In the wake of civil war, Bren Cameron, the brilliant human diplomat of the alien atevi civilization, has left the capital and sought refuge at his country estate, Najida. But now he is trapped inside Najida-which has been surrounded by enemies- with the powerful grandmother of his ally, Tabiniaiji, atevi leader of the Western Association. Ilisidi, the aiji-dowager, is not inclined to be passive and sends Bren into enemy territory, to the palace of the leader of the rebels.
Bren's mission is to negotiate with Machigi-a young atevi lord who has never actually seen a human-and somehow persuade him to cease his hostile actions against the west. Is Bren a shrewd enough negotiator to stay alive, and not alienate Ilisidi or Tabini, while also representing the interests of their enemy?
©2011 C.J. Cherryh (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
If you've been reading the Foreigner series, then you won't want to miss this book! The fighting is in and around Bren Cameron's country estate, as Bren must negotiate with Machigi to prevent a full out civil war. Again.
If this is your first contact with Cherryh's Foreigner series, stop! You really need to go back to the very beginning of the series. There is way too much that you've missed to start with this book.
Ilisidi and the young son, Cajeri. The dowager continues to be a powerful and unpredictable force, with an agenda of her own. And Cajeri is a continuing surprise.
Excellent narration, though a bit slow. But the Atevi voices feel right.
A great series. Highly recommended!!
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
I never thought I would find the series I like so much!!!!!
There's nothing I can write, because any molecule of information may spoil your enjoyment of the series.
One thing is definite The Series is in my TOP 10 LIST!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, again and again. The story really keeps you on your toes. The way Bren Cameron handle the negotiation with Magichi to prevent a civil war is really awesome.
When Tabini Aji came to find Bren.
The heir, Cajeiri trying to be helpful despite being thwarted at every move. He is turning out to be a good future ruler. I also like his obvious regard for Bren.
Please continue this series! C J Cherryh is indeed a very talented writer!
The book is a classic, the best long series I know of and I have been reading Science Fiction for over 50 years. Just start at the beginning of the Foreigner Series and DON'T STOP.
The 8 year saves his grandmothers life.
He reads with a love of the story, very very impressed.
I laughed - cried and happily missed meals.
Good series but I have read the series from the beggining and it seems to be more of the same thing, getting boring
Don't think I will make it to the last book
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