Halfling Moon

Halfling Moon

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by Sharon Lee
     
 
Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 16

Two Stories of a Tumultuous Time

The Department of the Interior's bloody plot against planet Liad has failed, at least for now, but Clan Korval's firing upon Solcintra, Liad's capital city, to save it from the release of ancient killer machines has resulted in the clan's banishment. Korval has

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Adventures in the Liaden Universe® Number 16

Two Stories of a Tumultuous Time

The Department of the Interior's bloody plot against planet Liad has failed, at least for now, but Clan Korval's firing upon Solcintra, Liad's capital city, to save it from the release of ancient killer machines has resulted in the clan's banishment. Korval has accepted this ruling with glee, but not everything is solved yet, especially with the clan's urgent Plan B still in effect.

"Hidden Resources" deals with untested pilot Quin yos'Phelium, a halfling suddenly in charge of the escape ship for the clan's youngest members as the eldest face several mysterious vessels, most likely bent on revenge. His father missing in the larger fray, Quin's job is clear, but resolve alone may not be enough to pull him through.

In "Moon on the Hills" the focus is on backworld Surebleak, Korval's refuge after their exclusion from Liad. Surebleak is a half-tamed place still ruled by territorial bosses, and Boss Conrad, while trying to tame it, must deal with finding a landing zone for Korval's clan house, and the tree that is the center of the clan. Yulie Shaper is the unknown factor: the road runs through his land and he's not all that fond of changes.


The authors' craftmanship is top-notch, recalling the work of Elizabeth Moon and Lois McMaster Bujold." -- Publishers Weekly

"These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully-realized cultures, both human and alien." -- Elizabeth Moon

". . .good, solid space opera. . . .a very fine piece of entertainment." -- Don D'Ammassa, Science Fiction Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012361783
Publisher:
Pinbeam Books
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Series:
Adventures in the Liaden Universe ® , #16
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
70
Sales rank:
673,767
File size:
121 KB

Meet the Author

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller live in the rolling hills of Central Maine with three insistent muses in the form of cats, and a large cast of characters. Best known for their work in the Liaden Universe®, Lee and Miller have seen published seventeen collaborative novels. Baen Books is currently releasing all of the Liaden novels in several omnibus volumes. The next original Liaden novel, Ghost Ship, will be published in August 2011.

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Halfling Moon 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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~Tris
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Another piece of the puzzle is put in place. Clan Korval's home and tree are relocated to Surebleak in this short story. As a longtime reader of the Liaden stories, I had so often noticed reference to chracters and events that were never adequately explained in the major books. This series of short stories fills in those blanks. Can't wait to go back and reread the Liaden novels again. I juspt wish they were available on my Nook!
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MemElaina More than 1 year ago
Wonderful to see new Korval characters and to fill in the blanks on the story arc.
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