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Necessity's Child - eARC
by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Publisher: Baen Books

Stirring SF adventure from master storytellers Sharon Lee and Steve Miller—#16 in the award-winning Liaden Universe® saga. Space ships, action, adventure—all tied together with a strong dollop of romance and clan intrigue—make this a compelling series for a wide range of readers, from romance to military SF lovers.

The kompani see none as an enemy, and yet few as friend. The kompani exist in many places, living quietly in the shadows, thriving off the bounty that others have no wit to secure, nor skill to defend. Their private history is unwritten; their recall rooted in dance and dream. The Clan Korval is in many ways the opposite of the kompani. The interstellar trading clan is wealthy in enemies, fortunate in friends. Korval protects itself with vigor, and teaches even its youngest children the art of war.

And when representatives of Clan Korval arrive on the planet Surebleak where the kompani has lived, secret and aloof, the lives of three people intersect— Kezzi, apprentice to the kompani's grandmother; Syl Vor, Clan Korval's youngest warrior; and Rys, a man without a world, or a past.

Necessity's Child is a standalone adventure in the popular and exciting Liaden Universe®.

Published 2/15/2013
SKU: A9781451638875
Ebook Price: $15.00 
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1. Pam on 1/16/2013, said:

Another great Liaden Universe story! The only complaint I have about any of them is that it takes too long for a new one to come out!
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2. Giles on 12/28/2012, said:

Long time fan here. Although the "Ghost Ship" was good, and I wanted to go back there, "Necessity's Child" is excellent. There were many moments that actually provoked deep emotion within me. I would recommend this book to all Laiden Lovers.
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3. Stephen on 12/13/2012, said:

Back to Surebleak after the attack on Miri at the Korval party there are agents loose on planet. Syl Vor one of the Korval children is a main protagonist and has the serious side of the Korval genes. Into the mix are the mysterious Kompani. Lee and Miller's elegant writing as usual. They have a lovely turn of phrase in their writing I love. I really like all of the Liad books. Spoiler(not really), It took me forever to figure out / remember who his Korval parent was. I thought they had all had contract marriages and offspring. Mom is Nova. And by the way when does she get her life mate? Thought there might be something here. L&M being mean to her. Their characters are vivid real people.
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4. Regina on 12/2/2012, said:

This book is back to the old level of excellence. It is much more focused than the last one, with a great story that keeps you reading. And it is always nice to meet well known characters again - this time from a quite different perspective.
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5. Dan on 11/9/2012, said:

Another element enters the Surebleak stew.
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6. Loyd on 11/3/2012, said:

Another excellent entry in the series, this time focusing on a former bit player. My only complaint about the Liaden books is that don't come out faster...
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7. Steven on 10/28/2012, said:

Yet another fantastic installment in the Liaden Universe. This book seems very friendly towards younger readers and I would say it would be a good book to start a budding reader on. I did not want it to end, I was watching chapters go by and dreading the point where I ran out. Buy this book, buy it twice, make the authors so much money they have no choice but to sit and write more to keep up their lavish lifestyle ;)
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