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THE RADIANT SEAS

Asaro, Catherine

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ISBN 10: 031286714X / ISBN 13: 9780312867140
Published by Tor, 1998
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: THE RADIANT SEAS

Publisher: Tor

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Ed.

Book Type: Book

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In a sequel to Primary Inversion, Sauscony and Jaibriol are confronted with new problems as Jaibriol is adbucted and forced to rule over the Higton Aristos, and Sauscony has to launch an invasion against the realm in order to get her back.

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Sauscony of Skolia and Jaibriol of the Highton Aristos are truly star-crossed lovers: They are the heirs to interstellar empires that are implacable, age-old enemies. When they seek to save their secret relationship in an exile disguised as death, they disturb the delicate balance of power among Skolia, Aristo, and Earth. Interstellar war erupts, empires rise and fall, and it looks as though the Highton Aristos may recover first, with their dark lust for conquest intact.

The Radiant Seas follows the critically acclaimed novels Primary Inversion, Catch the Lightning (the 1997 Sapphire Award winner), and The Last Hawk as the fourth of a proposed seven novels in the Saga of the Skolian Empire, an exceptionally well-written and well-plotted series that mixes space opera, future history, hard SF, military SF, and romance. By internal chronology, The Radiant Seas is the direct sequel to Primary Inversion. It is also Catherine Asaro's most ambitious novel to date. Fans of the earlier books will find The Radiant Seas less focused on romantic aspects, and readers new to the series may find this novel starts slow, but the complex story is always clear and soon picks up speed. Hard SF fans will revel in the numerous brilliant ideas extrapolated from physics and genetics (the author is a physicist), while readers uninterested in science will find the novel unmarred by chunky speculative-science digressions. All will find The Radiant Seas bursting with fascinating characters and subplots, and will quickly discover they can't put the novel down. --Cynthia Ward

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