City of Illusion Author:Ursula K. LeGuin Scattered over the earth, small isolated settlements of humanity lived in a state of semi-barbarity; the knowledge and skills, the glory that had been Terra's in the golden age of the League of Worlds lost to ruthless conquerors. — Each time a group of Earthmen began to rise from the ashes, the Shing, the ravagers of Terra, the Liars, would crush... more » them out.
Only one man could stand against them, and that man had alien amber eyes. Before he dared oppose the enemy he had to prove to humanity, and to himself tht he was not a tool of the Shing....« less
By the author of THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS and the EARTHSEA novels.
Centuries ago the Earth and its far-flung empire had been conquered by the Enemies, hadn't it? And these Enemies weren't human, were they? After conquering Earth's empire, these Enemies had only one law--Thou Shalt Not Kill, but after all that, did they really mean it?