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Alliance of Equals By Sharon Lee Steve Miller,

  • Title: Alliance of Equals
  • Author: Sharon Lee Steve Miller
  • ISBN: 9781476781488
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A new novel in the popular and exciting science fiction Liaden Universe series Over a half million Liaden Universe books sold with an audience that keeps growing Beset by the angry remnants of the Department of the Interior, challenged at every turn by opportunists on their new homeworld of Surebleak, and somewhat low on funds, Clan Korval desperately needs to reestablA new novel in the popular and exciting science fiction Liaden Universe series Over a half million Liaden Universe books sold with an audience that keeps growing Beset by the angry remnants of the Department of the Interior, challenged at every turn by opportunists on their new homeworld of Surebleak, and somewhat low on funds, Clan Korval desperately needs to reestablish its position as one of the top trading clans in known space To this end, Master Trader Shan yos Galan, aboard Korval s premier trade ship, Dutiful Passage, is on a mission to establish new business associations and to build a strong primary route that links well with existing Loops and secondary routes But reestablishing trade and preserving the lives of the few remaining members of the clan aren t all of Korval s problems Matters come to a head as Dutiful Passage, accustomed to being welcomed and feted at those ports on its call list, finds itself denied docking, and blacklisted, while agents of the DOI mount armed attacks on others of Korval s traders, under the very eyes of port security systems Traveling with Dutiful Passage on this unsettling journey is Padi yos Galan, the master trader s heir and his apprentice Padi is eager to make up for time lost due to Korval s unpleasantness with the Department of the Interior She is also keeping a secret so intense that her coming of age, and perhaps her very life, is threatened by it About Alliance of Equals continues to delight with genteel interactions between mild spoken characters who are capable of great passions and swift actions, and its immense scope encompasses a well realized and comfortable universe Publishers WeeklyAbout series prequel Dragon in Exile S prawling and satisfying Space opera mixes with social engineering, influenced by Regency era manners and delicate notions of honor I t s like spending time with old friends Publishers WeeklyAbout Necessity s Child Compelling and wondrous, as sharp and graceful as Damascus steel, Necessity s Child is a terrific addition to Lee Miller s addictive series 1 New York Times best seller, Patricia Briggs About the Liaden Universe series Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories Anne McCaffrey These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully realized cultures, both human and alien, and each book gets better Elizabeth Moon D elightful stories of adventure and romance set in a far future opera milieu It s all a rather heady mix of Gordon R Dickson, the Forsythe Saga, and Victoria Holt, with Lee and Miller s own unique touches making it all sparkle and sizzle Anyone whose taste runs toward SF in the true romantic tradition can t help but like the Liaden Universe Analog T he many fans of the Liaden universe will welcome the latest continuing young pilot Theo Waitley s adventures Booklist on Saltation A ficionados of intelligent space opera will be thoroughly entertained T he authors craftsmanship is top notch Publishers Weekly on Lee and Miller s popular Liaden Universe thriller, I Dare
    Alliance of Equals A new novel in the popular and exciting science fiction Liaden Universe series Over a half million Liaden Universe books sold with an audience that keeps growing Beset by the angry remnants of the Dep

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    1. This book is 19 in the very popular Liaden series Since this is my first and long overdue encounter with the series, I will confess I was not sure how well I could catch up with all that went before I also have this weird reaction where I either love or hate space opera.Reader, I goddamn love this book You should read all the books that came before, but you don t need to We have complex trade negotiations We have the fallout from some rather extreme measures taken by Clan Torval We have newborn [...]

    2. 4 stars for the eARC To sample the book, publisher Baen has posted chapters 1 9 Free baen Chapters A9781476 This book drew me Back to the Past In prequel Dragon in Exile, RenZel and Anthora rewind us to the relationship between Rool Tiazon and his Gray Lady soulmate see Crystal Dragon Add to that, we have the return of Spiral Dance and Small Tree see Crystal Dragon and Dragon Ship We also see friendly Yxtrangs Nelirikk, etc for the first time in a millennium and the arrival of other old world es [...]

