Chanur's Legacy: A Novel of Compact Space

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DAW Books, 1992 - Fiction - 386 pages
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Hilfy had been crew on THE PRIDE OF CHANUR when her Aunt Pyanfar, captain of the THE PRIDE, gave shelter and protection to the human Tully, shattering the equilibrium of Meetpoint Station and disrupting the complex power balances which existed between the seven races of the Compact. Tully was the sole surviving member of an expedition sent by his own race, a race previously unknown in Compact space, and his presence added a dangerous and potentially deadly element to the intricate interspecies rivalries of Meetpoint. For the information this fugitive held--the potential of a trade contract with a new species--could be the ruin or glory of any of the worlds in Compact space. Pyanfar's actions pitched her crew into the center of a galactic maelstrom which imperiled the peace of the Compact itself. But in the end she won a treasure beyond measuring--the trade contract with Earth.

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Review: Chanur's Legacy (Chanur #5)

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The final story featuring the Hani focuses on Hilfy,who still has issues with her Aunt Pyanfar.In this story we learn a lot more about the Shtho. Another fine installment.I wish there had been more,like her long running Foreigner series. Read full review

Review: Chanur's Legacy (Chanur #5)

User Review  - Devin Partlow - Goodreads

Lets just say i'm glad to be done with this series. 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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