Adalta Vol. I
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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.
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.
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 she 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.
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?
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Adalta Vol II
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a young girl with a shattered dream, must unite with Galen, a young man with a
shattered emotional shell.
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.
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
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
wagon slowed, and Bren poked an elbow into her ribs. Marta
herself on the side of the seat before she tumbled off and embarrassed herself.
“Look there,” he said, pointing up through a break in the clouds. “Karda.”
swelled in her chest, and she forgot to breathe. Two enormous
ﬁgures were high in the sky, wings outstretched as they circled
a thermal. Sun glinted from bronze and gold wingtips. Their
were tucked under, hind ones stretched behind. Manes and
by the Lady Adalta,” Bren breathed. “Did you ever see
watched the creatures rise ever higher into the sky, spread their
wide in a glide, and disappear into the clouds. And something
her shifted. Her whole body prickled with the need to see them
To get close to them. She grabbed the side of the wagon to
herself. The few images the spy bugs had sent couldn’t
I can’t believe I might ﬂy on one of those beautiful beings. They are
What if I’m rejected for the training program? What if my cover
has too many holes?
as she was at blending in on a new planet, the possibility of getting recalled
or caught was too real. On this, her ﬁrst mission alone she would not, could
not, fail. A cold, hard knot formed in her stomach. Getting expelled was not
the only danger. She was going to have to guard against commitment that went
too deep. That might be worse than not being accepted. The beautiful
horse-bodied, hawk-headed Karda ﬁlled her mind. A sharp, involuntary shiver
shot up her spine. How could she not become attached to them? But Adalta
her home. She couldn’t stay here forever.
Nilson used to raise horses. Now she writes about flying horses–with hawk
heads and wicked talons.
of the Adalta Series, she’s been a cattle rancher, horse breeder,
environmentalist, mother of three, traveler to exotic places-even a tarot card
reader. She’s lived in Santa Fe and Ruidoso, NM, San Francisco, and Austin
after leaving the hills of Eastern Oklahoma and her ranch.
has a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology, and those studies opened her to the world
of ancient myth and story. The rigor of writing so many papers and her
dissertation suited her. She loves science fiction and fantasy and is a
day she put the book she just finished down and thought, “I’m going to run
out of books to read. I love imagined worlds. Maybe I could create my
own.” So she took a leap of faith and embarked on writing Karda and
Hunter-the first two books in the Adalta series. She’s now working on Falling,
the third book, and lurking in the back of her mind is another series about the
trees deciding whether or not to leave earth.
lives, writes, and reads SciFi/fantasy in Tulsa, Oklahoma–back where she
started as the oldest of seven kids (don’t ask to drive), three of whom are
writers who love telling each other how they should write.
“Sometimes,” she says, “They’re mean to me and use too much red
doesn’t have a dog, a cat, or even a bird, but she does have an old Volvo
convertible and loves to drive around with the wind blowing her hair. It’s how
she gets her vitamin D.