By David Weber
New York occasions, united states this present day, Wall highway Journal and foreign bestselling phenomenon David Weber provides the 1st access in an unique younger grownup technological know-how fiction event sequence, the megastar nation saga! younger youngster Stephanie Harrington kinds a telepathic bond with an clever alien treecat on a pioneer planet—and needs to struggle for the liberty of her new good friend and his species opposed to highly-placed enemies made up our minds to say the realm for people only.
Stephanie Harrington constantly anticipated to be a wooded area ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl . . . till her mom and dad relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx within the a long way far away celebrity state of Manticore. it's going to were the precise new domestic --- a virgin wasteland packed with new species of each type, simply ready to be chanced on. yet Sphinx is a much more risky position than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie’s explorations come to a unexpected halt whilst her mom and dad lay down the legislations: no journeys into the bush with out grownup supervision!
but Stephanie is a tender lady made up our minds to make discoveries, and the most important one among all awaits her: an clever alien species.
The forest-dwelling treecats are small, lovely, clever, and feature a mentioned flavor for celery. and they're additionally very, very lethal after they or their associates are threatened . . . as Stephanie discovers whilst she comes face-to-face with Sphinx’s such a lot deadly predator after a hang-gliding twist of fate.
yet her discoveries are just starting, for the treecats also are telepathic and ready to bond with convinced people, and Stephanie’s locate --- and her first-of-its type bond with the treecat Climbs quick --- land either one of them in a clean torrent of risk. Galactic-sized wealth is at stake, and Stephanie and the treecats are squarely within the direction of highly-placed enemies decided to ensure the planet Sphinx continues to be totally in human fingers, no matter if that implies the extermination of one other pondering species.
regrettably for these enemies, the treecats have kept Stephanie Harrington’s lifestyles. She owes them . . . and Stephanie is a tender lady who stands through her friends.
this means that issues are approximately to get very interesting on Sphinx.
About A attractive Friendship:
“It’s infrequent to discover teenager technological know-how fiction that strays past renowned dystopian fare. The environmental messages, human-animal friendship, humor, motion, and creative know-how will make this sequence starter a simple hit. . . .”—<i >Booklist
About David Weber and the glory Harrington series:
“. . .everything you may wish in a heroine….excellent…plenty of action.”—Science Fiction Age
“Brilliant! impressive! Brilliant!”—Anne McCaffrey
“Compelling strive against mixed with attractive characters for a good area opera adventure.”—Locus
“Weber combines life like, attractive characters with clever technological projection. . .Fans of this venerable area opera will have fun. . .”—Publishers Weekly
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I know. My favorite bakery’s a couple blocks from that last station. ” He ran his hands over his ears, half expecting to find them bloodied, and adjusted his hat. ” He found he could not keep up the humor, though. ” “Do you think it has anything to do with Lorne’s failed ritual? ” The thought sent a hard chill up his spine. ” “This is too big. ” Then she paused, and his partner got the look Mikani recognized as a dawning idea. “Maybe it’s not a bad idea to talk to Theron Nuall. ” “I agree. ” “Gunwood has to give us some clear parameters,” Ritsuko said.
Her eyes were bright with unshed tears. “Something very, very bad is going on,” she whispered. “I know. My favorite bakery’s a couple blocks from that last station. ” He ran his hands over his ears, half expecting to find them bloodied, and adjusted his hat. ” He found he could not keep up the humor, though. ” “Do you think it has anything to do with Lorne’s failed ritual? ” The thought sent a hard chill up his spine. ” “This is too big. ” Then she paused, and his partner got the look Mikani recognized as a dawning idea.
Damn right. In case you hadn’t noticed, the city’s going insane. More than usual. ” Mikani exchanged a look with Ritsuko. ” Gunwood strode past them, all but shouldering them aside as he headed for the torn and weathered map of the city hung from the wall. “There’s a freak thunderstorm hovering over the Mountain District. Just the Mountain District; the bloody cloud ends at the walls. Something’s making the trains wail like damn’d souls between Temple and North stations. ” He paused to glare at them, then slammed his open hand down in the middle of the map.
A Beautiful Friendship (Star Kingdom, Book 1) by David Weber