The first book in Lisanne Norman’s Sholan Alliance long-running science fiction series of alien contact and interspecies conflict
Cut off from Earth by alien conquerors, the human colony on Keiss was slowly building an underground resistance movement to stand against the Valtegan invaders. But for many of the colonists, it was already too late.
Her twin sister Elise captured by Valtegan soldiers, Carrie telepathically and empathically linked with Elise, experiencing all the pain and terror that her sister was suffering. Only Elise’s death freed Carrie from torment, though it also left her completely alone in her own mind for the first time in her life.
But this mental void was unexpectedly filled when Kusac, a felinoid crewman of a crashed starship, touched her thoughts. Drawn to him by their shared Talent, Carrie hid the injured Kusac from the Valtegans and in so doing found a friend and an invaluable ally.
Yet though trust and understanding between Carrie and Kusac was soon unshakable, it would prove far more difficult to convince each of their races that their only hope of overthrowing the Valtegans was to band together against the common foe.
And even such an alliance offered no guarantee of success, for no one on any of the settled worlds had yet found a way to defeat this warrior race ready to lay waste to any civilization they could not conquer.
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.
“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 that 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