Khe by Alexes Razevich

Book 1 in the The Ahsenthe Cycle series

Khe loves her simple life on a farming commune until she discovers her ability to make the crops grow faster is a gift–and a death sentence. Terrified, she flees the only home she's ever known for the far-off city of Chimbalay in search of those who might save her.

But Chimbalay has its own dangers. When a powerful alien race takes notice of her and wants to use her for their own evil purpose, Khe must learn to fight. What she discovers about herself will change her planet forever…

Khe deftly blends elements of sci-fi and fantasy, satisfying those wanting something new. Readers looking for solid world-building and strong female characters will especially enjoy this book.

Khe's story continues in Ashes and Rain and concludes in By the Shining Sea.

“I was blown away. My poor office mates are tired of hearing me rave about it! . . . (K)he isn't Nancy Drew, Little Red Riding Hood, the bookish Velma or Hermione. She isn't a cheerleader, a femme fatale, a lovestruck teenager, or any other female lead or supporting role I've ever seen. She is herself, framed by her world and her culture, but not by our own.” — Amazon Customer