The Sandman

Original title: Le Marchand de Sable

Author: Alexia, Gaïa

Publication Date:

May 2019



Original language and publisher

French | Hugo & Compagnie


Commercial Fiction

The Sandman

Original title: Le Marchand de Sable

Author: Alexia, Gaïa

  • 2 Seas represents: English (US & Canada), Dutch and Nordic countries rights.
  • Over 50,000 copies printed


From the unquestionable queen of French new adult novel, Gaïa Alexia, comes an irresistible tale of love.

For months, Nola Nott fights against sleep as hard as she can. As soon as she feels tired and falls asleep, a mysterious and harrowing man haunts her dreams.

Announced by blood-red butterflies and sprinkling sand behind him, Nola can feel that he is not coming in peace. It is obvious that he is awaiting one thing only: to come after her.

When dream and reality get confused, and she runs into the man in a corridor at university, Nola starts to lose her footing. What does he want from her? Why does it seem like he knows her?

In order not to become crazy, the young woman focuses on her studies, especially on the subject which she has a hard time with: Nordic mythology.

At the darkest hours, a high-speed chase worthy of the moon ride in a night sky, takes place.

Noticed on the Fyctia online writing platform in 2017, Gaïa Alexia is the French record holder at Hugo New Romance: over 1,5 million online readers of her series Adopted Love and over 60,000 copies sold of her previous series.