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The planet Botany was settled by a mixed group of humans and aliens, slaves of the alien Catteni and their alien masters, the Eosi. But one Catteni was dropped on Botany with the slaves: Zainal, who helped them win their independence. Now Botany must establish trade with other planets in order to survive. But the other worlds have been ravaged by the Catteni, and once-proud Earth has been reduced to primitive poverty, its technology stolen by corrupt Barevi merchants. To save Botany, Zainal and Kris Bjornsen, his human lover, must find a way to help all the worlds.
While the preface of Freedom's Ransom crisply summarizes the preceding books, this series has so many characters, races, and planets that newcomers should start with the first book, Freedom's Landing. Sophisticated SF readers aren't likely to enjoy the series, but it should hook young adults; if you're looking to broaden a child's reading beyond Harry Potter, try Anne McCaffrey's Freedom series and Dragonriders of Pern series. --Cynthia Ward --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I read this series a long time ago and liked it then . I hope there is one more book as to finish the series.Published 27 days ago by Linda
A satisfying end to an interesting series by one of my favorite authors.Published 1 month ago by Howard A.
What happens when you've won something and have to clean up after yourself? In a way, this book deals with it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kyllein MacKellerann
Is there a fifth book in series? If so please advise we have been waiting many many years for itPublished 4 months ago by HiC
very flat; not much going on; would be difficult to follow as a self-standing novel without having read the earlier books.Published 4 months ago by Carol Gold
vivid portrait of another universe. and it's peoples...wonderful tale...wish there were more tales of Botany!!! another world I wish were realPublished 5 months ago by kitcarson