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Science Fiction Space Opera
The nineteenth book in the beloved Foreigner space opera
series begins a new era for human diplomat Bren Cameron, as
he navigates the tenuous peace between human refugees and
the alien atevi.
Bren Cameron, acting as the representative of the
atevi's political leader, Tabini-aiji, as well as
translator between humans and atevi, has undertaken a
mission to the human enclave of Mospheira. Both his presence
on the island and his absence from the continent have
stirred old enemies to realize new opportunities.
Old hatreds. Old grudges. Old ambitions.
The situation has strengthened the determination of
power-seekers on both sides of the strait. Bren knows most
of them very well, but not all of them well enough. The
space station on which the world increasingly relies is
desperate to get more supplies up to orbit and to get a
critical oversupply of human refugees down to the world
below. Rationing is in force on the station, but the
overpopulation problem has to be solved quickly—and Bren's
mission on Mospheira has expanded to include preparation for
First down will be the three children to whom Tabini's son
has a close connection. But following them will be thousands
of humans who have never set foot on a planet, humans
descended from colonists and officers who split off from
Mospheiran humans two hundred years before in a bitter
parting of the ways. There is no way the atevi,
native to the world, will cede any more land to these new
arrivals: they will have to share the island. But certain
Mospheirans are willing to use force to prevent these
refugees from settling among them.
Bren's job is as general peacemaker—but old enemies want
war. Is Bren's diplomatic acumen enough to prevent a war
that both sides are prepared to wage?
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