C.J. Cherryh delivers the eighth book in her Foreigner series and the second book in the new Foreigner trilogy - the epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey.
Exhausted from a two-year rescue mission to a distant sector of space, and with resources strained by four thousand extra mouths to feed, the crew of the starship Phoenix yearns for the luxuries of home. But when the ship makes the final jump into atevi space, they learn the worst: supplies to their home station have been cut off; civil war has broken out on the atevi mainland; the powerful Western Association has been overthrown; and Tabini-aiji is missing and may be dead.
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"Lord of Heavens."
Lord of High Heavens is getting dirty with earthly business .
Great homecoming for Bren Cameron
each book in the series becomes both shorter & more predictable
this will be the last 'sequence' for me. 😕
"book 2 in the 3rd sequence"
this is just sorta a mini review because the full review is in the first book of the sequence so go there and read that if you are reading this.
As these books are sorta 1 book per sequence just split up into 3 books they are sorta different but all end with cliff hangers so if you start a sequence you want to finish it.
"The series keeps getting better..."
The story leaves off right where the previous book ended. Our hero returns to earth with his bodyguards, the dowager, and the young heir to turmoil and revolt in the Atevi government. Plenty of intrigue and suspense. I continue to enjoy the story, which not only is well narrated, it is extremely well written. The characters are reasonably complex and continue to evolve over time. Seeing the young heir apparent mature well beyond his years but still showing his tender age is especially well done. The humorous moments are quite entertaining, especially those surrounding the "young master" or the heir. As I've said in earlier books in this series, it keeps getting better.
"back from the heavens"
The Paidi Been Cameron has returned to the Atevi world, and finds it in turmoil. Impossible to preview this one without spoilers. Lets just say that it is seat of the pants action all the way through.
"Cherryh does it again - excellent"
Fast-paced, excellent return to the Foreigner universe. May's narration perfectly suits protagonist Bren Cameron.
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