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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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C. J. Cherryh – bibliography

Following uncounted re-readings I have grown very attached to the books in C.J Cherryh’s Foreigner Universe.  The humour has grown on me extensively, and with scads of re-reads, I am following the plots and nuances quite well. I love the number-counters! The tone is really distinctive: distant but full of dry humor.  Although they were not the easiest books to get started with, I think they are worth the effort. I know I did not follow who-what-where-when in the first time I read Foreigner, that’s for sure.

The titles! I know it’s good branding to use a one-word style, but I cannot keep them straight in my head.  I am trying to buy all of them in hardcover so that they can stand up to future decades of reading… but instead I have three hard-cover copies of Destroyer, no copies of Deceiver, and just a paperback Defender.  Anyone want to buy a copy of Destroyer?

Our cat ‘Jago’ may not appreciate my enthusiasm, especially when people at the vet are not sure how to pronounce her name. Read the rest of this entry »

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