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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (660 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Asaro Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Saga of the Skolian Empire Series Release Date:
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When a young girl from Earth falls in love with a handsome stranger, she becomes a pawn in an interstellar war.

In the distant future, the Skolian Empire rules one third of the human galaxy, and is the most powerful of all. For the ruling family has the power of telepathy, and through it, the ability to communicate faster than light, across interstellar space. But their most determined enemy, the traders, who thrive on human pain, need to interbreed with a Skolian to gain their powers. And now they have her.

Full of action, adventure, space and time travel, and romance, this second installment in Catherine Asaro’s saga of the Skolian Empire is a gripping tale.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Asaro, who’s a physicist, offers an intelligent exploration of possible links between telepathy and quantum physics and informs many of the scenes between the lovers with power and tenderness.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Once again, Fields brings her formidable narration skills to a story of adventure and political intrigue…Fields creates clear pictures of a variety of characters with a range of motives, including ‘bionic’ humans and computers whose artificial intelligence gives them more personality than some of the people.”

    AudioFile

  • “In this sensual tale of telepathy and love between Mayan descendants of different worlds and times, Asaro continues to develop the Skolian culture. Recommended.”

    Library Journal

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brian | 2/19/2014

    " Sci-fi romance. Off the top of my head, it's the only attempt I've heard of to make the Mayan culture relevant in a star spanning civilization. Not bad, just not me. If it's your thing, you'll likely like it a lot. I checked out a couple of reviews before I wrote this one, it's interesting that this one does seem to skew along gender lines in my limited checking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erin | 1/15/2014

    " I was surprised by the amount of romance at the beginning of the book but half way through it doesn't become the main focus point of the book. Overall a good read if you enjoy a good sci-fi romance book that isn't erotica (although there are some explicit parts--I think--in the beginning). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jill | 12/26/2013

    " I have so read her books out of order! This was another fascinating read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Scribal | 12/26/2013

    " Really horribly written--this was the only one in the series that I actually regret reading. I kept thinking I'd learn something that would shed light on other books. "

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