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Things are relatively calm in Bren's life -- and you know that just isn't going to last for long. A note from Lord Tatiseigi gives him notice that he must move from the historic apartments he's been leant while the Lord was away -- and he has about three days in which to do so. His own apartment is still in the hands of a clan of dubious alignment and there is no other place open in the historic Bujavid. It looks as though he and his people are going to be living in one of the hotels down the hillside -- a nightmare for security.

After the initial panic, Bren decides now is a good time to go visit his coastal estate, spend a month relaxing, and figure out where he's going to live back in the city when the new assembly begins. A few quiet days at his estate is just what he needs.

Quiet?

Toby is coming to visit. Unfortunately, he will also bring Barb. That's bound to create trouble. Next Cajeiri, upset that he's been denied the promised fishing trip, takes his two followers and heads to see Bren anyway, causing all kinds of havoc at home and at the estate.

A mishap with a small boat, a serious problem with a neighbor, assassins in the house, and a visit from the aiji-dowage: Bren is not getting the quiet he needs.

While I was reading this book, I began to think that they needed to put Caijeiri on a leash. He's always wandering off and getting into trouble. But then it occurred to me that they would have to do the same with Bren. I also had a strange thought that Caijeiri seems older than his years, and thought about the spider plants growing wild on the ship, and wondering if there isn't a connection.

This was an exciting tale, like all the others. It was interesting to see Bren trying to juggle things between his human brother and his staff. And it was also a very interesting look at what happens when mani'chi goes bad in an atevi.

It is, like the others, another book in the series that is well worth reading. I am looking forward to the next one, which (as I write this) should be out within a month. I've had a whirlwind adventure, reading all ten Foreigner books in three months. It's going to be difficult to not have the rest of them -- but there are more coming out. Another has already been delivered to the publisher, and C.J. Cherryh has begun the next one already. The adventure is far from over.

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