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Grasp the Stars

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Pursued by members of every species, Meris-the most ancient and legendary of the Jadamiin-is a stowaway on a ship bound for the Port Earth space station. But the pursuit isn't over-and suddenly Port Earth is embroiled in high level intrigue that could annihilate the entire station.
ebook, 496 pages
Published July 6th 2004 by Daw Books
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Mary JL
Jan 30, 2013 Mary JL rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any science fiction fan
Shelves: main-sf-fantasy
Things are Earthport Station are really hectic.

First are the normal snafus when three differing race--human; Phi-Nurian; and Rofan are busy sharing the same spaceport with their differing customs and conflicts. The Phi-Nurians are erractic; the arrogant Rofans like to duel.

Then, the nearby Rofan spaceport is closed due to an unusual emergency, so ships must continue on to Earth Port Station. The workload of incoming ships is suddenly doubled.

And now, our heroine--Deputy Rachel Adjami--is running
The author attempted to write a wheels within wheels plot in the manner of Robert Jordan, Tom Clancy, or David Weber...and tripped over the attempt, feel down two or three flights of stairs, and landed in a broken heap of sadness at the bottom.

The various plots in the book are handled poorly, all of them jumping erratically in a hard-to-read hard-to-follow mess of words and character thoughts. Some of the main issues are:

1)The perspective jumps between far to many characters, most of whom are a
Another description of life on a space station orbiting earth, but this one has a twist. A strange alien (supposed to me the "mother of the universe") shows up hotly pursued by those who would exploit her supposed godhood. Dragged into the conflict are two police officers who, amid the chaos of an overcrowded space station, don't try to save their galaxy, just their jobs.

Mildly confusing in places with some language.
After Spirit Fox I had to read a stand-alone by Ms. Wingert. A lovey Royo-esque cover and a great story--wonder if she'll do any more books...?
Lynn Calvin
Ebook reread...had forgotten some of this excellent book - wish there was more from this author.

Good story, good portrayal of aliens. Lots of loose ends, although certainly a complete story. I wish there had been more, but this is a worthwhile standalone.
Sue Milo
Keep an eye out for a sequel....
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Jennifer Wingert lives in Iowa, works full-time, and writes in every spare moment she can find. Spirit Fox is her first novel, but it will certainly not be her last.
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