Deceiver

Deceiver

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"One of the best long-running SF series in existence" (Publishers Weekly) continues with the second novel in a brand-new Foreigner sequence.

The civil war among the alien Atevi has ended. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri, his son and heir, has returned to the Bujavid, his seat of power. But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over.



Baker & Taylor
Although the civil war among the alien Atevi has ended, and the ruler of the Western Association has returned to his seat of power at the Bujavid, factions loyal to the opposition remain active and still pose a danger.

Baker
& Taylor

Although the civil war among the alien Atevi has ended, and the ruler of the Western Association has returned to his seat of power at the Bujavid, factions loyal to the opposition remain active and still pose a danger. Original.
The civil war among the alien atevi is over-- but peace and tranquility are not in the cards for Bren. Cajeiri, the young son of Tabini-aiai, the ruler, slips away from his bodyguards for an adventure. When rebel clans attack, Bren's pastoral retreat becomes a locked-down fortress.

Publisher: New York : Daw Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780756406011
0756406013
Characteristics: 355 p. ; 24 cm

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andreareads
Jun 25, 2011

Her hair was liberally salted with white, her dark face was a map of years, and she was diminutive for her kind, only human-sized. But the golden eyes had lost none of their spark and snap . . .

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andreareads
Jun 25, 2011

they called him: precocious - which was a way of admiring somebody while calling him a pest. Precocious. Pert. . . . The thing was, there was a fairly fine dividing line between precocious and fool . . .

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andreareads
Jun 25, 2011

Baji-naji, we in this room are all alive when our enemies wish us dead. That is a cheerful point, is it not?

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andreareads
Jun 25, 2011

If you corner somebody . . . you can make them go where you want, by what escape you give them.

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andreareads
Jun 25, 2011

He might be infelicitous eight, but he was nearly nine, and he was smarter than almost anybody except the people his father had left in charge of him . . .

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andreareads
Jun 25, 2011

Some people like you to do them favors. Some people like you to ask them favors. The one wants things. The other wants power. You can read people by that.

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andreareads
Jun 25, 2011

Moped. That was another of Great-grandmother's words, and a state of being he was to avoid. Only bored people moped, Great-grandmother said, and only boring people could be bored.
And he was not to be boring.

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andreareads
Jun 25, 2011

They just shouted at each other because they always shouted at each other over little things, not the big ones.

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andreareads
Jun 25, 2011

It could be done. All of diplomacy was founded on the notion that it could be done.

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bibliophage91
Sep 23, 2011

I really love this series. On the other hand, this is the second book in the fourth trilogy in this universe… if you’re not already a fan, don’t start with this book!

The cover scene does occur in the book, and it’s one of my favourites. Bren gets tough with a rebellious atevi lord.

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andreareads
Jun 25, 2011

I'm always eager to get my hands on a new Foreigner book. If you haven't read any of this excellent series, start at the beginning, with Foreigner. The plots of the novels stand on their own for the most part, but the personal, political and technological development from book to book rewards reading in order. With this particular book, although I enjoyed it, I did find there was a bit too much assessment of the political situation compared to action. I realize when the main character is a high ranking diplomat, power struggles, often on a world-shaking scale, are just part of the deal, but I could have done with a little less recap of which group wanted what. Young Cajeiri continues to delight. Even a simple scene with him having a slingshot competition with a visiting lord is a highlight. I've really enjoyed watching him grow up in these books, A bit of an abrupt ending to this one, but on to the next . . .

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