A MATTER OF PROFIT
New York : HarperCollins, 2001
ago in a galaxy far, far awayÖ Eighteen-year-old Viv Ahvren is a warrior
of a proud race of humanoids, the Vivitare. The Vivitare have recently
conquered the TíChin confederation of planets where 40 species of intelligent
beings live. Meanwhile, Ahvrenís sister, Sabri, has been promised to marry
a man she detests, Davrik, the emperorís son. Ahvren plots a way to ask
for Sabriís freedom by volunteering to uncover a the source of a rumor
to kill the emperor. He consults an bibliogoth to help him. An bibliogoth
is a scholar, and this particular bibliogoth is part of the Tíchin species,
who look like extremely large insects to us humanoids.
Part mystery, part fantasy, but mostly science fiction, A Matter of Profit is sure to please those who love stories about imaginary worlds. (Melissa Bowman, Melissa.Bowman@pisd.edu, Armstrong Middle School, Lone Star Book Award nominee, 2003-2004)
Soldiers -- Fiction.
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