The Howling Stones

The Howling Stones

A Novel of the Commonwealth

Book - 1997
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The newly discovered planet of Senisran was a veritable paradise. Its vast oceans were dotted with thousands of lush islands containing vast deposits of rare-earths and minerals. But Senisran was also the Humanx Commonwealth's problem child, for each island was inhabited by a different tribe of aboriginal natives whose customs and tribal rites varied from island to island. Each had to be negotiated with separately for mining rights, and the Commonwealth was locked in a race against the vicious AAnn Empire to secure those rights.  

Now the clans of the Parramat Archipelago on Senisran were resisting entreaties by the Commonwealth and AAnn alike. So, xenologist and first-contact specialist Pulickel Tomochelor was dispatched from Earth to handle this  sensitive and stubborn negotiation. More comfortable with aliens than with his own species, and confident in his extraordinary ability to communicate with them, Pulickel looked forward to a short assignment and a triumphant return to Earth.  

But he hadn't counted on the incredible secret of Parramat: the strange green stones that the natives used to bless the crops, ensure plentiful fishing, heal the injured and ill, and control the weather. Within these stones lay an awesome technology the origin of which was lost in time, technology that had to be kept from the AAnn at any cost.  

In his previous travels around the planets of the Commonwealth, Pulickel had seen many wonders, but never any like this. And he had seen the effects of evil on both beings and planets, but he never expected to meet the very essence of evil face-to-face . . .

Enter the amazing world of the Humanx Commonwealth, the interstellar empire governed jointly by humans and insectoid Thranx aliens as New York Times-bestselling author Alan Dean Foster continues the saga that began with For Love of Mother-Not, The Tar-Aiym Krang, and Orphan Star!

Baker & Taylor
The author of the popular Flinx novels and the Icerigger Trilogy returns to the vast Commonwealth Universe, where xenologist Pulickel Tomochelor, a scientist with the ability to communicate with aliens, encounters face to face the very essence of evil.

Blackwell North Amer
The newly discovered planet of Senisran was a veritable paradise. Its vast oceans were dotted with thousands of lush islands containing vast deposits of rare-earths and minerals. But Senisran was also the Humanx Commonwealth's problem child, for each island was inhabited by a different tribe of aboriginal natives whose customs and tribal rites varied from island to island. Each had to be negotiated with separately for mining rights, and the Commonwealth was locked in a race against the vicious AAnn Empire to secure those rights.
Now the clans of the Parramat Archipelago on Senisran were resisting entreaties by the Commonwealth and AAnn alike. And so xenologist and first-contact specialist Pulickel Tomochelor was dispatched from Earth to handle this most sensitive and stubborn negotiation. More comfortable with aliens than with his own species, and confident in his extraordinary ability to communicate with them, Pulickel looked forward to a short assignment and a triumphant return to Earth.
But he hadn't counted on the incredible secret of Parramat: the strange green stones that the natives used to bless the crops, ensure plentiful fishing, heal the injured and ill, and control the weather. For within those stones lay an awesome technology the origin of which was lost in time - a technology that had to be kept from the AAnn at any cost.

Baker
& Taylor

Xenologist Pulickel Tomochelor, a scientist with the ability to communicate with aliens, encounters face to face the very essence of evil

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345383754
0345383753
Characteristics: 331 p. ; 24 cm

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