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Peacemaker

by C. J. Cherryh

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Series: Foreigner (15)

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One of my favourites in this generally excellent series, this stands above many of the others. Superb pacing and characters, excellent action and tension, a little humour, a little discovery and just gripping from start to finish.

Cajeri's birthday is finally here! After a least two books heralding it, the fortuitous ninth birthday has arrived. He has his shipboard human guests, and even his grown up family seem to all more or less happy together. There's only the trifling matter left over from the end of the last book - that they've discovered the assassin's guild is corrupt from the very core outwards, and Bren et al, have no idea who and what resource they can trust with their secret. Even worse their previous actions have been forced to show their hand to the 'Shadow Guild' know they are coming. Bren's guards, the only people he trusts in the entire mainland, have to fix this once and for all.

A very upbeat and fast acting book, unlike most of the series. The writing quality even 15 books in, remains as high as CJC always manages. The attention to detail is consistent, the characters distinct and sparkle with unique touches, even the Guild who have little roles. As ever the entire book is carried between Bren and Cajari, so the motivations and political machinations of most of the actors always remain shrounded, but this end makes their eventual resolutions much more enlightening for all that.

Although this is a clear high point and end of one fo the trilogies plenty is left unresolved, we still haven't heard from the Kyo, and new Station politics are reminded for us. Also included is a brief history of the association which makes this (or the previous volume?) a good point to pick up the story. ( )
  reading_fox | Oct 1, 2016 |
A rather disappointing entry in the lengthy but most excellent "Foreigner" series. No one does anthropological sci-fi like Ms.Cherryh. I still think her "Chanur" seires was her best work. She's still my favorite Science Fiction author and I hope for more quality offerings from her in the future. ( )
1 vote tcards | Jul 23, 2014 |
A rather disappointing entry in the lengthy but most excellent "Foreigner" series. No one does anthropological sci-fi like Ms.Cherryh. I still think her "Chanur" seires was her best work. She's still my favorite Science Fiction author and I hope for more quality offerings from her in the future. ( )
  tcards | Jul 23, 2014 |
Hmmm. While this long-running series occasionally has pauses to regroup—and I don't mind that—this was a bit of "nothing happens". ( )
  TadAD | Jun 15, 2014 |
This feels like the end of this series, although Cherryh leaves loose ends and her options are clearly open, but the story line she initiated so many books ago comes to a coherent and happy stopping point here. A convenient summary is appended in the form of an article by two of the protagonists. ( )
  nmele | May 9, 2014 |
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Lockwood, ToddCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0756408830, Hardcover)

At last—Cajeiri has his young guests from the starship, three young folk entranced by weather and trees and creatures with minds of their own. It’s all he dreamed of...
 
But now safety is foremost: Cajeiri’s grandfather has been assassinated, hostile Assassins Guild invaded Great-uncle’s house, and now Bren Cameron, paidhi-aiji, who was sent to keep the aiji’s son safe, has more than the young guests on his mind. The aiji-dowager knows who’s to blame for the attacks, and they’re going after him.
 
The fact that the person responsible is in the heart of Assassins’ Guild Headquarters, the most closely guarded fortress on the continent, is not going to stop her.
 
Bren Cameron has the pieces now, of a decades-old plot that’s been threaded through Guild actions going back before his arrival on the continent, and more—he knows the person responsible is going to find out he knows, and find out within hours.
 
They have no choice. If they don’t move, the other side will.
 
And the lives of the boy, the guests, the entire ruling family are at stake.

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"At last--Cajeiri has his young guests from the starship, three young folk entranced by weather and trees and creatures with minds of their own. It's all he dreamed of...But now safety is foremost: Cajeiri's grandfather has been assassinated, hostile Assassins Guild invaded Great-uncle's house, and now Bren Cameron, paidhi-aiji, who was sent to keep the aiji's son safe, has more than the young guests on his mind. The aiji-dowager knows who's to blame for the attacks, and they're going after him. The fact that the person responsible is in the heart of Assassins' Guild Headquarters, the most closely guarded fortress on the continent, is not going to stop her."--Publisher's website.… (more)

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