This is a book I've had for about ten years, and it never gets old, I still love it. The story is told from first person POV from Esen, an alien web-being with the ability to shapeshift. The authors' creativity is literally out of this world, the aliens and their worlds are fascinating and unique.
I've tried a couple of times but I just can't get into this book. Apparently you either like Czerneda's books or you don't, and I don't. Slow, didn't keep my attention, never finished it.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
They are the last survivors of their race, beings who live on and communicate through energy, who are capable of assuming the shape of any other species. When their youngest member is assigned to a world considered safe to explore, she is captured by the natives. To escape, she must violate the most important rule of her kind, and reveal the existence of her species to a fellow prisoner--a human being. Now her race is in danger of extinction, for even if the human does not betray her, the Enemy who has long searched for her people may finally discover their location....