Inda, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 7, 2007 - Fiction - 624 pages
122 Reviews
Acclaimed author Sherwood Smith's first adult fantasy novel, set in the bestselling world of Crown Duel.

Indevan-Dal is the second son of the Prince and Princess of Choraed Elgaer, destined to become his elder brother Tanrid's Shield Arm-his military champion. Like all second sons, he is to be privately trained at home by Tanrid, the brother whose lands he will one day protect.

When the King's Voice comes to summon Inda to the Military Academy, he might well feel foreboding, or even fear-war is imminent-yet youthful Inda feels only excitement. But there are things that Tanrid hadn't prepared him for, and Inda will soon learn that the greatest threats to his safety will not come from foreign enemies, but from supposed allies within his own country.


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I loved the character development in this book. - Goodreads
Finely draw characterizations, nasty evildoers. - Goodreads
I thought the plot was really good. - Goodreads
The only negative for me is the portrayal of sexuality. - Goodreads
The character development. - Goodreads
In fact the pacing can be on the slow side. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Grace - Goodreads

Three stars for part 1, five for part 2, so four stars overall What I liked 1. Reminds me of a fantasy version of Ender's Game (Another favorite) 2. The character development. The motivations behind ... Read full review

Review: Inda (Inda #1)

User Review  - Sabrina - Goodreads

Wow, wow, wow. Really picked up and I couldn't put it down. I definitely love this world and her writing. Definitely long winded and jumped POV a lot, but I am a fast reader so it worked well enough for me! Read full review


Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twentytwo
Chapter Twentyfour
Chapter Twentysix

Chapter Nine
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Twentynine

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About the author (2007)

Sherwood Smith started making books out of paper towels at age six. In between stories, she studied and traveled in Europe, got a Masters degree in history, and now lives in Southern California with her spouse, two kids, and two dogs. She’s worked in jobs ranging from counter work in a smoky harbor bar to the film industry. Writing books is what she loves best. She’s the author of the high fantasy History of Sartorias-deles series as well as the modern-day fantasy adventures of Kim Murray in Coronets and Steel. Learn more at

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