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Thornley, Diann.

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ISBN 10: 0312858434 / ISBN 13: 9780312858438
Published by Tor., NY:, 1995
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Book 1 of The Saga of the Unified Worlds. This copy signed by Thornley on the title page. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 1861

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Publisher: Tor., NY:

Publication Date: 1995

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Hardcover edition

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The first installment in a military adventure epic is set in a future universe called the Unified Worlds, where one family of soldiers, led by Trisan Dartmuth, must fight against both human rebels and alien invaders.

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In her first novel, which begins a series set among the Unified Worlds, Thornley melds diplomatic intrigue, anthropological speculation and military derring-do into an effective yarn. Pursued by political enemies and alien slavers, a mother and her son, Tristan, escape to the planet Ganwold, where the boy is raised among the humanoid natives. Later, when Tristan, now a young man, seeks help for his ailing mother, his quest leads him into the complexities of interplanetary politics and to the realization of his paternal heritage as a soldier and pilot. Thornley's elaborate plot is bolstered by vivid descriptions of unusually compelling characters?though a few succumb to generic stereotypes. And while the military episodes often prove exciting, it is with the quieter, more textured presentation of Ganwold culture that Thornley excels. She presents a richly imagined world that is truly alien while at the same time still understandable. (
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