Crossing the Line is a novel written by Karen Traviss in November It is the second book of the Wess’Har Series. Its predecessor was called City of Pearl. All about Crossing the Line by Karen Traviss. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Crossing the Line (Wess’Har Series #2) by Karen Traviss at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Crossing the Line

Since the characters have spent a novel together, characters like Aras and Shan develop an engaging believable relationship, considering the genetic make-up of the two characters. Leading a mission to explore the planet and rescue a lost colony, Shan Frankland crossed the line between human and alien, between honour and morality, to save a world.

In the first book, Traviss almost seemed to shy away from violence and sex, the concepts and acts were there in theory, but it was always told about after the fact or hinted at during a cut-away, leading the story to focus on the characters and the world as compared to the action. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Shan cannot go home because c’naatat introduced to the human populace would destroy Earth’s already strained ecosystem.

It continues a story that’s already started and makes no apologies to those who might be jumping in without the first book as a life preserver, and let’s face it: Karen Traviss is a former defense correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There are also numberless earths circling around their suns, no crosssing and no less inhabited than this globe of ours. But the characterization of all four species, now keeps getting stronger. Go get your hands on City of Pearl! I had been looking forward to reading this book for a while to see where the story would progress from the rather enjoyable cliff hanger of a conclusion seen in “City of Pearl”.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. And Shan’s former secondincommand will stop at nothing to kill Shan. Nov 07, Pancha rated it it was ok Shelves: The second volume in The Wess’har Wars series.

You can read this item using any of the following Ctossing apps and devices: She had a secret mission. Ratings and Reviews 0 2 star ratings 0 reviews. It was an enlightening read, but it also brought me deeper into my own thoughts and how much I detest the way selfish people think.

Some strange choices with timings of events also wreak havoc with continuity here. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Why is it that a species that seemingly doesn’t leave it’s solar system would invent a form of instantaneous communication and scatter it throughout some section of the galaxy? She is really good and you can only see how good she really is on her crosing projects. And she can never go back — to being neutral, to being safe. The author does have several thought provoking ideas that circulate throughout the books. It’s evolving, but the core of it seems to remain the same.

Mar 31, Ryan rated it really liked it. This book was a good continuation. Judge The Wess’har Wars. NOt many authors take the effort to add that individuality to their aliens, and it’s greatly appreciated that Traviss has made an effort to. Customers who bought this item also bought.


You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. The book is more plot driven than the original, but does not suffer for it.

Continues where City of Pearl left off City of Pearl was good. They were misfits in the culture they came from.

Crossing the Line by Karen Traviss – SFFWorld

I was happy to find that it exceeded these expectations and I found it even more enjoyable than “City of Pearl”. I feel so conflicted about these books.

This continues the exploration of human nature begun in City of Pearl. Why is this out of print? The novel follows the continuing adventure of Shan Frankland, a former police officer who has been infected with an alien organism that manipulates her DNA to the point that it is almost impossible to kill her.

My Rating Must Have: This book may be wordy, but it is very easy to read, nonetheless.

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