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The Lord of the Heavens, the paid'hi Bren Cameron has returned victorious from a two year voyage in space. He's brought back everyone, saved the humans of a far station and convinced a new alien race that the Atevi -- and Tabini in particular -- are in charge of the world, not the humans who so badly messed up things where the Kyo are concerned.

Only he quickly found that Tabini had been deposed by a reckless southerner. Now he and his Atevi companions must do their best to get Tabini back in charge before the Kyo turn up on the proverbial doorstep.

The problem, though, is that many of the Atevi believe that Bren Cameron and his space program -- and the rush of technology that came with it -- is the reason why their world is now in a civil war. This makes Bren as much a target for assassins as Tabini himself.

Once again, C. J. Cherryh has moved the continuing story of Bren's life forward at a frantic pace, and with the knowledge that -- win or lose -- this isn't going to be over, only makes the story all the more intersting. There will be trouble in the southern lands where the usurper rose to power with his clan. And there is the problem that the Kyo might show up at any time. The humans on the island are frantic, believing they're going to be under attack by the Atevi as well, and Bren is no more popular there than he has been in years past.

He is safest with his Guild body guards and sticking close to Tabini . . . except that the great lord is avoiding him, and Bren realizes that he has most likely fallen out of favor with the only person who really has the power to keep him safe.

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