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Daw Books, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
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It's coming up on Cajeiri's birthday. The boy has been promised he can have the young human children he knew from his voyage sent down from the space station for a two week stay.
But there's far a darker business going on in the background--a major split compromising the Assassins' Guild, which furnishes security and law enforcement to the whole continent. Tabini's consort's own father has been barred from court, and may be involved in a new conspiracy against him. For safety reasons, Tabini wants Bren and Ilisidi to take charge of Cajeiri, and protect him and his young guests. They themselves are very likely targets of whatever's going on, no question of it. So is Cajeiri. But having the targets separated and contained is an advantage.
It's Bren's responsibility to entertain the guests, keep the security problem secret...and let a lonely eight-year-old prince reestablish his controversial relationship with the only other children he's ever met...inside the best security they can manage.
The long-running "Foreigner "series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. "Protector" is the 14th "Foreigner" novel. It is also the 2nd book in the fifth subtrilogy.

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Review: Protector (Foreigner #14)

User Review  - Jo Marie - Goodreads

The political set-up in Intruder starts to grow a bit more taut in Protector, which I appreciate. What I found really interesting about Protector was all the domestic strife between Tabini and Damiri ... Read full review

Review: Protector (Foreigner #14)

User Review  - CV Rick - Goodreads

The human kids come to Cajeiri's Birthday party and they get roasted and eaten. Not really. But that would've been cool. You know what I got for Cajeiri's Birthday? I got freedom from these books. I'll never have to read one again. . . . Hey, where's my Certificate of Completion? Read full review

About the author (2013)

C. J. Cherryh planned to write since the age of ten. When she was older, she learned to use a type writer while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin and Greek. At 33, she signed over her first three books to DAW and has worked with DAW ever since. She can be found at

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