Praise for Karda
***** “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.”
Author Sherrill Nilson used to raise horses.Now she writes about flying horses.
Hunter Adalta Vol. I
In the second book of the Adalta series, a young girl, angry at the loss of her healing magic, must unite with a scarred young man struggling to understand the elemental magic assaulting him. Together they fight an ancient alien evil and the rapacious interests of a trade ship secretly orbiting their planet.
Tessa’s dream to reclaim her trauma-blocked elemental talent and become a healer fractures when a powerful flying hawk-headed horse claims her as the Austringer, one who hunts with hawks. Instead of learning to heal, she must learn to kill the ancient evil arising on the planet. And she must learn to deal with unexpected new knowledge and unexplained new abilities.
Galen has no dream, and the emotions he can no longer hide threaten to explode. Assaulted by overwhelming elemental forces from the planet, he becomes the legendary Kern––with power over plants and soil he doesn’t believe in and doesn’t want.
When a blood-and-death magician releases an ancient alien imprisoned for centuries, its horrific creatures rise to kill everyone who threatens to block its returning powers and its invasion of the planet. Together Tessa the Hunter and Galen the Kern must fight this alien evil that threatens to enslave their planet.
Falling Adalta Vol. III
Coming in July 2019
Daryl Me’Vere faces battle on two fronts. He must face the facts of his brother Readen’s evil and treacherous attempts to rip Restal Quadrant from Daryl’s control. And he fights to rid Adalta of the alien Itza Larrak and its threat to call others of its kind to strip the planet of all life and energy.
The spaceship hovering above is failing, because Adalta is destroying it, and Cedar Evans, the ship’s Director of BioSystems, is sent to the surface to negotiate terms and ways to settle the refugees, some of whom refuse to leave the dying ship which has been home to their families for hundreds of years. She’s forced to acknowledge the fact that the bionic foot she’s had since she was a child will not work on the planet. The perky, always busy Cedar refuses to let it hold her back.
Readen Me’Vere, who released the Itza Larrak from five hundred years of magical imprisonment in the caverns under Restal Hall, realizes the alien is trying to take over his body as its own alien body fails. Readen struggles to keep his identity and his humanity yet still work with the Itza Larrak and its minions, the vicious urbat, to destroy Daryl and take over the guardianship of Restal Quadrant on his way to force his control over all Adalta.