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Dark Nadir (Sholan Alliance #5)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  297 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The world of Jalna had revealed many secrets to the Sholan-Human teams sent there on a rescue mission. Yet the planetary conflicts had led to the injured Carrie and Kusac being placed in cryo on a non-Sholan vessel, with Kaid desperately trying to rush them back to Sholan medical facilities. But before they could reach their rendezvous point, the ship they were on was caug ...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by DAW
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Jay Hendricks
Dec 04, 2007 Jay Hendricks rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sci-Fi Fans
Shelves: sci-fi
A nice long book, plenty of pages (almost 600). The action in this book isn't constant like some sci-fi books, but there is enough stuff going on to keep interest level high. This is the 2nd or 3rd time I've read this book actually and I still found myself wanting to skip ahead at a few points to see what will happen (it has been several years since the last reading), which I figure is a good thing as it definately kept my interest level high.

The setting, tone, subject matter are all pretty fun
Fifth book in the series, and still going strong. I love how the cast of characters has expanded, as has the cast of alien species. The newest aliens (The Primes) bring forth the old adage "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". We stand on the threshold of a new Alliance between worlds.

Excellent series. Characters that you fall in love with.
Apr 21, 2009 Kerri added it
Fifth book in Norman's Sholan Alliance series. Though I guess it could technically stand alone, you really should read the first four books in the series first. Norman works with an ever-expanding cast of characters from various worlds and species, so read the whole series to get to know them best. This book was just as exciting as its predecessors. Things were explained and elaborated upon while new questions were raised. We got to know some older characters better and were introduced to many n ...more
Aug 20, 2010 Elise rated it it was amazing
Wow! This series just keeps getting better and better! The scandals become more complex and interesting, and there's more drama. Not so much that you can't catch a break from it, but just enough to keep the book action-packed and keep you hooked. I'm especially curious about the secret group among the Valtegans that is introduced in the epilogue. Good thing I always have the next book with me before I finish each one! The only thing is that a flow chart or something would be useful to remember e ...more
Adam Webster
Jul 26, 2016 Adam Webster rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This story seemed to jump around a bit and sometimes there was a bit of confusion on who it was talking about, due to just pronouns being used. It eventually made it clear, and was nearly a 'stay up all night to read' book!

It sucks you in and refuses to give you back till the end, but still leaves you aching for more! Glad there is another book to read!
Sandra Munger
Sep 06, 2015 Sandra Munger rated it it was amazing
Things are coming to a head in this series. War is possibly on the horizon. How do you fight a machine that can kill everyone on a planet from a distance. Changes in the romance for Carrie, Kusac & Kaid
Elisa Wilson
Oct 08, 2010 Elisa Wilson rated it really liked it
First time through this series. A good read. Interesting first contact series, I like the way she bring diverse species together.
Mar 28, 2011 Becky rated it it was amazing
Ms. Norman gets better with every book. I'm thoroughly enjoying this series!
Nov 19, 2007 colleen rated it really liked it
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good series
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