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Betrayer: Book Twelve of Foreigner
     

Betrayer: Book Twelve of Foreigner

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by C. J. Cherryh
 

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

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

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

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 Ilisidi, the powerful grandmother of his ally, Tabini-aiji, atevi leader of the Western Association. But Ilisidi, the wily and dangerous aiji-dowager, is not inclined to be passive, and in a brazen maneuver sends Bren into enemy territory, to the palace of Machigi, 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. Bren knows that the autocratic Machigi rules a fractious clan, and that his hospitality is not guaranteed. Bren's genius for negotiation enable him to make a daring trade offer to Machigi—one that seems to interest the young warlord. But Machigi is suspicious of Ilisidi's motives, and, to Bren's utter shock, evokes an ancient law that jeopardizes Bren's life. Can Bren stay alive, not alienate and not alienate Ilisidi or Tabini, while also representing the interests of their enemy?

The long-running Foreigner series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. Betrayer is the 12th Foreigner novel, and the 3rd book in the fourth subtrilogy.

Editorial Reviews

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"Fans of the series will be enthralled with the character development and the rich content of this political thriller...the rich character dialogue and plot twists will keep you reading long into the night." —RT Book Reviews

"This is one of the best science fiction series currently running." —Strange Horizons

"Her world building, aliens, and suspense rank among the strongest in the whole SF field. May those strengths be sustained indefinitely, or at least until the end of Foreigner."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756407148
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
03/06/2012
Series:
Foreigner Universe Series , #12
Edition description:
Reprint Other
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
271,807
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Fans of the series will be enthralled with the character development and the rich content of this political thriller...the rich character dialogue and plot twists will keep you reading long into the night." —RT Book Reviews

"This is one of the best science fiction series currently running." —Strange Horizons

Meet the Author

C. J. Cherryh planned to write since the age of ten. When she was older, she learned to use a typewriter while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin, and Greek. With more than seventy books to her credit, and the winner of three Hugo Awards, she is one of the most prolific and highly respected authors in the science fiction field. Cherryh was recently named a Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. She lives in Washington state. She can be found at cherryh.com.

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Betrayer: Book Twelve of Foreigner 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
rwjr1944 More than 1 year ago
This yet another offering in a long and entertaining series. The outline of each novel is relatively simple. Introduction, action and sucessful ending. What makes each book sucessful is the prowess of C. J. Cherryh, she is a fine novelist indeed. Some of the books in the series suffered from having too much background material included which tended to detract from the storyline. In Bretrayer Ms. Cherryh trims the "fat" and produces a fine engrossing work. Highly recommended.
Marita Ripple More than 1 year ago
This was Ms Cherryh at her best! This book keeps you tuned in and turning pages from cover to cover, The only problem is..........When is the next series starting! The best installment in the Foreinger series in a long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful series.
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One of my favorite series
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