Conquerors' Heritage (The Conquerors Saga, Book 2) by Timothy Zahn

By Timothy Zahn

In Conquerors' Pride, Timothy Zahn, Hugo Award-winning writer of the New York Times bestselling famous person Wars(r) trilogy, unfurled an epic story of drama and braveness because the interstallar Commonwealth confronted savage invasion through alien starships of unknown origin.  Now he probes deeply into the realm of the invaders themselves in a single of the main robust evocations of an alien society ever created.

The Zhirrzh have gained a short lived respite of their warfare with the barbarians.  But the Human  captive Pheylan Cavanaugh has escaped, and for that Thrr-gilag, the younger Searcher, reveals himself disgraced, his bond-engagement to a feminine of a rival extended family imperilled.  Soon he turns into a goal of hidden and robust forces trying to remake Zhirrzh society of their personal cruel image.  His in basic terms desire is to turn out that the overclan experts are wrong:  that it used to be no longer the
Humans who begun the war.

But time is short.  The forces of the Zhirrzh are overextended and face rapid retaliation.  The Zhirrzh have discovered to beat demise itself -- yet even that striking strength might be no fit for the devastating may possibly of the Human Conqueror armadas.  Thrr-gilag quickly involves become aware of that his humans face a two-fold
threat:  destruction via Human know-how. . . or destruction from inside.

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Anyway she was bulimic—but she hasn’t had to purge since then. ” “But I don’t think I was abused. ” “At first, yes. It was only later that it all came out. It’ll come out for you, too. ” “I don’t know. I don’t think this happened. And—and—I mean, come on. Incest—sexual abuse. That’s the stuff of tabloids, no? ” “You’re so wrong, it’s staggering,” said Gurdjieff sharply “And it’s not just you—it’s society in general. You know, in the nineteen-eighties, when we really started talking about sexual abuse and incest, the topic did get a great deal of exposure.

It had come as a complete shock. They’d been living together for about a year, sharing an apartment in St. Jamestown with a few hundred cockroaches. Kyle was in the second year of his master’s in computer science; Heather was just starting her master’s in psychology. They were in love—no doubt—and had talked about building a life together. But Kyle and Heather both knew they should each go somewhere other than U of T for their doctorates. Not that U of T wasn’t a fine place for grad school; indeed, if it really did have any claim to that “Harvard of the North” label, it was because of its graduate studies.

But how often did she mention them? A passing reference here, a brief aside there—and then moving on quickly before it got too unpleasant, to Maslow’s drive for self-actualization, to Adler’s introverts and extroverts, to Skinner’s operant conditioning. “Perhaps,” she said. “Maybe you’re right,” said Gurdjieff, apparently willing to concede a little if Heather was also willing to do so. ” Heather felt it hitting home again. “Of course. ” “It’s natural that you don’t remember it,” said Gurdjieff.

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