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Hardcover, Pocket Books, 2012, ISBN13 9781451638400, ISBN10 145163840X

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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and internationalbestselling phenomenon David Weberdelivers the second entry in an original young adult science fiction adventureseries.

Young forest ranger Stephanie Harrington and her treecat companion Climbs Quickly battle natural forestfire and very human enemies on a pioneer planet. Prequel to the Honor Harrington adult sciencefiction saga.

Second entry in a new young adult series by New York Times best seller David Weber, and the prequel to the hugely popular Honor Harrington adult science fictionsaga.

Fire in the forestand a cry for help from a trapped anddesperate alien mother! Unfortunately, this is one cry no human can hear. Stephanie Harrington, precocious fourteen-year-old Provisional Forest Ranger onthe planet Sphinx, knows something is wrong from the uneasy emotion that isflooding into her from her treecat friend, Climbs Quickly. But though Stephanies alien comrade shares atight bond with his two-legs, whom he knows as Death Fangs Bane, he cannot communicatedirectly to her the anguished call from one of his people.

Still, their strong and direct bond of feeling may beenough. Stephanie and fellow ranger Karl Zivonik respond to Climbs Quicklysrising waves of distress. Fire season on the pioneer world of Sphinx hasbegun. But there are those who want touse the natural cycle of the planet for personal gain and to get rid of theone obstacle that stands in the way of acquiring even greater land and power onSpinx: the native treecats.

Now its up to Stephanie, Climbs Quickly along with theirfriends, family, and allies to prevent disaster and injustice from befalling atreecat clan. But in the processStephanie must be certain to preserve the greatest secret all. It is the knowledge that the treecats of Sphinx are not merely pets or servants, but are highly intelligent in their ownrightthat they are a species fully deserving of rights, respect, and freedom. And keeping the secret that will allow the treecats time to develop a mutuallybeneficial relationship with humankind.

It all begins with the friendship of a girl and her treecat.

About Fire Season:

I loved it. A thrilling,edge-of-the-seat readI couldn't put it down! Tamora Pierce, author of New York Times best-selling Beka Cooperseries

About series debutnovel, A Beautiful Friendship:

[A]stellar introduction to a new YA science-fiction series set in the Honorverse of Webers popular adult novels. Its rare to find teen science fiction thatstrays beyond popular dystopian fare. The environmental messages, human-animalfriendship, humor, action, and inventive technology will make this seriesstarter an easy hit with teen sf readers. Booklist

About David Weber and the Honor Harrington series:

... everything you could want in a heroine. excellentplentyof action. Science Fiction Age

Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Anne McCaffrey

Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a greatspace opera adventure. Locus

Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligenttechnological projection. Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice. Publishers Weekly

Specifications

Publisher: Baen Books
Publish Date: Oct 02, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781451638400
ISBN-10: 145163840X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 304
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.1
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