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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 154428327X
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- Publication Date: March 31, 2017
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- Language: English
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Young navigator Zhendar, who will later become Lutnalind and use the name LX, is assigned to an undercover mission to infiltrate and study the vicious cannibalistic Ksarrichis. They are preparing to devastate yet another planet and its inhabitants, the Daxons, to steal the resources needed on their depleted planet Ksarr.
While Xhartan navigators are strictly forbidden to interfere and are admonished to only observe and report back (and try to remain alive!), Zhendar must constantly fight his own conscience not to save the victims of the maniacal Ksarrichis. A young Dax woman will grab hold of his heart strings, though, and not let go. That’s when Zhendar decides to part with his navigator training, and use his healing gifts and calling of the elements to try to save the Daxons from utter annihilation.
G. G. Atcheson’s ability to step outside the box and transport her readers into her vividly descriptive scenes is profound.
This book contains many scenes of violence and sex, though it does draw thought-provoking parallels to our own “human” view of the cosmos, the possibility of alien societies and that we might treat them as far less than human. Something you may “not” want to consider when on some lonely starry night you find yourself being teleported to the mothership to be probed by gnarly gray ant creatures.
Zhendar, a Xhartan navigator, has been assigned to infiltrate a Ksarrichi war ship. His planet is technologically advanced, seems to have solved all or most of its social problems, and is ardently neutral. Therein lies the rub.
Zhendar has always been a bit different than his peers, and though his mission is strictly an observational one (interference being strictly verboten to the Xhartans), he can’t help but feel empathy for the victims of the Ksarrichis, a related but polar opposite race, who thrive on torture.
Atcheson builds Zhendar’s character as skillfully as she builds tension; all the while erecting a bizarre and chilling universe which will thrill, please, and repulse readers by turns.
As the action proceeds, Zhendar finds himself, not only facing gruesome physical consequences, but internal strife as he sees his bystander status grow more and more untenable.
Dax is a well written, excellent read which resonates on multiple levels; a book which can stand on its own or serve as a prelude to the Legacy Series.
This book takes place well before the events in Fate, but this is the time period LX talks about: the time spent aboard the brutal warship of the Ksarr people. As such, this is something of a dark read. There are parts that were emotionally difficult, and some parts that I admit had me saying, "Ew! Yuck!"
But a good book makes you feel and doesn't always promise those feelings will be nice. This is a good book. It made me think. Loved it.