By Karen Traviss
3 separate alien societies have claimson Cavanagh's celebrity. however the new arrivals -- the gethes from Earth -- now threaten thetenuous stability of a coveted world.
Environmental danger Enforcement officer Shan Frankland agreed to guide a challenge to Cavanagh's superstar, figuring out that a hundred and fifty years might elapse earlier than she may well ultimately go back domestic. yet her touchdown, with a small workforce of scientists and Marines, has no longer long past ignored through Aras, the planet's detailed parent. An endlessly evolving international himself, this unhappy, strong being has already obliterated thousands of alien interlopers and their nice towns to guard the delicate local inhabitants. Now Shan and her celebration -- plus the small colony of fundamentalist people who preceded them -- may well face the same annihilation . . . or a destiny some distance worse. simply because Aras possesses a mystery of the blood that might be disastrous if it fell into human palms -- if the gethes live on the approaching conflict their coming has inadvertently hastened.
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City of Pearl by Karen Traviss