The Far Side of Evil

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Firebird, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 324 pages
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Elana, newly graduated from the Federation Anthropological Service Academy, is sent immediately into danger on the planet Toris-a world poised on the brink of nuclear war. She is ordered to merely observe, and must not reveal her alien origin or interfere with the planet's natural course of evolution. But how can she stand by and watch? Her fellow agent, Randil, is not properly trained to work in the field, and his compassion for the Torisians may lead him to intervene. Yet his very actions may bring about the holocaust that he is so desperately trying to prevent. Elana must make a crucial decision: side with a renegade agent, or stop him at any cost. . . .

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User Review  - RoDor - LibraryThing

Strongwilled Elana is sent to the planet Toris as an observer agent, having just graduated from the Federation Anthropological Service Agency. The Federation has matured over war, hate and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Waianuhea - LibraryThing

I can't stop re-reading this! Elena's all grown up and on her first "official" mission - only this time, she knows beforehand that the chance of her dying is very high! More than just a sequel to ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Sylvia Louise Engdahl is the author of six novels published between 1970 and 1981, of which "Enchantress from the Stars" was the first. It was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1971, and the “ Phoenix Award” in 1990. Ms. Engdahl currently resides in Eugene, Oregon.

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