The long antennae -- five feet long? six? and covered with what looked like very short fur -- swept forward, quivering in the air over Ahvren's head. It took all his self-control to keep from stepping back. Then the antennae lifted away, without touching him, much to his relief. They remained cocked forward, but relaxed oscillating slowly.
Strangers in a bizarre land -- that's what Ahvren's people, the Vivitare, are. They are the conquerors, the rulers now, of the T'Chin confederacy. But Ahvren is no longer sure what that means. After spending two years fighting a brutal war on another planet, here -- where not a single shot was fired -- victory doesn't seem quite so...victorious.
Ahvren welcomes the peace, but he doesn't fully trust it. How could all these people surrender so easily? Are they all cowards? Not likely. And his mistrust is not unwarranted: Rumors abound of a plot to assassinate the Vivitare emperor.
But Ahvren's disdain for war is even greater than his mistrust of peace. The last thing he wants is to rejoin the emperor's fleet and conquer the next planet. So he strikes a bargain with his father. If he can uncover the plot to assassinate the emperor, Ahvren can choose his own path. It's a challenge that will take more wits than strength, and Ahvren's not sure he's up for it. But it's also the most important test he's ever faced and his success is vital. For not only does the emperor's life depend on it, so does Ahvren's.
In intricate detail, Hilari Bell weaves a tale of danger and suspense that will captivate readers and draw them into this wholly imaginative world.
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Hilari Bell is a reference librarian in her hometown of Denver, Colorado, where she lives with her family. Her favorite books are fantasy, science fiction, and mystery -- all the ingredients for a great novel! She is also the author of Songs Of Power and A Matter of Profiit, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and one of the New York Public Library's "Books for the Teen Age 2002."
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060295139
Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Viv Ahvren is a young man desperately searching for his place in a new and alien world. Risking his own future and his sister' s freedom, his quest leads him to rumors that could destroy the planet T' Chin and all who live within its high stone walls. When at last the facts are discovered, Viv must face an expensive truth and decide if his journey is worth continuing. In intricate detail, Hilari Bell weaves a tale of danger and suspense that will captivate readers and draw them into a wholly imaginative world. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060295139
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060295139
Book Description HarperCollins, U.S.A., 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. RARE Advance Reading Copy-Uncorrected Proof-Not For Sale. 1st Edition-ARC. 1st Printing-ARC. New copy. Never read. Trade paperback format. Back cover has a crease. Still a nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 002144
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