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His Conquering Sword by Kate Elliot
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His Conquering Sword

by Kate Elliot

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Series: Jaran (3), Jaran: The Sword of Heaven (2)

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Book 3 of the Jaran series. The consequences of intermixing with the native people of the planet Rhui are having wider and wider consequences and Elliott continues to make it interesting. If you started out liking the first one, you'll probably still like it. Things must resolve in Book 4 so I can hardly wait to get started. Look to the final book for a summing up. **** ( )
  sibyx | Feb 12, 2013 |
Still love this series. I think it's an interesting mix of post-colonial critique, traditional folk tale, and political drama.
One thing I was thinking about while reading is that there's not a lot of struggle in this one. There is one very sad main thing that happens, but other than that I mostly just enjoy reading because of the characters. ( )
  flemmily | Oct 16, 2009 |
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Kate Elliotprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Burns,JimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elliott, EricIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"He, who the sword of heaven will bear
Should be as holy as severe ..."
- SHAKESPEARE,
Measure for Measure
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Aleksi could no longer look at the sky without wondering.
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When Conquerors Clash
on the planet Rhui, the Jaran tribes, under the leadership of Ilya Bakthiian have ranged far in their campaign to subjugate all who will not willingness veiled to their rule. Yet even as they prepare to besiege the royal city of Karkand, many another battle is being waged on a far more personal - and perhaps a more important - scale. For Ilya is married to Tess Soerensen, a woman born not on Rhui but on Earth, and a woman, too, who is the only heir to Charles Soerensen, leader of the failed rebellion against the alien Chapalii Empire and now a duke of that same empire.
And Charles has come to Rhui for two reasons: to reclaim his sister, and to decipher long hidden and invaluable data about the Mushai, the legendary Chapalii who concealed his own rebellion against the empire.

But Tess has no desire to become anyone's puppet, and unless the three can make their own private peace and agree upon a common strategy for conquest, what hope do they have of overthrowing an Empire that was thriving before humans learned to walk erect?
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On the planet Rhui, the Jaran tribes have subjugated all who will not willingly yield to their rule.

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