Betrayer: Book Twelve of Foreigner

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Penguin, Apr 5, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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The twelfth book in Hugo Award winner C.J. Cherryh's epic Foreigner series.

In the wake of civil war, Bren Cameron, the brilliant human diplomat of the alien atevi civilization, has left the capital and sought refuge at his country estate, Najida. But now he is trapped inside Najida-which has been surrounded by enemies- with the powerful grandmother of his ally, Tabiniaiji, atevi leader of the Western Association. Ilisidi, the aiji-dowager, is not inclined to be passive and sends Bren into enemy territory, to the palace of the leader of the rebels.

Bren's mission is to negotiate with Machigi-a young atevi lord who has never actually seen a human-and somehow persuade him to cease his hostile actions against the west. Is Bren a shrewd enough negotiator to stay alive, and not alienate Ilisidi or Tabini, while also representing the interests of their enemy?


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Review: Betrayer (Foreigner #12)

User Review  - Ian Suddreth - Goodreads

Kinda slow. I just want them to go back to space. Or I want atevi to visit the human island. That would be fun. Anything but sit around and talk about atevi who are revolting. Cajeiri's POV is slow ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kaushik Iyer - Goodreads

Betrayer provides some amount of closure to the fourth trilogy in Foreigner, but it's only an *okay* book in the context of the series. Bren is paidhi-aiji again, no Lord of the Heavens, just an ... Read full review

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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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