Within the Constellation of the Serpent, out of bounds to all spacefarers, humans live among the insect-like aliens--and one of them, a woman named Paen, is bent on a revenge that will tear apart the truce between human and alien. "Brisk pacing . . . and genuinely brilliant world-building".--ALA Booklist.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
This is the story of a young woman born into a family whos high status is due to its connecton with a 'hive" of insectoid aliens. Her family is destroyed and she ppeals to the alliance to gain revenge. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juniperSun - LibraryThing
Good sci fi. avoids the standard (for the era) sex interest. Ant-type people. Noted during my 1980's attempt to read every book in my small town library. Read full review