Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajieri, his son and heir, and his human paidhi , Bren Cameron, have returned to the Bujavid, their seat of power. But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over. This family now claims loyalty to Tabini, but the aiji is dubious. To avoid additional conflict, Bren has decided to visit Najida, his country estate on the west coast. Tabini-aiji has once again take over the job of training his young son in the traditional ways of the atevi , and has Cajieri under strict supervision.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Conspirator Foreigner, Jun 12, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: shelf , sci-fi , worldbuilding-sf. This series is still proving to be my go-to feel-good alien-human political machinations with a good mixture of comedy and in-depth world-building. Bren is a solid guy now and we're seeing a lot more of Cajeiri, the eight-year-old son of the head of the Association, from his PoV.
And none of these novels are right without Ilisidi, his great-grandmother, and close friend of Bren. Cajeiri always seems to get into HUGE amounts of trouble, but that's to be expected by an Atevi alien that grew up on a This series is still proving to be my go-to feel-good alien-human political machinations with a good mixture of comedy and in-depth world-building. Cajeiri always seems to get into HUGE amounts of trouble, but that's to be expected by an Atevi alien that grew up on a human-run spaceship.
He's an alien of both worlds and so is of neither. He's also a breath of fresh air and errors. Bren is still a big part of it all, of course, but Cajeiri keeps it fresh. Bren is a full Lord of the Atevi now. It still shocks me how far he's come, and I can't say the change is undeserved. He's done more for both the Atevi and the Humans than anyone in this world's history, and he's freakishly loyal.
Don't think it's all that light, though. It isn't. It's played close to the cuff and we're always forced to live through the big reveals as they come. As a thriller, it's fantastic. There's always some lord somewhere wanting to kill someone. That's the problem with a society run by assassins. View all 7 comments. This and the next book in the series remain one of my favourite stories within the larger Foreigner story line.
I loved how Bren really became Lord Bren in this installment; he was really invested in the welfare Najida and its people. Cajeiri; that kid continues to amuse and intrigue. His love for engineering kept coming into use to help him and his aishid both get in and out of trouble.
And Ilsidi, every time she thwacked her cane down made me laugh. And what a canny, dangerous woman she is, dr This and the next book in the series remain one of my favourite stories within the larger Foreigner story line. And what a canny, dangerous woman she is, dropping that political bombshell that will have serious repercussions for the Western Association, and Bren, because, of course when Sidi-ji gets an idea, she has her young men deal with it.
And who grows the tea that the Atevi drink by the gallon? Cherryh takes time with her story. And this is it - one truly huge epic told in episodes rather than a variety of plots in the same universe. In this instalment, we get the continuation of the re-establishment of Tabini to power after the coup, with all the awkward situations and political 'walking-on-eggs' moments.
In the midst of power plays, Bren finds himself going back to hi 4. In the midst of power plays, Bren finds himself going back to his atevi country house, which he hasn't seen since going to space, and looking forward to some 'relaxed' time after all the happenings. Of course, that is not counting on Cajeiri, who can't take much more of his enforced alienation of all things human and lack of freedom.
What does he do? Escape of course and make his way to Bren's I am really enjoying the addition of Cajeiri's point of view, not just for the difference of perception but also for the fun of it. Bren is still a firm favourite, but these two are really shining in these stories and Ilisidi of course!!
I cannot believe this is the 10th volume and I am still completely happy to stay in this world with all its players :O The jacket blurb for this book is generic to the point of pointless, since the story revolves around Bren, the Dowager, and the young gentleman Cajeiri as the characters and plot moves forward. Towards what, remains to be seen The politics in the Capitol have forced Bren from his temporary residence to his home on the coast, which he decides isn't such a bad thing.
A visit and some relaxation are long overdue. What he leaves behind is one very disgruntled Cajeiri, who takes it upon himself and The jacket blurb for this book is generic to the point of pointless, since the story revolves around Bren, the Dowager, and the young gentleman Cajeiri as the characters and plot moves forward.
What he leaves behind is one very disgruntled Cajeiri, who takes it upon himself and his companions to follow the pahdhi to his coastal estate. Just when the dust is settling from this unexpected turn of events, the young gentleman and his companions end up in a pickle when a boat they "borrowed" is pushed out to sea on the tide. The town comes to the aid of the youngsters and everyone is brought back safely.
A visit to the neighboring estate to express thanks on behalf of all uncovers an assassination plot and an entrenched political rival to Cajeiri's father in an allies house. With the help of the Dowager's forces, the rival fraction is ousted from the peninsula. The book concludes with a rather stunning meeting between the natives of the peninsula, the Padhi, and the Dowager. In my opinion, this was one of the more interesting Foreigner books. Much of the plot surrounds Cajeiri, the troubles he gets into and Bren's reaction to those troubles.
The padhi still assumes too much of the guilt in regards to Cajeiri's actions, when it isn't Bren's fault. The young gentleman is headstrong and resourceful. If the Guild can't keep track of the boy, how in the world does Bren think he can?
What we also see is just how much Bren has integrated himself into the culture of the Atevi, and he admits as much to his brother Toby and his girlfriend Barb when they come to visit. Human norms, such as hugging and effusive greetings are now unfamiliar and awkward for Bren, and he finds himself in this odd place of not really belonging in either world.
There is also a thread of political action happening just below the surface which is subtle, and I'm sure pertinent to forthcoming books. Recommended if you've read the first 9 books in the series. Not a stand alone book. Aug 30, Robert rated it it was ok. Most authors would take a chapter to cover the events that transpire in this book.
As is her style, Cherryh drags a very small scenario out over a few hundred pages. Granted, I've read ten books in this series and they are all structured like this. Often her level of detail is fascinating and it makes the world feel extremely real. For some reason, in this case it drove me crazy. The entire first half of this book is about nothing of significance. Naturally, little lord Cajeiri sneaks away, follows him, and gets into a minor crisis. Bren struggles with his obnoxious ex-girlfriend and his brother.
The Foreigner universe is a fictional universe created by American writer C. The series centers on the descendants of a ship lost in transit from Earth en route to found a new space station. It consists of a series of semi-encapsulated trilogy arcs or sequences that focus on the life of Bren Cameron, the human paidhi , a translator-diplomat to the court of the ruling atevi race. Currently twenty novels have been published between and