Betrayer: Book Twelve of Foreigner

Betrayer: Book Twelve of Foreigner

by C. J. Cherryh
     
 

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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

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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. It is also the 3rd book in the fourth subtrilogy.

Editorial Reviews

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

"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:
356,916
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 type writer while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin and Greek. At 33, she signed over her first three books to DAW and has worked with DAW ever since. She can be found at cherryh.com.

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