City of Pearl
Three separate alien societies have claims on Cavanagh's Star. But the new arrivals -- the gethes from Earth -- now threaten the tenuous balance of a coveted world. Environmental Hazard Enforcement officer Shan Frankland agreed to lead a mission to Cavanagh's Star, knowing that 150 years would... show more
Three separate alien societies have claims on Cavanagh's Star. But the new arrivals -- the gethes from Earth -- now threaten the tenuous balance of a coveted world. Environmental Hazard Enforcement officer Shan Frankland agreed to lead a mission to Cavanagh's Star, knowing that 150 years would elapse before she could finally return home. But her landing, with a small group of scientists and Marines, has not gone unnoticed by Aras, the planet's designated guardian. An eternally evolving world himself, this sad, powerful being has already obliterated millions of alien interlopers and their great cities to protect the fragile native population. Now Shan and her party -- plus the small colony of fundamentalist humans who preceded them -- could face a similar annihilation . . . or a fate far worse. Because Aras possesses a secret of the blood that would be disastrous if it fell into human hands -- if the gethes survive the impending war their coming has inadvertently hastened.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 24th 2004
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 392
Edition language: English
Series: The Wess'har Wars (#1)
I found myself really enjoying this book after reading the first chapter. When I read the prologue I was a bit nervous that the book would be from Ares POV, but it wasn't entirely. It shifted now and then, however it flowed rather nicely so it was very easy to adjust to. After reading a few chapter...
(Review originally posted on my livejournal account: http://intoyourlungs.livejournal.com/29688.html)Why I Read It: This was calico_reaction's Dare for the month of December as well as the selection for The Women of Science Fiction book club.When I first cracked open this book, I think it's worth me...
after reading her Republic Commando books, I had very high hopes. Which were dashed. This is about an eco-cop that goes on a mission to another planet. Finds humans and aliens and becomes a new type of alien. The book was about paganism and earth worship. It was not a pleasure to read and I shall be...