Crossing the Line is a novel written by Karen Traviss in November It is the second book of the Wess’Har Series. Its predecessor was called City of Pearl. All about Crossing the Line by Karen Traviss. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Crossing the Line (Wess’Har Series #2) by Karen Traviss at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. If you’re already familiar with the politics of the universe, I think it’s safe to skip this book entirely The local species is intelligent but aquatic and has no real technology base. Well, I got my wish and Traviss handled it pretty well. To being hu Shan Frankland forever abandoned the world she knew to come to the rescue of a lost colony on a distant and dangerous planet — a hostile world coveted by two alien races and fiercely protected by a third.

Crossing the Line by Karen Traviss

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. We see a future where pollution and mass destruction of our habitat is at an all time high, but Karen never takes us to Earth. Pages with related products.

When the rules are broken, there are lethal consequences. The ravagers want to encourage conflict so they can set up another colony unimpeded. The characters are very well developed, especially the alien Aras. This is a worth linr up to City of Pearl. Our whole family read the Wess’har series years ago.


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Shan cannot go home because c’naatat introduced to the human populace would destroy Earth’s already strained ecosystem. We learn more about the fate of the three alien species that humans came in contact with. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

As always, comments and discussion are most welcome. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 13 55, 3. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Nov 12, Chani rated it really liked it Shelves: This continues the exploration of human nature begun in City of Pearl. Not just capable of leaving you, the reader, in ethical and moral knots but also bringing back to life tired dead and buried sci-fi tropes don’t get too dug into TVTropes.

Though I disagree with much in here, it is a fascinating and complex book. The native were saved by the inhabitants of that planet’s moon. Will flip through the third volume, just to see whether humanity is exterminated a real possibility or if the author can contrive some way to keep that from happening. Welcome to Cavanagh’s Star. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

An excellent sequel to the superb City of Pearl.

Traviss has done an amazing job bringing me into the story and then allowing it to flow back out, and impact my every day real life. The second novel in Traviss’ Wess’har series is as well written, and fast paced, as the first novel.


Another thing that comes more to the forefront in Crossing the Line is the whole theme of relationships. As part of this, howwever, we learn more about the wess’har, including insights into their biology, their culture, and how the two intersect. Although, I’m glad I slogged through it because the second half was fantastic.

They are even more alien and harder for humans to understand than first thought.

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I had to rush off to get book three to see how it all plays out. Books by Karen Traviss. You might also like: Read more Read less. As a result, cobalt bombs are set off and the native species is destroyed. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Enjoyable read, and usually, better than the first. They lived well in such conditions until another ship from earth tye. And she can never go back–to being neutral, to being safe. It’s a romance without the typical romance-novel trappings, and all the more enjoyable for it.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I was happy to find that it exceeded these expectations and I found it even more enjoyable than “City of Pearl”.