By David Weber
New York instances, united states this day, Wall highway Journal and foreign bestselling phenomenon David Weber can provide the 1st access in an unique younger grownup technology 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 pal and his species opposed to highly-placed enemies decided to say the realm for people only.
Stephanie Harrington regularly anticipated to be a woodland ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl . . . until eventually her mom and dad relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx within the some distance far away superstar nation of Manticore. it's going to were the correct new domestic --- a virgin barren region filled with new species of each style, simply ready to be found. yet Sphinx is a much more risky position than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie’s explorations come to a unexpected halt while her mom and dad lay down the legislation: no journeys into the bush with no grownup supervision!
but Stephanie is a tender girl 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, adorable, shrewdpermanent, and feature a suggested flavor for celery. and they're additionally very, very lethal after they or their buddies 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 definite people, and Stephanie’s locate --- and her first-of-its variety 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 course of highly-placed enemies decided to ensure the planet Sphinx continues to be completely in human fingers, whether that suggests the extermination of one other considering species.
regrettably for these enemies, the treecats have kept Stephanie Harrington’s lifestyles. She owes them . . . and Stephanie is a tender girl who stands via her friends.
this means that issues are approximately to get very interesting on Sphinx.
About A attractive Friendship:
“It’s infrequent to discover teenager technology fiction that strays past renowned dystopian fare. The environmental messages, human-animal friendship, humor, motion, and artistic know-how will make this sequence starter a simple hit. . . .”—<i >Booklist
About David Weber and the honour Harrington series:
“. . .everything you'll wish in a heroine….excellent…plenty of action.”—Science Fiction Age
“Brilliant! remarkable! Brilliant!”—Anne McCaffrey
“Compelling wrestle mixed with attractive characters for an excellent area opera adventure.”—Locus
“Weber combines reasonable, attractive characters with clever technological projection. . .Fans of this venerable house opera will have fun. . .”—Publishers Weekly
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A Beautiful Friendship (Star Kingdom, Book 1) by David Weber