Conquerors'

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The Conquerors' trilogy is a series of science fiction novels by Timothy Zahn, published between 1994 and 1996.

Set in a space opera future, the trilogy is concerned with a failed first contact that leads to an interstellar war between humanity and an alien race, the Zhirrzh (nicknamed by humans The Conquerors). Meanwhile, other alien races try to take advantage of the conflict between the two powers.

Conquerors' Pride[edit]

Conquerors' Pride
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Author Timothy Zahn
Country USA
Language English
Series Conquerors' Trilogy
Genre Science Fiction/Space Opera
Publisher Spectra (August 1, 1994)
Publication date
1994
Media type Paperback
Pages 416
ISBN 0-553-56892-2
OCLC 30999425
Followed by Conquerors' Heritage

Conquerors' Pride, published in 1994, is the first novel in the series. The book begins with the invasion of unknown aliens who, after a brutally efficient battle, take with them a prisoner: Commander Pheylan Cavanagh. Adam Quinn, under orders from Lord Stewart Cavanagh, later leads a team of elite fighter pilots to embark on a perilous mission to rescue Commander Cavanagh. Books 1 and 2 in the trilogy were released in hardcover, paperback and audio cassette, while Conquerors' Legacy (Book 3) was only released in hardcover and paperback.

Conquerors' Heritage[edit]

Conquerors' Heritage
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Author Timothy Zahn
Country USA
Language English
Series Conquerors' Trilogy
Genre Science Fiction
Publisher Spectra
Publication date
1 August 1995
Media type Paperback
Pages 368
ISBN 0-553-56772-1
OCLC 32938651
Preceded by Conquerors' Pride
Followed by Conquerors' Legacy

Conquerors' Heritage, published in 1995, is the second installment of the trilogy. Unlike the first novel, it is told from the viewpoint of the Zhirrzh.

In the book, the human Pheylan Cavanagh has escaped his captors. He soon believes his only hope is to convince the Zhirrzh authorities that the humans were not responsible for the war. Meanwhile, his former captor Thrr-gilag struggles with the disgrace of permitting Cavanagh's escape; and gradually comes to believe that his own people are weakened by their customs. It is herein revealed that the Zhirrzh preserve the psyches of their dead as holographic 'Elders', and that the injury done to these by radio transmission, has provoked most of their interstellar wars.

Conquerors' Legacy[edit]

Conquerors' Legacy
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Author Timothy Zahn
Country USA
Language English
Series Conquerors' Trilogy
Genre Science Fiction
Publisher Spectra
Publication date
1996
Media type Paperback
Pages 496
ISBN 0-553-57562-7
OCLC 35010708
Preceded by Conquerors' Heritage

Conquerors' Legacy, published in 1996, is the third installment of the trilogy, and is told from multiple viewpoints.

In the novel, Lord Stewart Cavanagh looks for a defense against the Zhirrzh race's planned attack. Individuals from both sides of the war discover the foundations for it, a tragic misunderstanding that threatens to destroy both sides.

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