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Daw, June 2002, 6.99, 496 pp.
ISBN 0756400759

In the far distant future, mankind lives on many different worlds all across the known universe. Until recently, The Clan, a humanoid looking xenophobic race with incredible mental powers have hidden themselves in plain sight on the human worlds. Now that Sira is the speaker for the clan council, the clan is a member of the Trade Pact. They fervently hope that working with humanity will be able to save them from extinction.

Sira is mated to human Jason Morgan and their mental bond is unique in a universe full of wonders. Jason is a space trader and Sira is part of his crew but when their spaceship needs repairs, Morgan uses his powers as a telepath as payment for getting the ship fixed. Morgan's most deadly enemy captures Sira forcing Jason to hunt for her, a job made much more difficult by a race who has their own plans for his beloved.

Space opera fans will love TO TRADE THE STARS, a colorful action packed novel that brings to life many new worlds inhabited by various sentient and colorful species. The protagonists of this work are endearing characters whose love for each other means risking their lives to make sure the other one is safe. Julie E. Czernada ties up all the loose ends in her Trade Pact universe, making this one the top science fiction series of the new millennium.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   telepath (scifi) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Alien Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler If magical mental powers:    -   telekinesis    -   mind reading    -   teleportation    -   can read emotions

Setting

A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   neutral aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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