Intruder: Foreigner #13

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The civil war among the alien atevi has ended. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri his son and heir, and his human paidhi, Bren Cameron, have returned to the Bujavid, their seat of power.

But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over.

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Intruder: Book Thirteen of Foreigner

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Overview

The civil war among the alien atevi has ended. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri his son and heir, and his human paidhi, Bren Cameron, have returned to the Bujavid, their seat of power.

But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

"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." — SFSite

"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

“Cherryh’s project is particularly impressive, not only because it has gone on for so many years and volumes, but because every partial mutual understanding gained by humans and atevi opens up new opportunities for misunderstanding (and vice versa).” —Locus

"The latest Foreigner Universe saga...is a deep cerebral entry." —Midwest Review  

"Another beautifully woven tapestry in a mesmerizing series about a complex alien society. Ms. Cherryh’s expertise in world-building is again showcased in this masterpiece of protocol and intrigue that blends easily understood emotions with the intricacies of maneuvering that accompanies power struggles on a global scale." —Night Owl Reviews

"One of the best long-running SF series in existence...Cherryh remains one of the most talented writers in the field." —Publishers Weekly

"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

"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." —SFSite

“Cherryh superbly crafts complex intrigues and alien races possessed of integrity, as well as a sense of otherness.” —Library Journal

VOYA - Nancy Wallace
Bren Cameron, paidhi-aiji, returns to Sheridan with Machigi's verbal agreement to a contract with Ilisidi, the aiji-dowager, that may unite and ally the Marid. Bren's position as neutral negotiator has made him a target by factions that do not want peace or agreement. He even fears the reaction of Tabini-aiji, the ruler of the aishidi'tat. But Bren discovers that Tabini's concern is divided between conflict and intrigue in his own household and a shake-up in the Assassins Guild that threatens the very structure of the Atevi government. While complicated political posturing occupies Bren, Cajeiri, Tabini's eight-year-old son, comes under threat by his own mother's bodyguards. The Foreigner series has been marked by excellent writing and extraordinary world building. This thirteenth installment is no exception. While short on action compared to the last two books, the intense political intrigue is both chilling and captivating. Alarming details are revealed that put all past alliances in question. While the aishidi'tat awaits the signing of a world-changing contract, the Aiji's son barricades himself in his apartment, afraid for his life. The alternating points of view between Bren and Cajeiri create both tension and comic relief. Cajeiri's acquisition of a pet parid'ja, a monkey-like creature, leads to mischief and mishaps but also unwittingly exposes the spies in his father's household. This series has strong appeal for science fiction lovers and has earned a cherished spot on most library shelves. Reviewer: Nancy Wallace
Locus
"Some of the finest work of Cherryh's long and distinguished career."
Denver Post
"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."
SFSite
"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."
Chicago Sun-Times
“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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756407155
  • Publisher: DAW
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: Foreigner Universe Series, #13
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 577,822
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.26 (d)

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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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    Very very good!

    The 13th novel in this series of great stories and plot twists. As usual, Ms. Cherryh ties up some lose ends and opens a few new avenues to further the story and develop more directions for the characters to explore. A wealth of political intrigue, alien contact, and psychological activity to be explored.
    Go out and get the first of the series and sit back for a wonderful ride. I can never put a new one down until it is read and can't wait for the next to be in my hands!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Recommended

    CJ Cherryh's books are always the best. BTW it has not been released yet!

    You may want to wait to release any reviews

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Definitely a good read in the Foreigner Universe - Gotta check it out!!!!

    The beginning of the next story arc in the Foreigner Universe to be followed up by Protector, and Peacemaker. Intruder is a good read set back in the capital city of Shijidan where political intrigue swirls around Bren Cameron, the Paidhi for the Atevi. Familiar characters reprise roles along with new characters involved in plots, intrigues, and political struggle. The Assassin's Guild is embroiled with inner turmoil making normal politics double edged. Intruder is a wind-up for the following two book, but you won't be disappointed. I highly recommend it for anyone who follows the Foreigner Universe and enjoys human and alien interaction with double meanings. Two thumbs up!

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    Very engaging. A great continuation of the story.

    I found that I was always looking forward to find if there was another firefight but it didn't happen. The story was very much set around the pre-nine year old and the moving into his "new" home. This was a very comforting part of the story bringing a family together and incorporating the ongoing drama of the life of a negotiator in an alien landscape. I read it in two sittings!

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    Posted May 19, 2012

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