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The Crimson Claw (LucasFilm's Alien Chronicles #2)

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The master reptilian Viis beat, sell, and kill at whim the Abiru slaves they rule. But their corruption is destroying them. And Ampris--a slave forced to fight as a gladiator--will powerfully lead the fight for her oppressed people.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Ace (first published January 1st 1998)
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Dec 01, 2015 Andi rated it it was ok
Wow, this series is going downhill fast.

I think the problem I have with it is that I just can't get into stories about animals with humanistic traits. (Which is strange because I enjoyed Disney Robin Hood...) Something is just off reading a story about cat people using lamps and all I do is sit there thinking, 'well, if there was no Tesla or Edison, how the fuck did this happen?' Which then makes me think about how this is a Lucasfilm book, so should I question it? BUT THEN: It's not in the same
Haylee Jade
Mar 02, 2016 Haylee Jade rated it it was amazing
this book is so incredible.
this is actually my second time reading this series, and i was worried it wouldn't be as good as i remembered (i read it for the first time when i was about 12) but to be honest this series has far surpassed my expectations.
the writing is just so good. the second installment is far more action packed than the first, fast paced, and covers a lot more time and reveals a lot more of ampris' and israi's world.
the one thing i absolutely love is that even though this book sp
Althea Ann
Sep 25, 2013 Althea Ann rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the "Lucasfilm's Alien Chronicles" trilogy. To tell you the truth, I have no idea what Lucasfilm's involvement in this story was. I assumed they were intended to be made into an animated feature, but on the author's website, it states that "they were never intended to be filmed" (and moreover, that she's never even met George Lucas). So I don't know. They have nothing whatsoever to do with Star Wars, anyway.
I read the first book in this series, "The Golden One" shortly
Noel Thingvall
Jun 26, 2015 Noel Thingvall rated it it was amazing
Excellent continuation of the first volume, sweeping and gripping, takes the story off in some very unexpected directions.
Nov 30, 2015 Rezimoore rated it it was amazing
i loved it and i am going to start on the third book
Searska GreyRaven
Sep 08, 2014 Searska GreyRaven rated it it was amazing
Part two doesn't disappoint. ^_^ Rare, for a trilogy.
Jan 24, 2011 O. rated it really liked it
Liked book 1 a lot. Liked this book even more. I am about to read book 3. Looking forward to finding out how exiled leader Ampris and the Viis princess Israi are going to interact. I think the series is exciting and recommend it highly, especially to scifi lovers.
Jun 26, 2010 Terry rated it liked it
I listened to the audiobook of Book 1. Ampris becomes the leader of the top gladiator team and tries to use her position to build a network dedicated to freedom for the abiru from domination by the Viis.
Jul 09, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing
The second in the series. Ampris is fighting as a gladiator, joined up with Elrabin. Israi is impatiently waiting to take the throne. I do wish some parts were expanded on, but otherwise a good second novel.
Nikki Kelly
Sep 10, 2007 Nikki Kelly rated it it was amazing
Awesome sci-fi story with a very emotional side to it. I love the characters and the creatures are quite unique
Amy Sjoquist
Enjoyed it more than the first book. Looking forward to the third.
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Jan 25, 2009 Kadja Draenor rated it liked it
Keeps as good as the first, if not even a little better.
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The internationally published, award-winning author of 41 novels, Deborah Chester has written Regency romances, historical romances, young adult, science fiction, and fantasy. She is a tenured professor of professional writing in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches novel and short story writing.
She holds a B.A. with General Hon
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