The Faded Sun

C. J. Cherryh
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The Faded Sun: Kesrith


An early Cherryh book, the language is a bit clunky, full of made-up alien words that you don't start putting together till halfway through. Not a lot of depth to the characters, just that they are representative of their races and castes. It moved quicker in the second half after the necessary setup and explanation. There's a lot left out, it doesn't quite feel complete, but despite all that, it wasn't a terrible read. You're left knowing that there are later books, which I'll read at some point, but no hurry, the plot is not that complex.