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The paidhi, Bren Cameron, is in the one place he never really expected to be. He's aboard the Phoenix, heading for a damaged space station, to rescue the people who had been left behind more than a decade before. Bren Cameron is in space -- something he dreamed about when he was younger, but never thought that the world would change so quickly that he'd have this chance.

And, being older and wiser, he's really not certain it's what he truly wants anyway. But he now the Lord of the Heavens and this is his place.

Traveling with him is the aiji dowager, Ilisidi and her great-grandson, the seven year old heir. They were going to a dangerous place -- a place where the humans who are in control are not friends of the Atevi or to the humans like Bren Cameron, who is descended from people the Pilot's Guild would consider rebels and deserters, since they abandoned the station at the Atevi world.

It's a perilous position, made all the more so by the presence of a dangerous new alien race. Bren and Jas, now one of the senior captains on the ship, do their best to establish communications and learn that the station fired on what must have been a peace envoy. The aliens want back the body. Bren is determined to get it for them.

The Pilot's Guild is not cooperating, not in the action with the aliens and not with the idea of 'rescuing' everyone on the station. And Bren learns that the envoy isn't dead, but captured. It's going to be a dangerous game to get him free, satisfy the aliens who are very powerful, and rescue the humans.


This book moved at the speed of light. It was a joy to read and a great adventure with the promise of more 'adventure' than probably Bren would ever want in the future. From toy car races and dinosaur movies to daring raids on enemy territory -- this book never stops.

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Zette's Reading Challenge [View all] , zette, Tue Dec-15-09 07:06 PM
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