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By C. J. Cherryh

Whilst these unusual entities referred to as "humans" despatched their first exploration send into Compact area, the fragile energy balances of the seven alien races of the Compact have been catastrophically disrupted. And by means of giving safeguard to Tully, the one human survivor of his project, Pyanfar Chanur, captain of The satisfaction of Chanur, jeopardized the protection of her send and her workforce by way of putting them on the middle of a dangerous political maelstrom.

Now, with a brand new fleet of human ships impending Compact house and with the Meetpoint and different Compact stations approximately destroyed through rival factions, Pyanfar and her staff face the last word risk to their species. for his or her domestic planet lies within the direction of an coming near near house conflict that may wipe their international off the galactic maps. Will Pyanfar have the ability to stay away from catastrophe for her homeworld and win herself the final word reward—a treasure past measuring—an particular exchange agreement with Earth?

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She picked up a fluffy towel from the dresser and tried to wipe herself clean, but it was a hopeless effort that just smeared the mess around more than it got it off. As much as Red wanted to continue exploring her room, she’d become so tired it was hard to keep her eyes open. She was relieved to discover that her bed wasn’t child-sized, as she feared it might be. It was large enough that a full-grown adult could sleep in it with room to spare. She slipped off her sandals and let her tattered dress fall to the floor.

Some were jagged and sharp, while others were rounded and smooth. The colors varied from bright and shiny to scorched and burned. Despite their many differences, the one thing they all had in common was an intense aura of power radiating around them. Red then noticed that each pedestal had a unique marking carved into the base: I Alpha II Skoll & Hati III Diona IV Madonna Oriente V Ragnarok A strange humming tone rung out nearby. Red whirled, startled, toward a stone altar at the far end of the chamber.

The ordeal left her with a sinking feeling of shame for not doing anything to help. By the time dawn broke, the rain had given way to a fine mist. Red hoped to have a better chance of finding her way back home in the light of day. She had not a clue where she was, nor could she even guess a direction to begin her search. The only thing she knew for certain was that hiding inside a hollowed out tree wasn’t going to get her anywhere. Peering out of the tree, Red could see the creatures of the forest starting to emerge.

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