Star Kingdom

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315 ratings

A Beautiful Friendship Publisher's Summary

Stephanie Harrington had always expected to be a forest ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl until her parents relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx in the far distant Star Kingdom of Manticore. It should have been the perfect new home - a virgin wilderness full of new species of every sort, just waiting to be discovered. But Sphinx is a far more dangerous place than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie's explorations come to a sudden halt when her parents lay down the law: no trips into the bush without adult supervision!

Yet Stephanie is a young woman determined to make discoveries, and the biggest one of all awaits her: an intelligent alien species. The forest-dwelling treecats are small, cute, smart, and have a pronounced taste for celery. And they are also very, very deadly when they or their friends are threatened - as Stephanie discovers when she comes face-to-face with Sphinx's most lethal predator after a hang-gliding accident.

But her discoveries are only beginning, for the treecats are also telepathic and able to bond with certain humans, and Stephanie's find - and her first-of-its kind bond with the treecat Climbs Quickly - land both of them in a fresh torrent of danger. Galactic-sized wealth is at stake, and Stephanie and the treecats are squarely in the path of highly placed enemies determined to make sure the planet Sphinx remains entirely in human hands, even if that means the extermination of another thinking species.

Unfortunately for those enemies, the treecats have saved Stephanie Harrington's life. She owes them - and Stephanie is a young woman who stands by her friends. Which means things are about to get very interesting on Sphinx.

©2011 Words of Weber, Inc. (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • A Beautiful Friendship

    • Star Kingdom, Book 1
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,814
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,617

    Stephanie Harrington had always expected to be a forest ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl until her parents relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx in the far distant Star Kingdom of Manticore. It should have been the perfect new home - a virgin wilderness full of new species of every sort, just waiting to be discovered. But Sphinx is a far more dangerous place than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie's explorations come to a sudden halt when her parents lay down the law: no trips into the bush without adult supervision!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow, Weber hits the target.

    • By brendanstallard on 04-19-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Fire Season

    • Star Kingdom, Book 2
    • By: Jane Lindskold, David Weber
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 844
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 758
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757

    Fire in the forest – and a cry for help from a trapped and desperate alien mother! Unfortunately, this is one cry no human can hear. Stephanie Harrington, precocious 14-year-old Provisional Forest Ranger on the planet Sphinx, knows something is wrong from the uneasy emotion that is flooding into her from her treecat friend, Climbs Quickly. But though Stephanie’s alien comrade shares a tight bond with his two-legs, he cannot communicate directly to her. Still, their strong and direct bond of feeling may be enough....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More treecats!!

    • By Sheila A. Sherwin on 11-03-12

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Treecat Wars

    • Star Kingdom, Book 3
    • By: David Weber, Jane Lindskold
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 657
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592

    Book Three by international writing phenomenon David Weber. Two young settlers on a pioneer planet seeks to stop a war and to save the intelligent alien treecats from exploitation by unscrupulous humans. The fires are out, but the trouble’s just beginning for the treecats. On pioneer planet Sphinx, ruined lands and the approach of winter force the now Landless Clan to seek new territory. They have one big problem - there’s nowhere to go. Worse, their efforts to find a new home awaken the enmity of the closest treecat clan - a stronger group who’s not giving up a single branch without a fight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Third 'chapter' of "Tree cats' meet "Humans"

    • By PlantCrone on 11-02-13

    Regular price: $24.95