Intruder

Intruder

Book Thirteen of Foreigner

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$8.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780756407933
  • 384 Pages
  • DAW
  • Adult

Overview

Civil war on the world of the atevi is over but diplomatic disputes and political infighting continue unabated. Bren Cameron has just returned to the capital from his country home, but his sojourn was anything but restful, for Bren and his associates have had a small war of their own to contend with. It ended with rebel leader, Machigi, joining the atevi congress representing the rebels as a member state.
 
Machigi, to Bren’s utter shock, has invoked an ancient law. Tabini-aiji is enraged to have lost his personal negotiator, and Bren is becoming embroiled in a development that could result in his assassination.
 
Bren’s bodyguard has warned him there is a crisis inside the immensely dangerous Assassins’ Guild, and that the recent dustup with the Shadow Guild may be only the beginning.

Praise

“A seriously probing, thoughtful, intelligent piece of work, with more insight in half a dozen pages than most authors manage in half a hundred.” —Kirkus

“A large new Cherryh novel is always welcome…a return to the anthropological science fiction in which she has made such a name is a double pleasure…. Superlatively drawn aliens and characterization.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Cherryh’s project is particularly impressive, not only because it has gone on for so many years and volumes, but because every partial mutual understanding gained by humans and atevi opens up new opportunities for misunderstanding (and vice versa).” —Locus

“The latest Foreigner Universe saga…is a deep cerebral entry.” —Midwest Review  

Another beautifully woven tapestry in a mesmerizing series about a complex alien society. Ms. Cherryh’s expertise in world-building is again showcased in this masterpiece of protocol and intrigue that blends easily understood emotions with the intricacies of maneuvering that accompanies power struggles on a global scale.” —Night Owl Reviews

“One of the best long-running SF series in existence…Cherryh remains one of the most talented writers in the field.” —Publishers Weekly

“My favorite science fiction series is C. J. Cherryh’s Foreigner Universe. Cherryh deftly balances alien psychology and human vanities in a character caught between being human and part of an alien race.” —Denver Post

“The Foreigner series is about as good as it gets…so finely and densely wrought that you may end up dreaming of sable-skinned giants with gold eyes, and the silver spun delicacy of interstellar politics.” —SF Site

Cherryh superbly crafts complex intrigues and alien races possessed of integrity, as well as a sense of otherness.” —Library Journal

Series

Foreigner
C. J. Cherryh
C. J. Cherryh
C. J. Cherryh
C. J. Cherryh
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