Betrayer

Betrayer

[a Foreigner Novel]

Book - 2011
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The twelfth book in Hugo Award winner C.J. Cherryh's epic Foreigner series.

In the wake of civil war, Bren Cameron, the brilliant human diplomat of the alien atevi civilization, has left the capital and sought refuge at his country estate, Najida. But now he is trapped inside Najida-which has been surrounded by enemies- with the powerful grandmother of his ally, Tabiniaiji, atevi leader of the Western Association. Ilisidi, the aiji-dowager, is not inclined to be passive and sends Bren into enemy territory, to the palace of the leader of the rebels.

Bren's mission is to negotiate with Machigi-a young atevi lord who has never actually seen a human-and somehow persuade him to cease his hostile actions against the west. Is Bren a shrewd enough negotiator to stay alive, and not alienate Ilisidi or Tabini, while also representing the interests of their enemy?

Publisher: New York : DAW Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780756406547
9780756407148
Branch Call Number: CHER
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 24 cm

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nancy707 Jul 30, 2012

Book 12

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bibliophage91
Sep 19, 2011

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!

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andreareads
Jul 04, 2011

This story starts with a tense political situation and most of the action happening behind the scenes, but once things reach a boiling point there's plenty of the kind of excitement that's much more fun to read about than to experience first hand. Bullets are flying, escape routes are uncertain. These books are set in a culture where widespread armed conflict is rare and there is strict respect for the safety of non-combatants. Betrayer gives us insight into both the Guild members who honour these conventions and the renegades who ignore them. Main character Bren Cameron seems to be under the curse, "May you live in interesting times," but it does make for interesting reading.

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andreareads
Jul 04, 2011

No second-guessing at this point. They were in the mess, things were in motion, and there was no way back from here, no way that he and his bodyguard could arrange. They had to survive . . .

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andreareads
Jul 04, 2011

He thought of a lot of things, none that were practical, and most of which were rash in the extreme, and he knew, sensibly speaking, that a stray, pale human in run-down boots and a pale dress coat wandering through the lines of fire was just not going to end well.

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andreareads
Jul 04, 2011

It was a good thing to be wanted.
Even in mutually incompatible directions.

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