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Forge of Heaven

(2004)
(The second book in the Gene Wars series)
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In this sequel to Hammerfall (2001), the story of an important desert planet that was nearly destroyed by the alien Ondat continues. Marak Trin Tain is the planet's leader and a key figure in maintaining the tentative treaty between human and alien powers. The focus here is on Concord Station, which monitors the tiny planet at the edge of the galaxy and is the fulcrum of the precarious balancing of peace and power between two intergalactic empires. Because of past associations, Procyon, a young watcher monitoring the planet, becomes the object of intense interest for the major powers, Marak, and the leaders of the planet's underground movement, which has its own agenda. Complications arise with the unexpected visit of the Earth ambassador and an attempt on his life that seriously threatens to reopen old wounds and plunge the universe back into devastating war. Although it begins quietly and occasionally slackens pace under the weight of complex political alliances and strategies, this story is not to be underestimated. It carries the reader along as it gathers momentum toward the stunning and unexpected ending that is realized with masterly aplomb. Paula Luedtke
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Forge of Heaven
Author(s): C J Cherryh
ISBN: 1-4352-9325-8 / 978-1-4352-9325-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-29
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July 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Forge of Heaven
Author(s): C J Cherryh
ISBN: 1-4178-0003-8 / 978-1-4178-0003-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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June 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Forge of Heaven
Author(s): C J Cherryh
ISBN: 0-380-97903-9 / 978-0-380-97903-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Forge of Heaven
Author(s): C J Cherryh
ISBN: 0-380-82023-4 / 978-0-380-82023-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Eos
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Forge of Heaven (Gene Wars)
Author(s): C J Cherryh
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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