Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Here they are again, the three novels that introduced us all to the Liaden Universe over a decade ago. It is time to get reacquainted with our old friends: Edger and Sheather, Liz, Susiki, Jason, and Anthora and of course Val Con and Miri, and Priscilla and Shan. Remember how Miri and Val Con first met? How about the trouble Priscilla was in before she met Shan? Who can forget the way that Edger and Sheather have of coming to a friend's rescue or contemplating the weave of a carpet?
Partners in Necessity also contains a new introduction by Anne McCaffery, and a new afterword by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. The exceptional cover art is by Michael Herring, who also did Plan B.
Review: Whether you love Bujold's A Civil Campaign, McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series, or classics like The Prisoner of Zenda, you owe it to yourself to grab Partners in Necessity. You'll see why Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have gained devoted fans since the first three Liaden novels (collected here) first appeared; they helped bring the series back with the publication of Plan B 11 years after its debut. This is swashbuckling space opera at its finest, a blend of adventure, romance, humor, and terrific world building.
Meet Priscilla Delacroix y Mendoza, betrayed and stranded on a backward world by the Liaden trader she served as cargo master. Fortunately, another Liaden ship, Dutiful Passage, makes orbit and she applies for work. The captain, Shan yos'Galen, also has accounts to settle with Priscilla's former employers, and "among Liadens, revenge is something of an art form." Conflict of Honors is their story. In Agent of Change, Val Con yos'Phelium, Shan's cousin and foster brother, comes to the aid of Miri Robertson, former mercenary and bodyguard, who's being hunted by an interstellar crime cartel. Once a First-in Scout, he's become a spy for Liad, programmed to play the odds ruthlessly. He's just committed a murder. They flee together, aided by Edger, an alien shaped like a turtle. His "four-hundred pound bottle-green frame" is impressive to the Clans of Men, as are the beautiful, deadly knives of his people. He's considered a bit hasty by colleagues, but his appreciation of music is keen and he regards Val Con as a brother. In Carpe Diem, the stories of Val Con and Miri, and Shan and Priscilla come together and the story of Clan Korval, to which Shan and Val Con belong, unfolds further.
Once you've sampled Lee and Miller's Liaden Universe, you'll be delighted that Plan B and Pilot's Choice are available now, with I Dare still to come. Join SF and fantasy writers from Anne McCaffrey to Barry Longyear in badgering them for more. --Nona Vero
Title: Partners in Necessity
Publisher: Meisha Merlin Pub (P)
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Meisha Merlin Pub (P). Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Book almost like new. Cover and pages are undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # G189206510XI2N00
Book Description Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc, Atlanta GA, 2000. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. This volume includes three novels of the Liaden Universe Adventures; Agent of Change, Conflict of Honors and Carpe Diem. SIGNED by both authors on the title page. 846 pages plus notes about the authors and advertising. Pages are all in excellent condition. Clean endpapers. Mauve cloth with purple titles on the spine. Corners not bumped. Illustrated DJ with white titles. Very light wear on the corners and edges. FINE/NEAR FINE. Signed by Authors. Bookseller Inventory # 206121
Book Description Meisha Merlin Pub (P), 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 189206510X