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The Salarian Desert Game
     

The Salarian Desert Game

by J. A. McLachlan
 

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What if someone you love gambled on her life?

Games are serious business on Salaria, and the stakes are high. When Kia's older sister, in a desperate bid to erase their family debt, loses the game and forfeits her freedom, Kia is determined to rescue her.

Disguised as a Salarian, Kia becomes Idaro in order to move freely in this dangerous new culture

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What if someone you love gambled on her life?

Games are serious business on Salaria, and the stakes are high. When Kia's older sister, in a desperate bid to erase their family debt, loses the game and forfeits her freedom, Kia is determined to rescue her.

Disguised as a Salarian, Kia becomes Idaro in order to move freely in this dangerous new culture. When she arrives on Salaria, she learns it's a world where a few key players control the board, and the pawns are ready to revolt. Kia joins the conflict, risking everything to save her sister. As if she doesn't already have enough to handle, Agatha, the maddeningly calm and unpredictable Select who lives life both by-the-book and off-the-cuff shows up to help, along with handsome Norio, a strong-willed desert girl with her own agenda, and a group of Salarian teens earning their rite of passage in the treacherous desert game.

What can an interpreter and former thief possibly do in the midst of all this to keep the people she loves alive?

Editorial Reviews

The Bookreporter
SF readers can favorably compare (J. A. McLachlan) with icons of the genre, such as Ursula K. LeGin, James Tiptree Jr. ...
Robert J. Sawyer
J.A. McLachlan's second novel proves the success of her first was no accident: she's a wonderfully talented writer, and her characters of Agatha and Kia are very appealing. Hop on board the McLachlan train; reading joy awaits."
Tanya Huff
Strong, character-driven Science Fiction -- McLachlan makes you both care and think. You can't ask for more. I enjoyed both books in this series, and hope to see a third.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157088958
Publisher:
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Publication date:
07/25/2016
Series:
The Unintentional Adventures of Kia and Agatha , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

J. A. McLachlan is the Canadian author of a short story collection, Connections: Parables for Today; a science fiction novel, Walls of Wind; and a young adult novel, The Occasional Diamond Thief. The Salarian Desert Game is the second book in her young adult science fiction series.

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