By C. J. Cherryh
The civil battle one of the alien Atevi has ended and Tabini-aiji, the ruler of the Western organization, has again to energy. Bren Cameron, Tabini's human paidhi, makes a decision to come to his recovered domestic at the coast, but if Tabini's son Cajeiri, determined for experience, flees his obligations to affix Bren, Tabini sends the boy's great-grandmother to discover him.
Even notwithstanding the struggle is over, the competition continues to be current, and a district as soon as regarded as secure may perhaps now be a seize. With Bren, Cajeiri, and his great-grandmother below one roof...a seize is baited.
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Around her were the guardian dolphins. Tauno kissed her in the hollow where throat met breast, and swam softly away. It was a light night of Northern summer. The waters glimmered, barely moving, a lap-lap-lap of wavelets above the deeper half-heard march of the tide. The air was hushed, cool, and damp. Tauno came to Berning. He circled her with the stealthiness of a shark. Nobody seemed to be at the helm, but a man stood at either side of the main deck, pike agleam, and a third was in the crow’s nest.
Vanimen saw them glimpsewise, fair fOnDS among billows that fought them. Nearby lifted the backfin of his orca, loyal beast. Meiiva climbed the ladder to join him. Braided, her blue mane did not fly wildly as did his golden, and she had wrapped a cloak from a clothes chest around her slenderness. She must bring her lips against his ear to say: “The helmsman asked me to tell you he IX fears he can’t keep her head to the waves as you ordered, once the real blow sets in. The tiller is like an eel in his hands.
I don’t understand why that should be so,” he said. ” Ranild thought he saw a chance. He rushed in. Thus he took Tauno’s lure. He stabbed. The halfling was not there, had simply swayed aside from the point. Tauno chopped down on Ranild’s wrist with the edge of his left hand. Tauno’s right hand struck home the knife. Ranild fell to the deck. Ranild’s wound was not mortal. ” “Why should IT’ Tauno said. Eyjan swarmed up the ratlines to make an end of Sivard’s noise. BOOK 2. SELKIE. I BOOK 2 SELKIE I VANIMEN, who had been the Liri king and was now the captain of a nameless ship-since he had thought Pretiosissimus Sanguis boded ill-bound for an unknown shore, stood in her bows and peered.
Deceiver (Foreigner, Book 11) by C. J. Cherryh