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Author: Catherine Asaro Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Saga of the Skolian Empire Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781624607646
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In the continuing saga that began with the acclaimed Primary Inversion, star-crossed lovers Sauscony and Jaibriol, each the heir to an interstellar empire, become entangled again in the machinations of the Skolian Empire. Having faked their own deaths and secretly married, they are beginning to pick up what’s left of their lives in exile on a deserted planet with their children. But when interstellar war erupts, Jaibriol is snatched away to be the unwilling ruler of the Highton Aristos. Sauscony must fight her way at the head of an invading space fleet to rescue him from his own empire. With much of interstellar civilization poised on the brink of destruction, it is the devotion of these two lovers, their sacrifices and their heroism, that might just found a new order. That, and their teenage son, who is the genetic heir to a legacy of pain he must rise above.

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  • “Catherine Asaro’s most ambitious novel to date…Hard SF fans will revel in the numerous brilliant ideas extrapolated from physics and genetics…All will find The Radiant Seas bursting with fascinating characters and subplots, and will quickly discover they can’t put the novel down.”

  • “This action-packed novel is chock full of love, valor, and sacrifice in the face of a ruthless enemy. If you’re in the mood for rousing adventure, glittering (sometimes literally!) larger than life characters, gripping human drama, and a plot that holds surprises right up to the end, The Radiant Seas is for you.”

    Romance Reader

  • “Fields’ narration supports mood without exaggeration…Her style is steady and even, with snatches of sardonic humor, and a strong sense of duty and responsibility underlying the characters’ relationships and social roles.”


  • “Asaro’s mix of romantic intrigue and large-scale dynastic SF should have a broad appeal and belongs in most libraries’ SF collections.”

    Library Journal

  • A Booklist Top 10 Science Fiction/Fantasy Audiobook

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 1/8/2014

    " really part two of primary inversion, and almost as good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 1/7/2014

    " Now that I am going through the list of books by Asaro, I think this book is my favorite one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilly-Anne | 11/10/2013

    " Book three of this series gets even better than the first two. A great saga! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 8/26/2013

    " It's an ok addition to what is probably a better than average sci fi/space opera series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/28/2013

    " Another great installment in the Skolian Saga. The writing is great, characters wonderful and the science is just enough to make it intriguing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dena | 3/9/2012

    " Soz and Jaibriol are my two favorite characters in this series though it is hard to choose among the Ruby Dynasty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stasha | 1/21/2010

    " More on Sauscony and Jaibriol and a great adventure, and an excellent example of how humans and hatred and propaganda move and in hand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/31/2009

    " This whole series is great. With this two-part mini-series, it was good to be able to get to see the characters younger and to revisit some who had been lost. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 6/17/2009

    " fun and good character development, as usual for the author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/20/2008

    " The last of the prequel to date, Soz finishes her training and goes on to start her stellar career as a Jagernaut.

    Cover by Luis Royo "

About the Author

Catherine Asaro, science fiction and fantasy author, grew up near Berkeley, California. She earned a PhD in chemical physics and an MA in physics, both from Harvard, and a BS with highest honors in chemistry from UCLA. The Quantum Rose won the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and The Spacetime Pool won the 2008 Nebula Award for Best Novella.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.