Star-spanning galactic trader Jethri Gobelyn’s story continues in the seventeenth entry in the Liaden Universe series by master storytellers Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.
In a universe full of interstellar intrigue and burgeoning commerce novice Terran trader Jethri Gobelyn, adopted by a Liaden clan after an ill-directed bow of honor insulted the scion of a major Liaden house, is alive and whole to tell the tale. Convinced that the adoption has saved his life and made his future he settles into a comfortable and even elite routine, a Trader's Ring his goal.
Even as Jethri's initiation into the mysteries and joys of Liaden Festival bring him to manhood, he's forced to face Necessity and the facts of life: his adoption has also invigorated a net of unfinished Balance far more complex and potentially deadly than a simple Terran blood feud. He must embrace his Terran birthright as well as his Liaden connections while leaving behind the safety of the great Liaden trade ship Elthoria to defend his honor and that of shipmates past and present.
Forced to sit Second Board as a back-up pilot on a Liaden Scout ship, Jethri's convinced he's already at wit's end - when several familiar faces threaten all that he knows of himself, and all that he wishes to do.
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The Further Adventures of Jethri Gobelyn
- Kindle Customer
I have liked and enjoyed many of the previous books in this series. Normally they are action-packed, character driven, great books with a wonderful dry humor running through them. This one however, drags to an unbearable level. The authors kept going off into detailed tangents that made no sense or had no purpose. I'm half way though this book and can barely force myself to try to finish it. I will only because it may affect the overall story arc.
It is like this book is a series of unrelated scenes that should be related to one another but you can't clear away all the trivia to understand what the point is. It starts with the main character reading an incredibly boring book while thinking about the salient points in the authors' previous book about this character. Then his mother tells him he has to have sex for the first time and he complies. Then he is riding around in a scout's spaceship on a matter of honor because the scout lost a notebook. In the background the "enemy" is having sex and compiling complaints against people who have wronged him. Meanwhile he learns some things about his deceased father and that the woman he grew up thinking as his mother who was really horrible to him. After more than 7 hours you expect a bit more from a book.
I have not listened to this actor's performance before. Maybe it was the lackluster matter that made this so hard to listen to.
I normally love to read these authors' books, but this one missed the mark. I read the other reviews with a bit of disbelief wondering if we are reading the same book. Maybe the 2nd half of the book will be so good I will have to edit this review...but I am not holding my breath.
- Avid reader "Sherrie"