Fledgling

Fledgling

Book - 2009
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Theo Waitley has lived all her young life on Delgado, a Safe World that is home to one of the galaxy's premier institutions of higher learning. Both Theo's mother, Kamele, and Kamele's onagrata Jen Sar Kiladi, are professors at the university, and they all live comfortably together, just like they have for all of Theo's life, in Jen Sar's house at the outskirts of town.

Suddenly, though, Theo's life changes. Kamele leaves Jen Sar and moves herself and Theo back into faculty housing, which is not what Theo is used to. Once settled back inside the Wall, Kamele becomes embroiled in faculty politics, and is appointed sub-chair of her department. Meanwhile, Theo, who has a notation in her file indicating that she is "physically challenged" has a series of misadventures, including pulling her best friend down on the belt-ride to class, and hurting a team mate during a scavage game.



With notes piling up in her file, Theo only wants to go "home," to the house in the suburbs, and have everything just like it used to be.



Then, Kamele uncovers evidence of possible dishonest scholarship inside of her department. In order to clear the department, she and a team of senior professors must go off-world to perform a forensic document search. Theo hopes this will mean that she'll be left in the care of the man she calls "Father," Professor Kiladi, and is horrified to learn that Kamele means to bring Theo with her!
Publisher: Wake Forest, NC : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2009
ISBN: 9781439132876
1439132879
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Miller, Steve 1950 July 31-

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dedmanshootn
Jun 22, 2015

the first in a "series within a series" and some great new characters added to the liaden universe

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smithcdn
Sep 25, 2013

I read this after I read Ghost Ship. Definitely en error as Fledgling starts us off with how Theo got her attitude and where some of the characters in this book come from. Please read the books in sequence, you will not regret it.
Apart from that, even knowing what I learned from Ghost Ship, Fledgling was a good read and held my attention all the way through. Enjoy.

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Eldunarí
May 02, 2013

I wish I could give it 10 stars! The writing of Lee & Miller is exceptional... Flowing, brilliant, alive! I loved this, my first book of theirs. I will definitely be reading more. Highly recommended!

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Lynxwyze
Jul 18, 2012

Outstanding fun! Great story about a child and her parents, with some universal themes mixed in with an intricate and fascinating plot.

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