By Timothy Zahn
In Conquerors' Pride, Timothy Zahn, Hugo Award-winning writer of the New York Times bestselling superstar Wars(r) trilogy, unfurled an epic story of drama and braveness because the interstallar Commonwealth confronted savage invasion through alien starships of unknown origin. Now he probes deeply into the area of the invaders themselves in a single of the main strong evocations of an alien society ever created.
The Zhirrzh have received a brief respite of their struggle with the barbarians. But the Human captive Pheylan Cavanaugh has escaped, and for that Thrr-gilag, the younger Searcher, reveals himself disgraced, his bond-engagement to a feminine of a rival extended family imperilled. Soon he turns into a goal of hidden and robust forces trying to remake Zhirrzh society of their personal cruel image. His simply wish is to turn out that the overclan experts are wrong: that it used to be no longer the
Humans who begun the war.
But time is short. The forces of the Zhirrzh are overextended and face fast retaliation. The Zhirrzh have realized to beat dying itself -- yet even that extraordinary strength can be no fit for the devastating may well of the Human Conqueror armadas. Thrr-gilag quickly involves detect that his humans face a two-fold
threat: destruction by means of Human know-how. . . or destruction from inside of.