From the bestselling author of the Ender Universe novels comes Orson Scott Card's Treason
Lanik Mueller's birthright as heir to planet Treason's most powerful rulership will never be realized. He is a "rad"--radical regenerative. A freak among people who can regenerate injured flesh... and trade extra body parts to the Offworld oppressors for iron. For, on a planet without hard metals--or the means of escape--iron is power in the race to build a spacecraft.
Iron is the promise of freedom, which may never be fulfilled as Lanik uncovers a treacherous conspiracy beyond his imagination.
Now charged with a mission of conquest--and exile--Lanik devises a bold and dangerous plan... a quest that may finally break the vicious chain of rivalry and bloodshed that enslaves the people of Treason as the Offworld never could.
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After the success in recent years of his mature work (the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning SF diptych Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead and the excellent fantasy, Seventh Son ), the energetic Card returns to his 1979 second novel originally titled A Planet Called Treason . Limiting his rewriting to presentation rather than plot, Card is left with a good story that looks forward to his better work. Arrogant, sophisticated Lanik Mueller, scion of a clan that can regenerate their bodies, learns humility and much else during his exile in ``primitive'' lands. With his new powers, including the ability to cause earthquakes and drain lakes, he leads his countrymen in revolt against their conquerors. As in his later, better known work, Card provides a colorful dramatization of ethical issues and questions of identity against a backdrop of bizarrely fascinating races from the tree-dwelling Nkumai to the time-manipulating Ku Kuei.
Loved it the whole way through! Written in Card's signature style: page-turning epic doling out equal parts action, mystery, and moral dilemma.
Crazy awesome imagination!
OSC's imagination really shines through in this book. It's packed with so many ideas that OSC could probably create dozens of other books based on each one. As packed as it is, it doesn't suffer from clutter or confusion. The world he creates weaves in and out of each idea beautifully, sewing together several themes.
I LOVED treason.
Got it after a few other Card novels, great tale of a man exploring his identity, duty, an the history of his planet.