    3. I really need to stop reading super good books in the middle of the night, because I didn t remember Tolly Jones AT ALL And I know I didn t skip it because I don t skip stuff in Sharon Lee Steve Miller books Also Haz is one of my faves When I m all sleep deprived and insane, I think I just can t remember stuff Well, about THIS book it was great I need to read all the books again I m looking forward to the next book with unholy fervor 3 29 2016 Went back to Dragon in Exile to re read the bits wit [...]

    4. Strong addition to the series Deals mainly with the off planet situation, and plot threads of Daav and the Admiral.Very interesting how the Mentoring proceeded, and further development of what may be the current evolution of Cantra s original makers Recommended.First read Mar 25 16

    5. I am fast losing patience with this series I enjoy spending time with characters I ve come to love, but I do expect two things the overall arc will advance in each installment and the current episode will contain a fully realized, complete story Neither of these happened in Alliance of Equals Padi is in her fathers merchant space ship, completing the apprenticeship that got interrupted by momentous events in previous books She s also dealing with trauma from same and coming to terms with her nat [...]

    6. Disappointed The book is too fractured, several parallel story lines with very little progress in any of them The only story with any sort of conclusion is Padi but the story itself is, except for the few pages in the end boring Tolly and Hazenthul story is left hanging and very little happened during the course of the book The Daav and Aeliana re birth has been spread through three books now and what happened nothing I miss the fast pace of the books before Dragon in Exile or even Necessity s C [...]

    7. 4.5 stars.I re read this in preparation for the next book and still think it s an excellent book This is strange when so much happened in this book and yet nothing is resolved view spoiler There are three main storylines, the first on Dutiful Passagewhere Shan has taken his heir and daughter Padi on a trading mission to establish new trade routes and the difficulties they encountered due to their actions on Liad and Padi s emerging abilities.The second storyline deals with the newly awakened AIT [...]

    8. I don t know why it took me so long to get to starting this one And then, a chapter in, I stalled again.So finally, a year later, I picked it up and got reading It s another marvellous book in a marvellous series and, of course, once I got going, I read it in a few days.I was very worried about Padi as the story continued I could totally see why she had done what she did, but I could also see how badly it could all go I really liked that instead of pushing things to an explosive conclusion, she [...]

    9. 4.5 stars.This has been a fascinating, weirdly compelling read The Liaden Universe is such a fascinating place that you want to visit again and again The book was a compelling read that if I hadn t started so late in the evening, I d have finished it in one sitting The weird thing is that it felt so action packed but when I finished I asked myself What has actually happened The constant and at times, very short scene jumping is a bit disorientating I think this is going to be a challenge to the [...]

    10. The latest instalment in my favourite space opera series, and I m already desperate for my next fix The focus on Padi s coming of age was beautifully done, and the AI storyline is also compelling I won t say anything else Just read it May 2017 with The Gathering Edge can t come soon enough.

    11. Korval is now starting to see some consequences triggered by their somewhat violent departure from Liad, but although this follows on from Dragon Ship and the others after Plan B, this concentrates on the trading side, spending a little time with Shan, Priscilla and Padi , now officially Shan s apprentice upon Dutiful Passage.As a side note, this is one of the rare series I feel compelled to buy Can t believe I forgot to get this one, but at least I won t have to wait too long till Gathering of [...]

    12. You know how you love an author s works, but are afraid of reading their next release, because what if it isn t as good Well, don t worry about picking this book up, whether you re a veteran reader of Lee and Miller s Liaden Korval universe series, or a neophyte I deliberately did not refresh my memory by rereading any of the previous books so that I could come at it with a fresh look.Pick up any Lee Miller book in this universe and you are dropped right into the middle of the characters stories [...]

    13. Well dang Now I m all caught up and have to wait for the next installment What a wonderful and wonderfully addictive series.

    14. This is one of my favorite series As the series has expanded, not everyone s story can be in each book This book doesn t land on Surebleak at all except for some character s brief recollections or future plans The main stories are Shan and Padi on Dutiful Passage Padi is learning to be a Trader and coming to grips with her experiences from when she was with the other children sent away during Plan B Tocohl Jeeves daughter , Tolly Jones and Hazenthul who have gone to Jemiatha s Jumble to help the [...]

