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  • ISBN: 9780756414276
  • ISBN: 075641427X
  • Physical Description: 340 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DAW Books, Inc., [2020]

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Bren Cameron, diplomat in residence, usually represents the ruler of the atevi state. But Ilisidi, the dowager, has been known to borrow his services from time to time--and she has her own notions how to solve the simmering hostilities in the south of the atevi continent, playing one problem against another.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    Fans of Cherryh will be delighted with this twentieth book in the Foreigner saga. Bren Cameron continues to represent the human colonists as ambassador to the atevi, the native race of ebon-skinned humanoids. Most humans are isolated on the island of Mospheira since landing on the atevi's homeworld 200 years before; Bren is allowed to travel—with bodyguards—to the atevi lands. Returning home from the excitement that occurred in Emergence (2018), he is greeted by Ilsidi, grandmother of the current Tabini, who rules the northern atevi people, as she embarks on a mission to extend their hard-won northern peace against the south. Meanwhile, her great-grandson Cajeiri remains in Sheijidan, adjusting to his role as heir, responsible for his own household at a mere age of "fortunate nine." Numbers are particularly meaningful to the atevi, whether in the number of train cars, a person's age, or the people seated together at a meal. Readers learn from Bren and Cajeiri's perspectives as they interpret each revelation about this society in which assassinations are common but should be licensed. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

SFWA Grand Master C.J. Cherryh has written more than seventy books, including the highly popular Foreigner science fiction series. She won the Hugo Award for her novels Downbelow Station and Cyteen, and her short story "Cassandra." She has also won the Campbell Award, Locus Award, and more.

Subject: Human-alien encounters > Fiction.
Space colonies > Fiction.
Life on other planets > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Science fiction.

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