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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I haven’t read any of the series and I understand that I might have missed a point, but still. Cajeiri seems to be maturing a bit but is still getting himself into trouble and dangerous situations. He’s soon embroiled in stopping his former lover from creating an international incident and breaking his brother’s heart, trying to keep an eye on a precocious eight-year-old who keeps doing some stupidly risky things, entangled in various plots, and working to protect his life and associates from assassins.

Conspirator (Foreigner, book 10) by C J Cherryh

Desperate for freedom and adventure, disregarding the obvious danger, Cajeiri escapes the Bujavid with his young bodyguards and sets out to join Bren on the coast. Politics can really be deadly here, which is why Bren Cameron’s life as a human representative among the atevi continues to get ever more complicated and never stays quiet for long.

Then came the politics- and except for a few minutes towards the end of the books that contained so much info on small associations hitherto unheard of- the further plots of the series were presented.

Apr 24, Rena McGee rated it really liked it. And then I read “Conspirator” and I remembered very very clearly. Jun 21, Macha rated it liked it. That would have been far cheaper. Human norms, such as hugging and effusive greetings are now unfamiliar and awkward for Bren, and he finds himself in this odd place of not really belonging in either world.

And what a canny, dangerous woman she is, dr This and the next book in the series remain one of my favourite stories within the larger Foreigner story line. I feel as though the series is really losing steam, though, and felt that the core plot in this book — Cajeiri gets separated from the grownups, much mayhem ensues in getting him back, and the Southern resistance continues to get smashed — wasn’t all that different from the previous one.


I enjoyed seeing conflict between Bren, Toby, and Barb.

Here they are, these dark-skinned giants they stand at least a couple feet taller than humans, a child of eight is about the same size as a human male and while they DO smile sometimes, or laugh, they’re just SO dignified. The stakes are just not as high as in previous chrrryh, and it drains some of the life from the story. She is a favorite character.

And Bren and his bodyguards do unearth a nasty little plot firmly seated in the past and where it should not be. Perhaps this arc is needed so that Bren finally gets over his hang-ups with the two The long interludes in Bren’s head, without much going on and no real plot, just shambling from one scene to another, has grown tiresome. Cherryh did such a great job bringing the fire back into the storyline. He’s an alien of both worlds and so is of neither.

You can guess what happens Towards what, remains to be seen So here’s my third attempt, which will be much shorter. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri, his son and heir, and his human paidhiBren Cameron, have returned to Bujavid, their seat of power.

It was that absorbing.

Again the book is a thinking reader’s novel as well as a cracking good read. The padhi still assumes too much of the guilt in regards to Cajeiri’s actions, when it isn’t Bren’s fault. When it marks her return to the anthropological SF in which she has made such a name, it is a double pleasure.

View all 7 comments. The first half of the book was quite slow, but the second half had a lot happening.

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This is a fast moving part of it. And none of these novels are right without Ilisidi, his great-grandmother, and close friend of Bren.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Feb 19, Larou added it Shelves: I guess as long as people like me buy the books, Cherryh will keep writing them. 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.


Sep 02, Emilie rated it it was amazing Shelves: He decides to visit his estate on the coast and leaves the capital. Tabini-aiji, powerful ruler of the Western Association, along with Cajeiri, his son and heir, and his human paidhiBren Cameron, have returned to Bujavid, their seat of power. In case you’re picking up this book before the others, you might wonder at the references to “salad.

Only things are far fr 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.


To get rid of Barb shopping, but then she creates a village wide incident and ends up costing him an enormous amount of money. This, of course, makes for some terrific novels, and Cherryh never disappoints. Bren is a full Lord of the Atevi now.

Even after ten novels, the story remains captivating. Don’t think it’s all that light, though.

Everyone who has been following the series this far will be impatiently waiting for the arrival of the Kyo a second alien race encountered in Explorer to arrive on the atevi homeworld; I knew from the back cover blurbs that this was not going to happen yet, and in consequence, was somewhat concerned that Cherry might just be cehrryh water here, but as it turned out, I need xonspirator have worried.

This means Bren manages to get a month’s leave to go to his peninsular estate on the borders of the disturbed south. As in all of the Foreigner series, the title gives us a nice clue on the books focus and Ms.