by Sherrill Nilson

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Karda––the newly illustrated first book in the fantasy/sci-fi series Adalta with technophobic humans on a living planet, majestic hawk-headed flying horses, a power struggle between brothers, and a plucky female hero who must learn to tap into powers she never knew she had––powers that scare her––to save the place and the people she comes to love.

Marta, a sword-swinging girl who rides an incredible flying hawk-headed horse meets Altan, the arrogant young aristocrat in a high-tech-space-girl meets elemental-magic-wielder on a lost planet colonized centuries before by refugees from Earth.

Secretly sent to the planet Adalta to assess its resources and trade potential, Marta knows her job. And she knows she can't get attached––she's not staying.

Then she meets her Karda, the wondrous flying creature she grows to love. And Altan, the arrogant aristocrat with strange elemental powers.

It can't be magic, can it?

When Altan rescues her from a blood magician's murder attempt, suddenly he and Marta can speak telepathically.

It can't be magic, can it?

However hard she fights it, and however often she repeats her mantra, "Don't get attached," she does.

Forced to be together they face bandits, treachery, revolt, blood-sex-and-death magic––and their growing relationship.

Then Marta is captured by the blood magician. Will Altan rescue her? Or will she rescue herself?

Author Sherrill Nilson used to raise horses.
Now she writes about flying horses.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161873786
Publisher: Sherrill Nilson
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Adalta , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 417,044
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sherrill Nilson is a diligent dilettante with many and varied interests. She raised children, race horses, cows, ducks, and peacocks on a farm in Eastern Oklahoma at the edge of the Ozarks, then went back to school for her PhD. She now devotes herself to the fun and agony of writing full time.
She used to raise horses, now she writes about flying horses. Karda is her first novel. The second volume in the Adalta series is Hunter, and the third, Falling, is not far behind.
Her flight path took her all over the Southwest until she finally landed back in Tulsa where she started.
The oldest of seven kids, don't ask to drive. Her sister and one brother are both prize winning writers.
She has no cat nor dog nor fish, but she does have an old Volvo convertible. She loves to ride around with wind in her hair It's how she gets her vitamin D.
You can reach her at sherrill., Facebook/SLNilson, Instagram @sherrill.nilson
She'd like to hear from you.

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