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DAW Books, Nov 9, 2001 - Fiction - 314 pages
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In the sequel to Precursor, the isolated human colony has led a precarious existence on the hostile world of the alien atevi, until the return of the starship Phoenix threatens to shatter the precarious balance of power as the atevi enter into the precarious world of space travel and their human negotiator becomes caught in the middle of a mutiny.

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Review: Defender (Foreigner #5)

User Review  - KJ - Goodreads

Not the best in the series by a long shot--more of a stepping stone between Book 4 (brilliant and hilarious) and Book 6 (game-changing and delightful in a million ways.) It's always hard to remember ... Read full review

Review: Defender (Foreigner #5)

User Review  - Nora - Goodreads

Like the previous books in the series, this one starts out at a glacial pace. At one point I looked down at my status bar and saw I was 28% in and nothing had really happened. But obviously I wouldn't ... Read full review


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A multiple award-winning author of more than thirty novels, C. J. Cherryh received her B.A. in Latin from the University of Oklahoma, and then went on to earn a M.A. in Classics from Johns Hopkins University. Cherryh's novels, including Tripoint, Cyteen, and The Pride of Chanur, are famous for their knife-edge suspense and complex, realistic characters. Cherryh won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1977. She was also awarded the Hugo Award for her short story Cassandra in 1979, and the novels Downbelow Station in 1982 and Cyteen in 1989.