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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (392 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karl Schroeder Narrator: Joyce Irvine, David Thorn Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Virga Series Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781427205896
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Return to Virga, a bubble universe artificially separated from our own future universe, and the setting of Sun of Suns and Queen of Candesce. Chaison Fanning, the admiral of a fleet of warships, has been captured and imprisoned by his enemies, but is suddenly rescued and set free. He flees through the sky to his home city to confront the ruler who betrayed him. And perhaps even to regain his lovely, powerful, and subversive wife, Venera, who he has not seen since she fled with the key to the artificial sun at the center of Virga, Candesce. Schroeder sets a whole new standard for hard SF space opera.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 1/11/2014

    " Did not grab me like the first two. There was nothing new. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 1/6/2014

    " Another excellent swashbuckler by Mr. Schroeder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin | 11/25/2013

    " Either these books are getting better or I forgot how much fun the first two were. I love the setting Schroeder has developed for these books, and the straight ahead, non-stop action makes them a real pleasure to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sergio Poo | 7/13/2013

    " Still enjoying the series a lot, we get a glimpse at another part of Virga, really like how in each book we get a bit of information that is building up to what I hope is a big conflict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 4/18/2013

    " A fun ride. Some of the most creative and well thought-out world-building I have ever read. It is a satisfying conclusion to the Virga series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Gregorio | 7/5/2012

    " Certainly closes up the series, and the world building is wonderful, but although it gives a resolution for the two main characters it doesn't move the plot along any for Virga which by the third book really should be a character in its own right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Davy Landman | 1/4/2012

    " good book :) exiting storytelling "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Hobbs | 7/31/2011

    " Very different from the other Virga books. Excellent, though unusual. It's odd having the "main" character change from book to book in a series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Parttime | 5/3/2011

    " Characterization fell into the toilet and never surfaced in the sewer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/7/2011

    " I love these Virga stories more for the universe than anything else. Great stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sebastian | 11/14/2010

    " This was a swashbuckling adventure in the classic tradition. A really fun read, furiously paced, couldn't put it down. The world-building was fabulous and the characters, although not what I would call "multi-faceted" were compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stina | 10/10/2010

    " Book #6 for 2010. I liked the story and its complex world. A lot of the characters and their interactions didn't quite ring true to me, though, and I found the ending rushed and unsatisfying. Still, I liked the book enough that I will probably read more
    Virga books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seth | 6/25/2010

    " Schroeder's worldbuilding is wildly inventive, and his attention to scientific detail is staggering. Unfortunately, the storytelling and characterization, while both strong at times, were uneven and left me feeling a little cold. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 5/5/2010

    " Took me a bit to get into the book. The more I read, the more I enjoyed it. Schroeder does an excellent job of building a unique world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 3/9/2010

    " I know from various SF blogs that there are plenty of people who loved this book. I am, sadly, not one of them. Bored silly, I gave up halfway through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 1/10/2010

    " This one was disappointing. Flashes of inspiration were drowned out by ... well, everything from inconsistent contexts to out of character prose. Overall, I never bought into the premise. Parts were fun, but... "

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About the Author

Karl Schroeder was born in Brandon, Manitoba, and is the second science fiction writer to come out of the small community. He now lives in Toronto with his wife and their daughter.

About the Narrator

David Thorn spent his childhood in the Channel Islands off the coast of France, was schooled in England, and then immigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-three. He is retired from international commerce and currently resides in California.