Retread Shop

Retread Shop

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by T. Jackson King
     
 

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Retread Shop--an Alien-controlled galactic bazaar of unimaginable wealth, rigid caste systems, violent battles and ancient cutthroat rivalries. Young Billy McGuire, its only human and an orphan, is unwanted, scorned, and forced to steal for his living. But now he has a patron, a mysterious Alien trader and a new ambition--to become the Shop's first human

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Retread Shop--an Alien-controlled galactic bazaar of unimaginable wealth, rigid caste systems, violent battles and ancient cutthroat rivalries. Young Billy McGuire, its only human and an orphan, is unwanted, scorned, and forced to steal for his living. But now he has a patron, a mysterious Alien trader and a new ambition--to become the Shop's first human Merchant no matter what the odds! On that path to becoming a merchant Billy finds a friend in the panda bear Melisay, a mentor in the plant-anemone Zilkie, a master trader in the matriarch Ding do-wort, some mobile plants that have secrets they might share, and a whale-like creature who runs a Trading Guild that is multi-species and which may just accept him as a Trading student. If, that is, Billy can survive the guild's Pathway of Challenges! If he can survive starships blowing up, laser attacks, battles with deadly robots, and messianic Aliens! And if he can survive the Alien killers of his parents.

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Library Journal
The rules of trade held together a multitude of alien races in peaceful, if sometimes cutthroat rivalry on the planet known as the ``Retread Shop'' until a human orphan began his climb up the mercantile ladder and unwittingly threatened the delicate balance of power. Engaging alien characters, a likeable protagonist, and a vividly realized world make King's first sf novel a good purchase for sf collections. JC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148574248
Publisher:
Wilder Publications Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2012
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
528,727
File size:
821 KB

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