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Conquerors' Heritage (The Conquerors Saga, Book Two) (edition 1995)
by Timothy Zahn
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553567721, Mass Market Paperback)In Conquerors' Pride, Timothy Zahn, Hugo Award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Star Wars(r) trilogy, unfurled an epic tale of drama and courage as the interstallar Commonwealth faced savage invasion by alien starships of unknown origin. Now he probes deeply into the world of the invaders themselves in one of the most powerful evocations of an alien society ever created.
The Zhirrzh have won a temporary respite in their war with the barbarians. But the Human captive Pheylan Cavanaugh has escaped, and for that Thrr-gilag, the young Searcher, finds himself disgraced, his bond-engagement to a female of a rival clan imperilled. Soon he becomes a target of hidden and powerful forces seeking to remake Zhirrzh society in their own merciless image. His only hope is to prove that the overclan authorities are wrong: that it was not the
Humans who started the war.
But time is short. The forces of the Zhirrzh are overextended and face swift retaliation. The Zhirrzh have learned to conquer death itself -- but even that awesome power will be no match for the devastating might of the Human Conqueror armadas. Thrr-gilag soon comes to realize that his people face a two-fold
threat: destruction by Human technology. . . or destruction from within.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:53:38 -0400)
Young Searcher, Thrr-gilag, disgraced after the escape of human captive Pheylan Cavanagh, becomes the target of hidden and powerful forces seeking to remake Zhirrzh society.
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