Posts Tagged C. J. Cherryh

Betrayer – C.J. Cherryh

The Atevi can still kick ass.

Betrayer – C.J. Cherryh.

Stars: Four of five.
Summary: The fourth arc (ConspiratorDeceiver, and Betrayer) is set in the immediate aftermath of the third arc, and is set against the shifting political relations between the different Atevi ethnic factions. With Tabini restored in Shejidan, Bren must find a way to stabilize the Eastern and coastal regions where he has his own Lordly estate. The peace gained with the restoration of Tabini’s rule is threatened by long standing ethnic and cultural differences between the ruling Ragi Atevi and the more conservative Edi and Eastern clans. The civil war among the alien atevi has ended. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri his son and heir, and his human paidhi, Bren Cameron, have returned to the Bujavid, their seat of power. (from the skimpy wikipedia article and goodreads)

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

I am posting this review retroactively – since I read it in May or June and it is now September.  This is a quick-not-doing-it-justice note, and moving on now to post more of the backlog.

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Deceiver – C.J. Cherryh

The Atevi can kick ass.

Deceiver – C.J. Cherryh.

Stars: Four of five.
Summary: The fourth arc (ConspiratorDeceiver, and Betrayer) is set in the immediate aftermath of the third arc, and is set against the shifting political relations between the different Atevi ethnic factions. With Tabini restored in Shejidan, Bren must find a way to stabilize the Eastern and coastal regions where he has his own Lordly estate. The peace gained with the restoration of Tabini’s rule is threatened by long standing ethnic and cultural differences between the ruling Ragi Atevi and the more conservative Edi and Eastern clans. 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.(from the skimpy wikipedia article and goodreads)

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.

I am posting this review retroactively – since I read it in May or June and it is now September.  This is a quick-not-doing-it-justice note, and moving on now to post more of the backlog.

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eBooks, signed books, and signed book plates

I didn’t realize that getting a book signed could be easy, at least if you are looking for something from C.J. Cherryh.♥

Signed books are neat, but two way shipping can be ruinous! These beautiful self-stick bookplates provide a happy compromise. They can be affixed to any physical book…or a CD containing ebook files, if that strikes your fancy!

via Closed Circle Book Store » Closed Circle.

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Babes with Blasters – genre guide

Front cover

Dont mess with Kylara Vatta

What I mean by Babes with Blasters is:  science fiction with a strong female protagonist, with a military context. The alliteration was too fun to pass up.

  1. Number one in my category – the Vatta’s War series by Elizabeth Moon. Pure fun!  Military science fiction, and excellent covers in the copies I’ve seen.
  2. Hammered, Scardown, Worldwired – Elizabeth Bear. I think the middle book is the best of the series. Here we notice the bizarre trend in this genre to crop the heads off female cover models who wear tight space-suits.
  3. Babe number three is Tanya Huff’s Sergeant Torin Kerr, in the Valor series.  The first books are: Valor’s Trial, Valor’s Choice, The Better  Part of Valor Torin wears a reasonable space-suit on that cover.
  4. Sauscony Valdoria kicks butt as a Jagernaut and heir to the Skolian Imperial throne – Primary Inversion by Catherine Asaro launched her many-book sago on that universe.
  5. Women of War is actually the anthology that inspired me to collect this list. Some of the shorts in this anthology are AMAZING. Some, well, not so much. I was hoping it would lead to more authors for this list, but many of the writers were very new.
  6. C.J. Cherryh’s Jago, e.g. in Destroyer. The Foreigner Universe by C.J. Cherryh features a strong female alien character – Jago – a member of the assassins’ guild. Read the rest of this entry »

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