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Deceiver The Eleventh Novel In Cherryh S Foreigner Space Opera Series, A Groundbreaking Tale Of First Contact And Its Consequences The Civil War Among The Alien Atevi Has Ended And Tabini Aiji, The Ruler Of The Western Association, Has Returned To Power Bren Cameron, Tabini S Human Paidhi, Decides To Return To His Recovered Home On The Coast, But When Tabini S Son Cajeiri Flees His Responsibilities To Join Bren, Tabini Sends The Boy S Great Grandmother, Ilisidi, To Find Him Najida, Bren S Coastal Home, Is No Longer The Safe Haven It Once Was For A Neighbor S Estate The Ancestral Home Of Lord Geigi, A Close Associate Of Bren S Has Been Left Without Strong Leadership Lord Geigi Now Resides On The Atevi Space Station, And In His Absence, Rebel Clans Have Infiltrated His Home When These Rebels Attack Bren S Home, The Paidhi Has No Choice But To Recall Lord Geigi From Space With Lord Geigi, Ilisidi, Bren, And Cajeiri All Under One Roof, They Pose An Irresistible Target For The Enemy Can These Four Powerful Individuals Overcome Their Adversaries And End This Guerilla War That Is The Last Vestige Of Revolution The Long Running Foreigner Series Can Also Be Enjoyed By Casual Genre Readers In Sub Trilogy Installments Deceiver Is The 11th Foreigner Novel, And The 2nd Book In The Fourth Subtrilogy From The Paperback Edition.


10 thoughts on “Deceiver

  1. says:

    It s always a real treat to pick up these books even when I know it s gong to have some parts that are going to inevitably annoy me Such as Barb But despite that, I think I m really getting into or perhaps diving ever deeper into the alien political misadventure It s almost as if I m meant to cry in relief every single time Bren daydreams or doodles or has to convalesce after getting shot because all his other hours are just filled the sneaky suspicion that he s just landed his and his allies staff in yet another outbreak of war Those backward Atevi just don t appreciate the human influence or working indoor toilets For shame Even so, I love the pace and the constant simmer of excitement I d grown to expect Tabini s son and his delightful PoV to get into yet another kerfuffle, but would you believe it Not This Time Of course, Tobi and Barb and a mess of other Atevi youngsters are than enough to get people shot or kidnapped or turn the South into another outbreak o...


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    Deceiver picks up the narrative immediately after the events of Conspirator, plunging us in the murky waters of political intrigue The retaking of power by Tabiti is by all means not a finalised action and enemy factions still abound, just under the surface Every action, or even non action, has to be analysed and re analysed, and of course, the smallest item could in fact be something about to metaphorically and literally blow up in your face There is a LOT of thinking going on here, but it makes sense, and if you ve reached book 11, I m sure you are not going to stop here O Cherryh truly has us hooked Some action scenes do pepper the story, with Toby getting hurt, Barb kidnapped, and fighting to acquire defend strategic positions.The narration is once divided between Bren and Cajeiri, and I ve come to really enjoy this, witnessing how the young atevi is growing in his role and character, and learning rather a lot, especially considering he is only 8 His relationship with his great grandmother, Ilisidi, is brilliant And on the other side of this triangle felicitous 3 , we have of course Bren, forever trying to sort ev...


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    Bren and Tabini 3 We rarely see the Human ambassador and the Aiji of the Western Association together, but I ve always been fascinated by their mutual respect for each other.Did I mention how much I love my new Photoshop brushes They look so chalk y, it s almost like I m drawing on real paper My Preciousssss Brushessss Ops, wrong website Ahem DECEIVER The review of the book not the brushes.Well, what can I say, we re still stuck dealing with rebels, assassins and back stabbing Atevi politicians Not that I m complaining, C.J.Cherryh is amazing at politics and intrigues, but WHAT s happening with the humans on the space station How are they adapting to this new world How are humans and Atevi working together Where are the aliens When are we going to hear from them As much as I m enjoying the Atevi culture and Bren exploring the different associations, I m too anxious to see how the Main plot develops, and dealing with different rebel groups for the past 5 books has been rather exhausting.Ok, I know I sound rather negative, but after reading book 6, my brain just went WILD with theories and predictions and general excitement for where the series is heading, only to be replaced by stressful anticipation Nevertheless, despite my whining like a...


