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Destroyer (Third Foreigner Series #1)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    excellent in depth exploration of an alien society

    The Atevi send the spaceship Phoenix to Reunion Station where the inhabitants encountered the sentient space faring Kyo who planned to blow up the facility because it was in territory they considered theirs. Deploying diplomacy, interpreter and Human-Atevi advisor Bren Cameron convinces the Kyo to allow the four thousand inhabitants to peacefully leave and then the space station would belong to the Kyo. Now they are days away from home and both human and Atevi are looking forward to enjoying the little luxuries found on their planet.--- They come back to a world that is in the middle of a civil war and onboard the Phoenix is the dowager and the heir. No one knows where the ruler and his wife are and many think they are dead. Bren and his staff, the dowager and her staff, and the heir shuttle down to the planet where they travel through enemy territory to find the heir¿s great uncle. They hope to enlist his aid in returning the former ruler on his heir to power, but a traitor alerts the rebels who plan to kidnap or kill them.--- Nobody is better than C.J. Cherryh when it comes to writing an in depth exploration of an alien society. Relations between humans and Atevi are in jeopardy many of the native race believes humanity has too much influence and technology that disturbs the conservative elements of their society. Bren blames himself for pushing the space program and other technological advances on the leader who trusts him and he is desperate to undo the damage he has done. DESTROYER is a wondrous work starring two sentient races struggling to co-exist peacefully.--- Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted June 2, 2013

    Excellent read. Just can't put it down.

    Excellent read. Just can't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Where are the rest of the series??

    I love all of the Foreigner series but wish they were all here! I am waiting particularly for the second series about the rescue of Reunion Station. I will keep checking. Don't understand this piecemeal presentation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    To tawnykit d bramblekita

    YOUR FATHER IS EVIL! R U BLIND?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Shiningeye

    Its okay kits. I will make sure that no one bothers you. After all, i am a starclan cat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    Love This Series, But Have Two Complaints

    Any new Cherryh book is a treat, particularly a new book in the Foreigner universe. My first complaint is that I've got to wait for Pretender to be published--I want the entire trilogy now. Destroyer is a set-up book, much like Invader--everyone is getting in place to take care of whatever chaos Cherryh unleashes in Pretender. The entire book feels like one of Bren's split-second, downhill slides to either a brilliant solution or total destruction. My second complaint is that I wanted to see more interaction with the atevi and the Mosphierans on Mosphiera. Maybe in the next book.

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