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Convergence

por C. J. Cherryh

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"Alpha Station, orbiting the world of the atevi, has taken aboard five thousand human refugees from a destroyed station in a distant sector of space. With supplies and housing stretched to the breaking point, it is clear that the refugees must be relocated down to the planet, and soon. But not to the atevi mainland: rather to the territory reserved for humans, the island of Mospheira. Tabini-aiji, the powerful political head of the atevi, tasks his brilliant human diplomat, Bren Cameron, to negotiate with the Mospheiran government. For the Alpha Station refugees represent a political faction that the people of Mospheira broke from two centuries ago, and these Mospheirans are not enthusiastic about welcoming these immigrants from space. In the decades Bren has served Tabini, he has become enmeshed in the atevi world in a way no human ever has before. Bren is now an atevi lord, with his own estate on the mainland, his own household, and his own Assassin's Guild bodyguards. He is a treasured resource to Tabini and has become close to Tabini's young son and heir, Cajieri, the first atevi child ever to grow up in the presence of a human. Tabini, impatient with human politics, has ordered Bren to return to the island of his birth in his official capacity as an atevi lord, with his full atevi retinue. Bren is to inform the president of Mospheira that he is no longer his diplomat, that Mospheira must take in the refugees from Alpha, and that there is no other acceptable solution. And among the refugees are three children requiring special protection because Cajieri has made them his "associates," a bond of atevi loyalty that is unbreakable and lifelong. While Bren travels to Mospheira, Tabini sends Cajieri to the country to visit his uncle Tatiseigi--a political gesture to shore up an old man and give the boy a well-earned vacation, a cherished opportunity to escape the formality of the atevi court. Tatiseigi's neighbors, however, are determined to end an old feud to their own satisfaction, and Cajieri's presence is just the excuse they need"--Jacket.… (mais)
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Another great addition to the series, and a change from the titling conventions!

In this book, Bren finally returns to Mospheira! There's a lot of great stuff there, particularly with some old characters coming back and interacting with him. Bren hasn't really interacted with a lot of Mospheirans in a long time, and a lot has changed since then.

I also really liked the change in Cajeiri's perspective. True, he's only nine years old, but this book reminds us that nine in Atevi years isn't quite the same as nine in human years, particularly for some one of Cajeiri's status. I've never really been a fan of his portions of the novels, but this book I really liked them. He's starting to take on a lot more responsibility and understand the consequences of his actions. He spends more time thinking things through before acting on impulse, and putting his thoughts and desires in more young adult modes than childish "I really want to do x, but -insert adult- will probably be angry about it". Not that I want him to be a complete adult because like... he's just a kid. But it's an interesting transition. I think his associates appreciate it a lot more.

Tatiseigi also had some good character moments, and we learn a lot about him. I also really liked learning about how his changed politics plays with the people he's built political ties with over the years, as he moves from a far more conservative standpoint to at least a slightly more liberal one, while still retaining his conservative mindset.

Overall it was a nice, quick read. Can't wait to read the next one. ( )
  AnonR | Aug 5, 2023 |
This time, Bren Cameron has to go to Mospheira with the kyo treaty. It's been a long time and he doesn't really feel at home there anymore. He has to set things up with the government to accept the Reunioner humans currently stuck on Alpha Station. Meanwhile, Cajieri visits his uncle and meets some new relatives while coming to a new appreciation for things. ( )
  Pferdina | Nov 29, 2020 |
Setting up the next trilogy - nothing actually happens, but it's interesting nonetheless.

The Kyo have left, and so Bren's remaining challenge is what to do with the Reunioners. Tabini tasks him to head back to the Island and settle any political questions and balance the population on the station. This occupies fully a half of the book, but has no challenges, and only one slightly loud meeting.

The other half is Cajeri again, being the active foil to Bren's talking. Cajeri is sent 'on holiday' to his great-uncle's estate where he meets two claimants for the ajuri lordship, one more appealing than the other. Here too little happens.

But despite the inactivity and frequent jumping between the two characters, it's quite enjoyable. You can see where the threads are running for the remaining books, the cultural details are charming, the characters as ever retaining distinct personalities and it's just nice, no major alarms, a cosy read. ( )
  reading_fox | Jun 27, 2020 |
Oddly enough, I was fully expecting more space, more diplomacy, and more aliens, but that's done for now. Non-aggression treaty and Rosetta Stone signed, in hand, and now shipped downwell, Bren and crew have a brand new problem.

What the hell are they going to do with all those station refugees? Atevi won't take them and there's definitely not enough resources to keep them for long on the station around the Atevi world.

