Adalta Vol. I
Green Canoe LLC, 9781732272903, 424pp.
Publication Date: June 25, 2018
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***** "Not since Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series have I come across such a well done blend of fantasy and science fiction."
**** "A fiery romance adds to the enjoyment of this fast-paced, action-packed read."
***** "If you're a fan of Sharon Shinn and her Archangel series I would highly recommend this."
On the beautiful world Adalta, an ancient threat emerges. Young Marta is dropped to the planet for her first secret mission alone. Raised by her father on an orbiting trade ship, he trained her for this - and to live by two rules: Don't get attached. Don't get discovered.
As cover for her mission, Marta joins the Mi'hiru, the all-female elite guard who patrol the skies on Karda, majestic hawk-headed flying horses.
On this planet where the only weapons allowed are arrows and swords, Marta discovers a high-tech weapon she knows could only come from her ship. Someone is smuggling them to use in the bitter power struggle between two noble brothers. She knows she must stop this threat, and reluctantly joins forces with the handsome but arrogant Altan. As their connection grows, Marta struggles to keep her secret, and to keep the rule of not getting attached.
As tensions rise and the ancient threat grows, will Marta accept the frightening elemental magic powers Adalta wants to give her to save the planet she loves?
More Amazon Reader Reviews:
***** "The Karda have joined the Dragons of Pern and the Companions of Valdemar as some of my all time favorite 'characters'' "
***** "I did not want to leave the world the author created. I am off to get the second book."
***** "This is an amazing road movie of a book, where the heroine sets of on a voyage of discovery across a fantastic new world, and in discovering the world she also discovers something of herself."
***** "I want to ride a Karda."