WEFOUNDThe Salarian Desert Game


Book: The Salarian Desert Game By J. A. McLachlan
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: EDGE-Lite
Publication date: April 11, 2016
Print publication dates: August in Canada; September in the US
Pages: 232

Summary: The Salarian Desert Game is the second installment of the story of young interpreter Kia and her language-challenged client, Agatha, a diplomat. The first book, The Occasional Diamond Thief , introduced us to a multi-planetary society where differences in geography and history produced a variety of cultures.

This time, Kia and Agatha are off to a desert planet with important mineral resources. Their official business is rather murky, but Kia’s secret reason to take on this mission is very concrete — to rescue her sister from deadly work in the mines. Kia’s cover puts her squarely on the board of a dangerous coming-of-age ritual, a game waged by 15-year-old girls.

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.

Book: The Salarian Desert Game By J. A. McLachlan
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: EDGE-Lite
Publication date: April 11, 2016
Print publication dates: August in Canada; September in the US
Pages: 232

Summary: The Salarian Desert Game is the second installment of the story of young interpreter Kia and her language-challenged client, Agatha, a diplomat. The first book, The Occasional Diamond Thief , introduced us to a multi-planetary society where differences in geography and history produced a variety of cultures.

This time, Kia and Agatha are off to a desert planet with important mineral resources. Their official business is rather murky, but Kia’s secret reason to take on this mission is very concrete — to rescue her sister from deadly work in the mines. Kia’s cover puts her squarely on the board of a dangerous coming-of-age ritual, a game waged by 15-year-old girls.


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