Oddly enough, the simple solution takes this series in a seriously awesome direction I'm surprised hasn't been explored as fully as now: Mospheira. The island where all the humans are kept penned in like livestock. :) Or not livestock, but clannish and fearful refugees from 200 years ago thinking they still have a good handle on things when in reality they're just being tolerated by a very understanding Atevi. :)

I was drawn all the way in. I'm surprised how much I enjoyed seeing the human populace for once instead of just dealing with them (or not dealing at all) from the mainland where the Atevi rule. Cajeiri's side-story was quite interesting and develops his character and relationships nicely in a new-adult way, but honestly, I was very much more invested in Bren dealing with all his old colleagues and detractors without getting to rely on all the honors or stations of the Atevi political side.

A good diplomat always tries to work from a position of power, and it was too funny how he worked it. :)

Still a great series! And there's one more that came out! Woo! Can't wait! :) ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
To read more of my reviews, check out my blog at keikii Eats Books!

Quote:
“Mani says if we site a space industry in their district they will become great supporters of the ship. Perhaps we should give them a contract.”
“Change, son of mine, should be applied like salt to a dish—best taste it, understand it, and then decide.”

Review:
Hmm Convergence was..different somehow. A lot of hows, to be honest. I think if I weren't so biasedly in love with this series I might have rated this much more poorly than I have.

While both Bren and Cajeiri have been sharing the perspective for the book since I believe book eight or nine, it is different this time around. They are much more equal characters. Cajeiri has been acting more like an adult, having more and more agency with each successive book. Acting less like chaos incarnate. This was like a test for him, and he passed with flying colours.

Bren's story was much of the same as it has been the entire series. Politics, politics, and more politics. The difference being that it was entirely human politics, and it didn't even have to deal with the space station or space ship. It was all Mospheiran. Tabini has sent Bren to Mospheira to make them deal with the rapidly deteriorating situation on the space station, and get Cajeiri's friends down to the planet safe, and in a program to someday replace him as paidhi.

There is a lot of time spent trying to get the Mospheirans to see reason. Which... good luck with that. Jeez humans in this series are absolutely impossible to get along with. It is no wonder that Bren prefers to deal with the Atevi. It is a lot of what we have seen to date. A lot of meetings, mostly without tea because they were large meetings with different cabinets. Nothing special, but still damn fine to read.

Cajeiri on the other hand... has had his first solo outing. He has gone, on his own, to his great uncle Tatiseigi's house. With permission this time! Tabini wants to show that Tatiseigi isn't out of favour with him, and this gives a chance for Cajeiri to just be a kid and get to ride his macheiti which he has only been allowed to ride once before.

Cajeiri is learning how to do things on his own, how to direct the going ons around him on his own. It's all politics, but of the sort a child can handle. He has to deal with keeping his family from getting even more of a mess than it already is. He is a child of politics, tying together way too many lines.

But he is only a kid. And I found myself crying a bit for Cajeiri. He is never allowed to just be a kid. Everything has an ulterior motive. Nothing is safe for him. Everything he ever has tried to do to just be a kid has been interrupted by gunfire or assassins or kidnapping, or some combination. And now he is being saddled with even more responsibility while not being in charge of anything in his life. He is always at the whims of the adults while not ever being allowed to be a kid. It sucks and he isn't even allowed to complain. Poor kid. ( )
  keikii | Jan 23, 2020 |
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"Alpha Station, orbiting the world of the atevi, has taken aboard five thousand human refugees from a destroyed station in a distant sector of space. With supplies and housing stretched to the breaking point, it is clear that the refugees must be relocated down to the planet, and soon. But not to the atevi mainland: rather to the territory reserved for humans, the island of Mospheira. Tabini-aiji, the powerful political head of the atevi, tasks his brilliant human diplomat, Bren Cameron, to negotiate with the Mospheiran government. For the Alpha Station refugees represent a political faction that the people of Mospheira broke from two centuries ago, and these Mospheirans are not enthusiastic about welcoming these immigrants from space. In the decades Bren has served Tabini, he has become enmeshed in the atevi world in a way no human ever has before. Bren is now an atevi lord, with his own estate on the mainland, his own household, and his own Assassin's Guild bodyguards. He is a treasured resource to Tabini and has become close to Tabini's young son and heir, Cajieri, the first atevi child ever to grow up in the presence of a human. Tabini, impatient with human politics, has ordered Bren to return to the island of his birth in his official capacity as an atevi lord, with his full atevi retinue. Bren is to inform the president of Mospheira that he is no longer his diplomat, that Mospheira must take in the refugees from Alpha, and that there is no other acceptable solution. And among the refugees are three children requiring special protection because Cajieri has made them his "associates," a bond of atevi loyalty that is unbreakable and lifelong. While Bren travels to Mospheira, Tabini sends Cajieri to the country to visit his uncle Tatiseigi--a political gesture to shore up an old man and give the boy a well-earned vacation, a cherished opportunity to escape the formality of the atevi court. Tatiseigi's neighbors, however, are determined to end an old feud to their own satisfaction, and Cajieri's presence is just the excuse they need"--Jacket.

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