Circle's End (Sholan Alliance #9) (Mass Market)

By Lisanne Norman

DAW, 9780756408558, 496pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2017

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Description

The ninth and final book in Lisanne Norman's thrilling long-running science fiction series, Sholan Alliance, a saga of alien contact and interspecies conflict

It’s been a long journey, taking Kusac Aldatan, his family, and allies over countless light-years and to numerous planets and space stations. 

Finally it is the time for Kusac and his allies to deal with the threat of the warrior Valtegans on their world of M’zull. Will he work to rehabilitate them using tools given him by the Touiban scientists, or will his calling as the Avatar of Justice take over and destroy all of his foes?
 
Isolated on M’zull, Kusac—with his clan of Sholans and Humans—works to destabilize the Valtegan society, posing as the avenging spirit of the long-dead, legendary hero Zsadhi. Is it a ruse to fool the M’zullians, or is Kusac becoming more and more like the first Valtegan king with every passing day? If so, can he escape that destiny and chart his own course?
 
His mission will take Kusac and his clan into mortal danger. Even his young son Shaidan, supposedly safe on a far-distant world, has, unbeknownst to his father, become bound up in the whole plan to destroy the martial spirit of the M’zullians.  Can Kusac navigate these dangerous waters and bring all of his family safely home while at the same time ending the M’zullian threat forever?  Or will the price of victory prove too great even for the Avatar of Justice?


About the Author

Lisanne Norman is best known for her series The Sholan Alliance. The first book in the series, Turning Point, started as a short story before becoming the ongoing science fiction series. She can be found at lisannenorman.net.


Praise For Circle's End (Sholan Alliance #9)

Praise for the Sholan Alliance series:

"Series fans will have a field day (or two) reading this delightful, but complex tale with multiple subplots." —Midwest Book Review

Dark Nadir is full of fast-paced adventure and has more alien species than the Star Wars cantina! Fans of Lisanne Norman’s Sholan Alliance series will love this newest installment. Science fiction catnip.” —B&N Explorations

"Norman expands the exciting concepts of her first book into an extraordinary look into an alien culture, developing a rich variety of subplots that will leave you desperate to find out what happens next." —Romantic Times Magazine

“Norman is a masterful storyteller, and this is a gripping story.” —Kliatt

"Lisanne Norman handles her material superbly—knowing just when to ease up on drama and go for humor." —Starlog Magazine

"This is a big, sprawling, convoluted novel sure to appeal to fans of C.J. Cherryh and others who have made space adventure their territory." —SF Chronicle