Normally a new book in a series I really like means I’d take the opportunity to re- read at least some of the previous volumes, but I re-read all. Conspirator (Foreigner, book 10) by C J Cherryh – book cover, description, publication history. Buy a cheap copy of Conspirator book by C.J. Cherryh. First in a brand-new Foreigner trilogy from Hugo Award winning author C. J. Cherryh. Cajeiri is the young.

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Of course, that is not counting on Cajeiri, who can’t take much more of his enforced alienation of all things human and lack of freedom. I tuck one in now and then as a special reading treat. If you’ve never checked it out, the “Foreigner” series is a “must read” for any serious science fiction fan. I This will the third time I’ve written my review of this book.

As so often with Cherryh, it is at its heart a story about culture clash between different species, in this case between the humans or a group of them that has been stranded on a far-off planet and the atevi the dominant species on that planet. I cannot believe this is the 10th volume and I am still completely happy to stay in this world with all its players: And this is it – one truly huge epic told in episodes rather than a variety of plots in the same universe.

As in all of the Foreigner series, the title gives us a nice clue on the books focus and Ms. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Cherryh was putting the Foreigner series to bed.


The long-running Foreigner series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. The padhi still assumes too much of the guilt in regards to Cajeiri’s actions, when it isn’t Bren’s fault. Towards what, remains to be seen The story line and cherryg easily rate five stars if only you had any notion of what the scenery looked like, I can’t remember Cherryh even giving solid detail on Bren’s estate, and it left those scenes feeling a bit less impressive then those at the Capital.


Consppirator Canadian or Earth or pharmacy references. And he gets to take the cool headed high road after she pr So glad that I waited til all three were out. Bren and his brother reach an understanding, Bren’s household is confronted by an shocking amount of raw human emotion, Tabini-aiji learns from afar how to help his son, the dowager great-grandmother Ilisidi rearranges the politics of the planet more or less casually on a drive-by, and Bren stops worryijng about his apartment and his technology ban.

Determined to insure his son’s safety, Tabini recalls Ilisidi from her home in the East, asking her to find Cajeiri and secure him at Bren’s estate. But factions that remain loyal to the opposition are still present, and the danger these rebels pose is far from over.

The stakes are just not as high as in previous trilogies, and it drains some of the life from the story. What he leaves behind is one very disgruntled Cajeiri, who takes cherryu upon himself and The jacket blurb for this book is generic to the point of pointless, since the story revolves around Bren, the Dowager, and the young gentleman Cajeiri as the characters and plot moves forward.

This family now claims loyalty to Tabini, but the aiji is dubious.

Certain southern factions can’t wait to assassinate them. I still find Cajeiri’s POV irritating–it’s hard to sell the atevi as fundamentally alien when we get to see their thoughts and they’re basically human. Aug 30, Condpirator rated it it was ok.

Conspirator (Foreigner, book 10) by C J Cherryh

There were ups and downs throughout the story and I liked few details in description, but there were moments when I wasn’t getting the feeling that I’m reading a sci-fi book. She is the author of more than forty novels. Truly amazing how her world and the story continues to evolve and keep the reader on the tips of their toes in political suspense. Recommended if you’ve read the first 9 books in the series. They are so very real and so brilliantly portrayed, they develop, they change, we learn more about them.


Not wanting to cause a hassle and break up the very tentative peace, Bren obtains permission to Conspirator is the tenth book of C. Feb 23, WillowBe rated it really liked it Shelves: Not a stand alone book. Cajeiri; that kid continues to amuse and intrigue. Dec 14, Anitha rated it really liked it.

To get rid of Barb shopping, but then she creates a village wide incident and ends up costing him an enormous amount of money. No trivia or quizzes yet.

And none of these novels are right without Ilisidi, his great-grandmother, and close friend of Bren. Cherryh planned to write since the age of ten.

Great grandmother is leaving for her eastern estate and leaving HIM behindhis bothersome uncle Tatiseigi is comspirator back and making Nand Bren leave, and he is going to have start lessons with his dull tutors again. The next three novels in the series take the reader deeper into atevi politics of the past so that we can see how the threads run into the present.

The series is excellent. Cajeiri seems to be maturing a bit but is still getting himself into chsrryh and dangerous situations.