Chanur's Legacy

Chanur s Legacy National best selling author C J Cherryh continues her highly acclaimed series with a new generation of alien encounters A game of interstellar politics in which Hilfy Chanur and her vessel Legacy are

  • Title: Chanur's Legacy
  • Author: C.J. Cherryh
  • ISBN: 9780886775599
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • National best selling author C.J Cherryh continues her highly acclaimed series with a new generation of alien encounters.A game of interstellar politics in which Hilfy Chanur and her vessel Legacy are commissioned to transport a small, mysterious religious object The price is extremely generous, perhaps too generous.Praise for the Chanur series A tour de forcequintesNational best selling author C.J Cherryh continues her highly acclaimed series with a new generation of alien encounters.A game of interstellar politics in which Hilfy Chanur and her vessel Legacy are commissioned to transport a small, mysterious religious object The price is extremely generous, perhaps too generous.Praise for the Chanur series A tour de forcequintessential SF The Magazine of Fantasy and Science FictionOne of the best science fiction tales ever Minneapolis Star and Tribune

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    1. The new audiobook is out and I very impressed. First, I am going to concentrate on the audiobook. I am not going to rehash the plot. Suffice it to say that Cherryh manages to write a wonderfully complicated but satisfying book giving Hilfy Chanur center stage. I have read a whole bunch of Foreigner books since I first read this book, I can see certain similar themes-- Hilfy was once protocol officer on her aunt's ship which has diplomatic overtones, but Cherryh stays true to her vision of the Ha [...]

    2. One of my favorite sci-fi series. Cherryh creates an alliance of aliens that feels very odd, yet real and refreshingly, we humans are not the big players in the galaxy. In fact, we are a minor race in the big scheme of things and seen as fairly annoying by the other races.In this series the focus is on the cat-like Chanur, a race of traders. The heroine is the niece of the main character from the original series. She's trying to establish herself and her ship, away from the reputation of her fam [...]

    3. Science fiction, mystery, money, and politics. What could be lovelier?Join Hilfy Chanur and her crew as they chase across the systems in an effort to deliver a religious object - the delivery of which would be profitable enough to eliminate the debt on their ship. Unfortunately, the entity who was to receive it appears to be avoiding them, and mayhem seems to dog their footsteps.Along the way, they pick up inconvenient passengers, a troublesome shadow, doubtful allies, and a male crew member who [...]

    4. Here, Hilfi becomes the captain of her own ship, and aside from some recollections of her trauma while imprisoned by Sikkukkut, basically gets a wholesale personality transplant from Pyanfar (Cherryh seems to wink at this occasionally). The premise is bizarre and charming, and I really enjoyed the Stsho characters and Hilfi's interactions with them.

    5. I always feel that I should like C. J. Cherryh books more than I do. They are award winners, and any chapter I pick seems to be very well written, but I find them hard to slug through. There are other books where action is as slow, and other books with unpronuncable alien words and names. So I don't know why I get disappointed in them, looking forward to finishing them. I may have read this once before - I know I read its sequel - but I forget the details. I'm now old enough that I'm willing to [...]

    6. Though they may not be human, the Hani, an alien race of Feline like intelligent beings, think and behave much the way that humans would and this makes it easy to be on their side when they interact with other less understandable aliens. In this story, the Chanur, a spacefaring clan of the Hani get involved in a commission that could be very profitable, but quickly turns into something unexpected and dangerous, it makes for a fun read and a bit of a parable of life here on Earth.I hadn't read on [...]

    7. The culmination of the tale that began with Pride of Chanur. I was disappointed at first that it was told from Hilfy's point of view, with a new crew of characters, but have come to view this as the best of the series. Cherryh explores the nuances of culture-clash with just the right amount of tension and adventure, and in her world you can never be entirely sure of who is an ally and who is an enemy. Start from the beginning of Pride of Chanur and immerse yourself in the world until you reach L [...]

    8. C.J. Cherryh used her not insignificant writing talents to return us to the universe of hani and kif. Hilfy Chanur is the main character in Chanur's Legacy. She discovers that captaining a tradeship in the political shadow of her famous Aunt Py is no easy job. When her ship contracts with the shto to convey an article of historical/cultural significance, her leadership is tested.The story roars along at break neck speed with complications at every turn. The climax begins with a practical joke an [...]

    9. I thought this book feel shy of the other Chanur books. It lacked the tension and at some points it was a little difficult to understand the political undercurrents driving some of the decisions and revelations in it. Id give it a 2.5. Again, the 5 star rating system is vastly inadequate for rating books.

    10. This one is a good finale. A little better than those leading up to it. I'm glad the audio became available as it made the difficulty of reading the unpronounceable various species names and languages easy. Dina Pearlman, the narrator did an excellent job throughout. I prefer the later Foreigner series, but this is a good read.

    11. The final story featuring the Hani focuses on Hilfy,who still has issues with her Aunt Pyanfar.In this story we learn a lot more about the Shtho.Another fine installment.I wish there had been more,like her long running Foreigner series.

    12. A comedy of manners where none of the social mores being tweaked and tested are human? Why not? Although lighter than Cherryh's typical fare (including the previous Chanur novels), and more predictable than usual in terms of who to root for, this book is nonetheless a highly entertaining read.

    13. Exciting quick novel, last in the Chanur series. This one is about young Hilfy Chanur, niece of Pyanfar, who now captains her own trading ship through space.

    14. Quite enjoyable, and opened new ground exploring the stsho culture. Kif continue to be fascinating. I like how the groups that were originally painted as the villains end up just being people.

    15. Years have passed since "Chanur's Homecoming". Pyanfar and the pride are of exploring, Hilfy Chanur is Captain of Chanur's Legacy.

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