Protector

Protector

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Mass Market Paperback
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$7.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780756408534
  • 384 Pages
  • DAW
  • Adult

Overview

The fourteenth novel in Cherryh’s Foreigner space opera series, a groundbreaking tale of first contact and its consequences…

Civil war on the world of the atevi is finally over. Bren Cameron, brilliant human diplomat allied with the dominant Western Association, has finally returned to the capital from the southern coast, where he negotiated a daring redistribution of theatevi legislature. Now, Bren is settling back into the capital, in the home he knew prior to the war—but life at the atevi court is never easy. 

Tabini-aiji, head of the Western Association and Bren’s ally, has promised his son, Cajeiri, that he can have the young human children he knew from his voyage on the world’s space station sent down to the planet for a birthday celebration.

But there’s far a darker business going on in the background—a major split compromising the Assassins’ Guild, which furnishes security and law enforcement to the whole continent.  Tabini’s consort’s own father has been barred from court, and may be involved in a new conspiracy against him. Tabini wants Bren to take charge of Cajeiri, and see him and his young guests to safety, all while keeping the security problem a state secret. 

Can Bren protect Cajeiri and the unsuspecting human children who are to be guests in an atevi household that is on the brink of political explosion?

The long-running Foreigner series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. Protector is the 14th Foreigner novel, and the 2nd book in the fifth subtrilogy.
Protector

Protector

Written by: C. J. Cherryh

Praise

“One of the best long-running SF series in existence…. Cherryh remains one of the most talented writers in the field.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Some of the finest work of Cherryh’s long and distinguished career.”—Locus
 
“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
 
“There is plenty of intrigue…marvelous attention to detail that makes the culture of the atevi one of the most complex, multi-layered creations in science fiction…. 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
 
“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
 
“Cherryh superbly crafts complex intrigues and alien races possessed of integrity, as well as a sense of otherness.”—Library Journal
 
“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
 
“C. J. Cherryh has developed this alien world, its associations, politics and conflicts, in such detail that it feels totally real.”—Bookloons
 
“I’m happy to observe that after 14 volumes produced over a stretch of nearly 20 years, CJ Cherryh’s Foreigner series continues to provide pleasures and even surprises…. Go find the first volume, Foreigner, and settle down for an extended period of happy immersion.”—Locus (On Protector)
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