I've been meaning to write a review of the Foreigner series since reading #1, #2, and #3 in a single weekend many years ago. Unfortunately, I always get so caught up in the story that I'm unable to focus on the details with a critical eye.
By now, each new book in the series is like Facebook in providing me the opportunity to catch up with old friends: in this case, Ilisidi, Lord Geigi, and Cajeiri (and wondering, for the latter, whether the author will ever let him move on to felicitous nine years old). With kidnappings, attempted assassinations, uneasy alliances, and conspiracies and machinations that would put Jacobean dramas to shame, the series consistently reveals essentials about the human condition--using the alien culture of the atevi.
For several years I reviewed very few books because Amazon got snitty about authors as reviewers. When I read back through those old Amazon reviews, I decided to copy some to my own website and add new reviews that readers may find useful.
Authors Desiring Reviews
Please e-mail me if you want an honest but potentially harsh review and are OK with it being posted here and on Goodreads but not on Amazon. Be warned: I won't read anything that has a lot of grammatical or spelling errors.