Turning Point

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Turning Point is the first book of the Sholan Alliance Series, written by Lisanne Norman. Although they are best classified as science fiction, they also include elements of fantasy and romance. Many of the main characters are telepaths, which is one of the major elements of the series.


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Cut off from Earth by alien conquerors, the human colony on Keiss was slowly building an underground resistance movement to stand against the Valtegan invaders. But for many of the colonists, it was already too late.

Her twin sister Elise captured by Valtegan solder, Carrie, telepathically and empathically linked with Elise, experienced all the pain and terror that her sister was suffering. Only her twin's death freed Carrie from torment, though it also left her completely alone in her own mind for the first time in her life. But this mental void was unexpectedly filled when Kusac, a felionoid crewman of a crashed starship, touched her thoughts. Drawn to him by their shared Talent, Carrie hid the injured Kusac from the Valtegans, and in doing found a friend and an invaluable ally.

Yet though the trust and understanding between Carrie and Kusac was unshakeable, it would prove far more difficult to convince each of their races that their only hope of overthrowing the Valtegans was to band together against a common foe. And even such an alliance offered no guarantee of success, for no one of any of the settled worlds had yet found a way to defeat this warrior race ready to lay waste to any civilization they could not conquer.


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