As Saint steps across the arid sand it springs to life beneath her feet, a riot of greenery that
gives hope to an oppressed people...
But why is a 12-year old English girl in the exotic desert world of Thebes?
And what does this have to do with her missing mother?
Saint’s life has been scarred by a double tragedy – her father died in an accident, and her
mother has mysteriously disappeared. She lives with her frail Grandmother, alone in a large house
full of memories.
One morning Saint finds her grandmother in the garden, desperately trying to cut a path to the
gazebo. Overcome by the effort her grandmother collapses and dies in Saint’s arms. Alone and
distraught, Saint picks up the scythe and completes her grandmother’s work, hacking through the
last of the brambles.
Saint steps into the gazebo and is instantly transported to Thebes, a desert world of fire
wolves and ice dragons, and into an epic adventure to find her mother.
Saint’s magical ability to bring life to the desert marks her out as The Rainmaker, a mythical
hero who will defeat the Sandman, a huge snake who has killed the greenery and rules the land. When
the people turn to Saint for their salvation, the Sandman sends his giant lizard warriors to hunt
As the lizard men close in, Saint learns that her mother has been captured by the Sandman and is
held prisoner in his impregnable Sand Palace. Desperate to free her, Saint agrees to lead the
people into battle against the Sandman.
As the battle rages Saint confronts the Sandman, only to find that her mother has in fact become
his ally. Will Saint fight the Sandman and risk losing her mother again, or join forces with them
and betray her new friends?