  4. says:

    Review from BadelyngeWriting a review for the 11th book of a beloved series, nearly two decades in the reading is probably not the most useful thing I could be doing with my time If you ve got to book 10 I doubt you are going to need much prodding from me to pick this one up But I love this series too much not to want to just tuck the book away and move on without getting a few words about it out of my system The politics is thick in this one There s always quite a bit but this one seemed to have than usual I m not much of a political animal so I m glad Bren, our trusty paidhi, is on hand to keep track of the situation Like the previous book, instead of the single Bren point of view we also get to see the world from the perspective of the precocious Atevi lordling Cajeiri He s having a spot of bother with his new bodyguards who are showing no signs of forming manchi with him, that unquantifiable at least on human terms Atevi instinct that causes members of their race to form attachments To their cost humans have confused manchi with the Human understanding of love or friendship, neither of which have any Atevi equivalent Inter species linguistic confusions caused the Atevi Human war not long after the Humans first arrived Peaceful co existence was deemed too unstable and prone to further misunderstanding and the human survivors were ceded an island kingdom and a permanent separation from A...


  5. says:

    I m really glad that I have the next installment of this series in hand because this one abruptly ended with everything still up in the air Usually the books in this series resolve the current conflict or at least come to a natural break This one did not.At the current point, Bren and Illisidi are acting without the explicit approval of Tabini, but all signs indicate he will be pleased if they are able to resolve the situation and likely take the credit Ceajiri continues to mature It is hard to believe he is only 8 years old Toby and Barb are still around and providing some of the tension and action The Atevi guild who protect Bren and Illisidi are involved as usual Lord Geigi has to come back from the space station to help resolve the situation in which his nephew is involved, although it is bigger and ...


  6. says:

    The only thing wrong with this book is that I have to wait til April for the next one that s a grumpy face I like how she s changing points of view It began a book or so ago and at first, I wasn t sure how I felt about it gasp change in my comfortable atevi world but now am liking it quite a lot There were some truly hilarious scenes with Ilisidi and Cajieri, and of course the trademark tension of a potentially deadly political disaster resulting in bloodshed And one scene where Tano puts his hand out to block Barb from hugging Bren with her typical brainlessness and she is knocked backward to the the floor, hitting her head and effectively shutting her up by rendering her unconscious Something that should ve been done to Barb several books back as I m sure other readers of the ...


  7. says:

    3 This one really seemed like a middle book, which is to say it felt like filler Sure, stuff happens, but nothing gets significantly advanced and the books ends in a non ending kind of place Not a cliff hanger, just unfinished business.And if I m honest, Bren can sometimes be a bit of an asshole Granted it s an oblivious asshole, but how worried for your brother can you be if you stuff him in the basement because everyone else is important than he is, then leave to go travel and forget to tell him Asshole Oh sure, he s likeable and not a...


  8. says:

    Ahhh, a new CJ Cherryh book I m always looking forward to her latest release In this case Deceiver is Ms Cherryh s 11th in the Foreigner series After 11 books in a series one might expect the tempo to become stale, however Ms Cherryh has kept the series alive nicely Deceiver has the feeling and tempo that is reminiscent of an Akira Kurosawa film the interactions are deep and intricate, the story is moving with action that comes alive in the telling Ms Cherryh shows the character interactions by having secondary and tertiary character providing insight into the story In this case, Cajeiri is back to being a secondary character a senior secondary character since we re still seeing part of the story from his perspective with good input from Ilisidi and the return of Lord Geigi to interact with his nephew Baiji As always, Bren s staff Banichi, Jago, Algini, and Tano is present and as always they re level of interaction is fairly predictable with Banichi and Jago providing the most insight for the story and Algini and Tano being closer to tertiary characters As with any good Kurosawa movie the plot is simple but complicated with its de...


  9. says:

    The best entry in this series since the space voyage many years ago now More action than in recent volumes where the previous novel was about 95% internal monologue and conversation, here it s about 80% Outstanding chess game politics, of course, everything the series has delivered all along A very welcome addition young Caijieri has grown from scamp and boy hostage into a very impressive thinker The scenes narrated from his maturing POV are a true delight The ...


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    i m finally beginning to feel guilty for enjoying this continuing series It was sci fi in an anthropological sense for the first couple of books, but the series quickly devolved into political soap opera I m still enjoying the books though because i still have a connection to the characters The Deceiver had plenty of action in the military politics vein but I m ready for Ms Cher...


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