to abandon her brother and the priceless scroll that saved his life, Sesha, Paser, and Reb flee Thebes, venturing up the Nile and into Deshart, the Red Land, in search of a hidden oasis and Princes Merat, who was given to a Hyksos chieftain against her will.

Led by a freed spy, the friends battle endless dunes, unrelenting heat, and blinding sandstorms before straggling into the Hyksos camp, where the rebels prepare for combat. As they spend time with the tribe, the lines in the sand blur, and Sesha wonders if there’s anything she can do to prevent war. When she takes on a secret mission and learns of a prophecy that could change the course of history, Sesha and the others must decide where their loyalties — and futures — lie.


This action-packed series brings the vibrant ancient kingdom to life in wonderful, shimmering detail.

Kate Blair, author of The Magpie’s Library

Sesha reminds me of Katniss Everdeen in her bravery and keen mind.

Angela Misri, author of the Portia Adams Adventure Series

About the Author

Alisha Sevigny

Posted by Dundurn Guest on April 30, 2019
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Alisha Sevigny

Alisha Sevigny is the author of the acclaimed YA novels Summer Constellations and Kissing Frogs. The Lost Scroll of the Physician is the first book in the Secrets of the Sands series. Alisha lives in Toronto.