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With the first book in the third Foreigner Sequence, it's a return to the world of the Atevi, the Phoenix having overcome all obstacles, rescued the stranded humans of the Reunion Station and even made tentative peace with a new alien race. It should be a return in triumph.

Things have changed at home. The Western Association of the atevi is in a state of chaos. There are reports of rebellions. The station is low on supplies and now has to take on several thousand more rescued humans. And worst -- the worst of all -- Tabini aiji is reported dead by his usurper.

Into this chaotic, troubled land Bren, Ilisidi and Tabini's son and heir, must make their way across country to the dubious safety of an old, hidebound lord with no love of humans and their technology. And while he knows that their journey to Reunion and the contact with the kyo aliens vindicates everything that Tabini did to rush his people to the stars, Bren cannot help but feel that maybe he failed in his own true job -- that of the paidhi, who stood between the atevi and human technology that everyone feared would ruin their civilization if handed over too quickly.

But what could he have done differently?

This is another great book in the series, from the surprise fall of the Western Association through all the trouble Bren and his companions have to find safety and get news of a problem that might be following them in -- the new alien race that expects to find a stable, Atevi government with everything in hand.

There are times when I think Bren 'thinks' too much, but beyond that I very rarely even come up for air as I'm reading. Far too often, I've found it dawn before I put one of these books down and get a few hours sleep. The characters are wonderful, the plot exciting and world building exquisite.

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