Crossing the Line is a novel written by Karen Traviss in November It is the second book of the Wess’Har Series. Its predecessor was called City of Pearl. All about Crossing the Line by Karen Traviss. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Crossing the Line (Wess’Har Series #2) by Karen Traviss at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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How stupid is this publisher to offer books 3 to 6 in the series in paperback and not book 2?

This book may be wordy, but it is very easy to read, nonetheless. What the book does well is world building. In this book, we spend our time on F’nar, the homeworld of a group of brutal and law oriented aliens known as the Wess’har. Seems book 3 is waiting. Jul 29, Christopher rated it really liked it.

Shan Frankland, star of the last novel, adjusts to her new drossing as a warrior living with the c’naatat symbiont, and begins her somewhat inevitable romantic relationship with Aras, the only other c’naatat crossing on the planet that is her new home. Your use of the site and services crossign subject to these policies and terms.

I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. Return linf Book Page. Welcome to a world where a precarious ecology means the slightest misstep can cause death or worse Dec 10, Judith Bienvenu rated it it was amazing Shelves: His interaction with the different races was played out very effectively, at times he felt he was getting accustomed to the aliens, but just as soon as a travis level sunk in, he reminded himself these creatures, while intelligent, were most definitely not human.

To being hu Shan Frankland forever abandoned the world she knew to come to the rescue of a lost colony on a distant and dangerous planet crossinf a hostile world coveted by two alien races and fiercely protected by a third. Make no mistake, there are some series that you can read out of order without much trouble, but with just the second book under my belt, I feel pretty safe in saying that The Wess’Har Wars is NOT one of those series.


I highly recommend this book to anyone who second guesses society, and moreover, to anyone who loves a good story. But in the course of her mission, she overstepped a boundary and stumbled into forbidden lands. I was surprised with a revenge side plot that merged nicely in the end and I almost cried at the end view spoiler [when Aras had to kill Josh Garrod hide spoiler ].

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But in the course of her mission, she overstepped a boundary and stumbled into forbidden lands. We see a future where pollution and mass destruction of our habitat is at an all time high, but Karen never takes us to Earth.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. The brief sections discussing Wess’har anatomy were, well, rather laughably ridiculous. I just skimmed the last two thirds and was still able to follow the plot and to catch every significant event. They keep swinging between callous disregard for life and a high-vegan environmental protectiveness. Compared to the first book, this one feels much rougher around the edges by far. You would think that the isenj, who had killed off most of the bezeri unintentional though it may have beenwould be shown poorly, but no.

Their population explosion and the resulting pollution almost killed the natives. Great fiction allows the reader to examine their world through the lens of the characters in the work of fiction. May 18, S rated travisa it was amazing Shelves: It continues a story that’s already started and makes no apologies to those who might be jumping in without the first book as a life preserver, and let’s face it: Will flip through the third volume, just to see whether humanity is exterminated a real possibility or if the author can contrive some way to keep that from happening.

She has worked in public relations for the kareh and local government, and has served in the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service and the Territorial Army. It was an enlightening read, but it also brought me deeper into my own thoughts and how much I detest the way selfish people think. As part of this, howwever, we learn more about the wess’har, including insights into their linee, their culture, and how the two intersect.


This ship was much faster.

Political action sci-fi, so there is not a lot in the way of gun fights or physical struggles, but it is well written and the characters really drive the story. The City of Brass. They are a technologically advanced race originally from another star system.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I wish we all could evolve to the Wess’har way of thinking. Shan Frankland forever abandoned the world she knew to come to the rescue of a lost colony on a distant and dangerous planet — a hostile world coveted by two alien races and fiercely protected by a third.

Overall “Crossing The Line” is a superb sequel that builds wonderfully on the previous novel and really develops the characters into people that I am able to find some real affinity for. The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe. Crossing the Line novel. Everything Traviss brought to the table in her debut novel is on vivid display here — her ability to convey how, in a realistic manner, humans and intelligent alien life would interact.

Y I do think that I enjoyed this book a lot more than the last because I decided to ignore the things that irritated me. You’ve successfully reported this review. But the characterization of all four species, now keeps getting stronger.

Books by Karen Traviss. She had a secret mission. Maybe not quite as good as City of Pearlbut still a darn good read. May 02, William rated it did not like it.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. As this is a sequel I will warn anyone reading this review that there are some mild spoilers in relation to “City of Pearl” so please make sure that this doesn’t bother you.