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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This series is still proving to be my go-to feel-good alien-human political machinations with a good mixture of comedy and in-depth world-building. However, while I have read the first six novels several times, the next three were read only once and number ten was a struggle to complete. Also, I’m just not a xonspirator of Barb being an unreasonable bitch.

As always the writing is crisp with excellent dialog. I This will the third time I’ve written my review of this book.

But after two years in space, surrounded by human children, Cajieri bristles in this conspiratkr controlled and boring environment. Certain southern factions can’t wait to assassinate them. That would have been far cheaper. He is looking forward to some leisure time sailing, a visit from his brother, and some time checking up on the next door estate on behalf of his ally who is managing the atevi side of the space station. Cherryh has a ton of potentially fascinating plot threads dangling up on the space station and beyond but it’s all ignored in favor of Chrryh shopping trip to the fishing village and other mind-numbing domestic detail.

And with Bren, Cajeiri, and Ilisidi all under one roof and separated from their allies, that trap is now baited. On the other hand, perhaps a large part of that is because the author writes so well from Bren’s perspective that Bren’s continual belittling and compartmentalizing and underestimating of the two as they fail to live up to his expectations is so frustrating that it may just be brilliant writing at its subtlest.


See, atevi don’t have words for “love” or “friend.

Cherryh chose to continue the series because she managed to find an area that needed coverage in the series and did so admirably. Glad I came to the series when so much of it was already written.


This family now claims loyalty to Tabini, but the aiji is dubious. I’d really ap preciate it. That’s the problem with a society run by assassins. Cherryh is always welcome. May 08, Lorena rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. Particularly poignant was the end when the aboriginal people’s were acknowledged.

Btw, the artwork on the front should be of Bren, Tano, and Algini. I guess as long as people like me buy the books, Cherryh will keep writing them.

Conspirator (Foreigner, #10) by C.J. Cherryh

Bren is a solid guy now and we’re seeing a lot more of Cajeiri, the eight-year-old son of the head of the Cherrh, from his PoV. This will the third time I’ve written my review of this book. The focus is still on the political intrigue and the dificulties in balancing several psychologically incompatible intelligent races with a minimal amount of bloodshed while preparing for the next step on the way to becoming a spacefaring civilization.

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. The series is excellent. Preview — Conspirator by C.

The long-running Foreigner series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. A visit to the neighboring estate to express thanks on behalf of all uncovers an assassination plot and an entrenched political rival to Cajeiri’s father in an allies house.

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.


From the Paperback edition. Cajeiri seems to be maturing a bit but is still conspiratro himself into trouble and dangerous situations. I inadvertently deleted the first one and Goodreads failed to save the second one when the “saving” was still going on after 30 minutes, I knew it would never happen!

And the one word they have for “like” is really a word you’d use to express preference chrrryh one kind of food over another. Great grandmother is leaving for her eastern estate and leaving HIM behindhis bothersome uncle Tatiseigi is chrryh back and making Nand Bren leave, and he is going to have start lessons with his dull tutors again. I just love them so much.

I did feel bad for him that his family is upset with the changes and also applaud him for being mature and trying to work things out.

With more than seventy books to her credit, and the winner of… More about C. To get rid of Barb shopping, but then she creates a village wide incident and ends up costing him an enormous amount of money. Cajeiri always seems to get into HUGE amounts of trouble, but that’s to be expected by an Atevi alien that grew up on a This series is still proving to be my go-to feel-good alien-human political machinations with a good mixture of comedy and in-depth world-building.

Basically Cherryh has put Murphys Law into full swing in this book, if it could possibly get worst for the protagonists Cherryh was putting the Foreigner series to bed. 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.