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Inda Series

Sherwood Smith
Sherwood Smith’s sweeping fantasy epic, set in the complex world of Sartorias-deles, tells the story of Inda, military genius and natural leader, as he navigates personal tragedy, complicated court politics, and warfare on both land and sea.
Inda by Sherwood Smith
King's Shield by Sherwood Smith
Treason's Shore by Sherwood Smith

Inda Series : Titles in Order

Book 4
Acclaimed Inda series within Sherwood Smith’s epic fantasy Sartorias-deles universe • Military fantasy woven with courtly politics, vast worldbuilding, and diverse characters

After ten years of exile on the sea, Inda returned home to protect his country from attack by an ancient enemy. But he found his home utterly changed. His old classmate Evred, a formerly powerless younger prince, was not king—and made Inda is Royal Shield Arm, the leader of defense for his entire kingdom.

His country’s enemy, the Venn, were planning the largest naval attack in history, and the first line of defense would be in a critically strategic strait to the north. Control of this strait had been contested for generations, often by war, and Inda would need strong allies to overcome the Venn. Even with these allies, Inda would be severely disadvantaged and outnumbered. 

Could Inda, military genius but only one man, find a way to defeat the powerful navy of the Venn and bring peace to his battered homeland at last?
Book 3
Acclaimed Inda series within Sherwood Smith’s epic fantasy Sartorias-deles universe • Military fantasy woven with courtly politics, vast worldbuilding, and diverse characters

Inda was the second son of the prince and princess of Choraed Elgaer. It had been Inda’s fate, as second son, to be his family’s Shield Arm and spend his adult life protecting the lands his brother would one day inherit. 

But powerful factions in the royal court were committed to seeing Inda fail. For eight difficult years, Inda had been at sea, using an assumed name and forcing himself to never think of all he had lost. And he had created a new life, for the military skills that had been trained into him and his own inborn leadership ability could not be erased. After founding a mercenary marine company, he had earned a reputation for defeating dangerous pirate fleets.

When Inda discovers that his home country is about to be attacked from the sea by an ancient enemy, he throws his carefully guarded anonymity to the winds and returns home. After nearly a decade at sea, Inda finds his home utterly changed. His good friend Evred, the formerly powerless and harassed younger prince, iss now king. Evred has heard of Inda’s martial accomplishments at sea, and is determined to make Inda his Royal Shield Arm—the person in charge of defending the entire kingdom.

Though Inda is skilled, his experience is entirely naval. Can a former pirate captain alter his tactics to become a successful ground commander in time to save his endangered homeland?
Book 2
Acclaimed Inda series within Sherwood Smith’s epic fantasy Sartorias-deles universe • Military fantasy woven with courtly politics, vast worldbuilding, and diverse characters

As the second son of the Prince and Princess of Choraed Elgaer, Inda was fated to protect the realm his older brother would inherit. Forced to flee his homeland before his thirteenth birthday, he finds himself on the perilous decks of a pirate ship, forcing himself never to think of all he has lost.

But his military skills and inborn natural leadership ability cannot be erased, and four years later, Inda has become head of his own mercenary marine company, with a reputation for protecting merchant vessels against the marauding bands of pirates that plunder the waters.

Meanwhile, after the untimely death of Inda?s brother, his parents are desperately searching for their second son—for Inda is now the heir to Choraed Elgaer.
Book 1
Acclaimed Inda series within Sherwood Smith’s epic fantasy Sartorias-deles universe • Military fantasy woven with courtly politics, vast worldbuilding, and diverse characters

Indevan-Dal is the second son of the Prince and Princess of Choraed Elgaer, destined to become his elder brother Tanrid’s Shield Arm-his military champion. Like all second sons, he is to be privately trained at home by Tanrid, the brother whose lands he will one day protect.

When the King’s Voice comes to summon Inda to the Military Academy, he might well feel foreboding, or even fear-war is imminent-yet youthful Inda feels only excitement. But there are things that Tanrid hadn’t prepared him for, and Inda will soon learn that the greatest threats to his safety will not come from foreign enemies, but from supposed allies within his own country.

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