    15. This was a darn hard book to put down Lee and Miller do tell a great story This particular book is set in part on a trading ship space ship that is , and on a few assorted other space ships, some planets, and a space station People do move around a bunch, but there are at least three separate stories going on This is book 19 in the Liaden Universe, but don t worry You don t have to read the series from the beginning to enjoy this book To be honest, I am not sure the authors have written the begi [...]

    16. Another excellent book in the Liaden Universe There is no need to have read the other books before reading this one, as enough bits of the backstory are included.There are three main story lines in this volume, and the point of view switches between them rather often The chief story is about Padi, who is about 16yo as the book starts and is apprentice trader to her father Shan The second storyline involves Tolly and Haz, and the third is about Daav and Aelliana.Solid character driven space opera [...]

    17. This one dives right in, and is best read immediately following the preceding books As it has been some time since I have read any of the other novels in the series, even with the helpful lists of people, places, and things in the back of the book, it was quite confusing at first I was referencing the back of the book too often, it disrupted the flow of my reading.Having said that, I m forewarned now, and will be doing some re reads before any future volumes.Enjoyable dip back into Liadan space, [...]

    18. Two ongoing and only tangentially related plotlines get a little advanced herebut the one with the AIs was left totally up in the air at the end, so I guess you d say this is about one novelette and a half s worth of story, forcibly intertwined I really like the series in general, but like C.J Cherryh s Foreigner series this one is plainly reaching its sell by date Might read the next one, depending on reviews, but not feeling that old anticipation any .

    19. Have I said before how much I love Liaden novels The saga continues Great Now I have to wait patiently for the next in the series Sigh

    20. This book rather dragged for me Virtually no action until the very end I do love this series, so I hope the next book will be fun than this one.

    21. Despite the fact that the book was kind of fractured, with several parallel story lines with only one being concluded, I still enjoyed this book a lot I m a fan of the Liaden world There is the story of Padi yos Galan coming of age both as a trader and a witch healer Then we have Tolly and Hazenthul joining with Inki to help Admiral Bumper, a newborn ship AI, learn how to deal with humanity and how he fits in Then there is Uncle working on helping the Daav and Aeliana re birth maybe Of course th [...]

    22. I like these stories, but I m getting increasingly frustrated that each one feels like an installment instead of a complete book So many plot threads continuing from previous books and still unresolved at the end of this one I don t think this book resolved anything It ended way too abruptly after the events with Padi and Shan Another chapter detailing a bit how things have changed after these events would have been very welcome Because of these issues, it would be impossible for a new reader to [...]

    23. This was an enjoyable installment in the series If I have a criticism, it s that there s so much going on in the Liaden universe, and so many characters, that the focus is sometimes a little dispersed than I d like Some characters storylines are pretty much dropped at least temporarily or receive short shrift while concentration is focused elsewhere That also means that the overall forward momentum to the series can seem to stall a bit Even tho I enjoy what I consider to be side routes and deto [...]

    24. As great as I had hoped I started to listen to this book when it first came out I am a long time reader of Sharon Lee s works, and while I love some then others, I will admit to enjoying them all So I started to listen, and I got somewhat distracted by the intro first 10% or so and It aside to listen to at a time while I was not frustrated by being lost in Indiana, and traffic jams in Chicago I regret that it took this long to come back to the book, as it was a glorious story I enjoyed it very m [...]

    25. For dedicated fans onlyThe Liaden Universe is a fascinating place with humanity taking a different route to escape an intergalactic war They lose much of the tech available in that other universe but, now, some of that old tech is emerging You need to have read the previous books in the series to really enjoy this as it is definitely not stand alone There a number of threads running through the story and they do not come to an end in this book So we are left with unanswered questions Which is wh [...]

    26. i just got the newest book 2018 and realized that due to the crazy couple of years I ve had, I had not finished the previous two so that s what I m doing now, since this is a series with so much action and so many characters that you really can t miss one and then hope to have any idea of what s going on in the next.

    27. This book was definitely a disappointment This is supposed to be the story of a young woman but very little of the book is devoted to her It seems to be a collection of short stories kind of picking up on edges of story lines that haven t been finished from other books.

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