Daughters of Qora: The Legend of Sophia by Faye T. Knight
Approx. 89,100 words.
Published on September 14, 2010.
Long ago, a mysterious jewel crashed to the desert world of Qora. According to legend, the jewel is the living heart of Sophia, the rain goddess, who promises to be reborn as a human in order to reclaim what she has lost. Princess Kalkuro is unaware the goddess lives inside her. When she is kidnapped by a mysterious stranger, she is swept away on a treasure hunt that will reveal her true powers.