The Salarian Desert Game

· EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
4.4
8 reviews
Ebook
280
Pages
Eligible

About this ebook

What if someone you love gambled on her life?

Games are serious business on Salaria, and the stakes are high. When Kia's older sister, in a desperate bid to erase their family debt, loses the game and forfeits her freedom, Kia is determined to rescue her.

Disguised as a Salarian, Kia becomes Idaro in order to move freely in this dangerous new culture. When she arrives on Salaria, she learns it's a world where a few key players control the board, and the pawns are ready to revolt. Kia joins the conflict, risking everything to save her sister. As if she doesn't already have enough to handle, Agatha, the maddeningly calm and unpredictable Select who lives life both by-the-book and off-the-cuff shows up to help, along with handsome Norio, a strong-willed desert girl with her own agenda, and a group of Salarian teens earning their rite of passage in the treacherous desert game.

What can an interpreter and former thief possibly do in the midst of all this to keep the people she loves alive?

4.4
8 reviews
A Google user
I didn't release this was the second book in the series, but this did not give me too many issues. I thought it was a fun YA book with female protagonists that didn't need males. Very easy and quick to read, and well paced. Good read for a long bus journey
A Google user
A real page turner. I read it in one sitting. The plot for the story as a whole is straight forward, but what happens to the protagonist, in almost every chapter, keeps you guessing. I highly recommend it, and did not hesitate to give this five stars.
A Google user
This was an amazing book. I would recommend it to anybody looking for a book they'll have a tough time putting down.

About the author

J. A. McLachlan is the Canadian author of a short story collection, Connections: Parables for Today; a science fiction novel, Walls of Wind; and a young adult novel, The Occasional Diamond Thief. The Salarian Desert Game is the second book in her young adult science fiction series.

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