Hardcover, 345 pages

English language

Published Aug. 18, 2005 by DAW Books.

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It has been two years since the starship Phoenix left Alpha Station on a rescue mission to a faraway sector of space where over four thousand human spacers were under attack by a hostile alien race. Now, the Phoenix is almost home, having successfully rescued the stranded colonists through the combined negotiating talents of Bren Cameron-brilliant human paidhi to the atevi court, currently representing Tabini-aiji, the atevi ruler-and of Tabini's grandmother llisidi, the aiji-dowager, a fearsome, wily, and ambitious atevi leader in her own right.

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  • Space ships
  • Space warfare
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Fiction
  • Life on other planets
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