Ascendant Sun

Catherine Asaro

Anna Fields (Narrator)

08-01-03

12hrs 1min

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08-01-03

12hrs 1min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“Series veterans will find this to be yet another fast-paced and pleasing entry in the Saga of the Skolian Empire.” Publishers Weekly

Ascendant Sun is the direct sequel to The Last Hawk, in which Kelric, heir to the Skolian Empire, crash landed his fighter on the Restricted planet of Coba and was imprisoned by the powerful mistresses of the great estates. After eighteen years of living in their gilded cage, Kelric finally made his escape.

Kelric returns to Skolian space, only to find the Empire in control of the Allied forces of Earth, thanks to the upheaval of the Radiance War. With little more than the clothes on his back and with his family imprisoned by the Allieds, Kelric is forced to take work on a merchant vessel. But when that vessel enters Euban space, Kelric finds his worst nightmare realized: he is auctioned as a slave "provider" to the cruel Aristos, who subject slaves to torture and sex as the ultimate aphrodesiac.

Praise

“Series veterans will find this to be yet another fast-paced and pleasing entry in the Saga of the Skolian Empire.” Publishers Weekly

“Harvard-trained physicist Asaro continues to astound by straddling the SF and romance genres so adroitly, alternating between chin-rubbing speculations on quantum theory and blushingly steamy sex scenes.” Amazon.com, editorial review

“Anna 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. Once again, Fields brings her formidable narration skills to a story of adventure and political intrigue.” AudioFile

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Language English
Release Day Jul 31, 2003
Release Date August 1, 2003
Number in Series 5
Series Display String The Saga of the Skolian Empire Series
Release Date Machine 1059696000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Most Popular, Science Fiction, Most Popular, Sci Fi and Fantacy
Author Bio
Catherine Asaro

Catherine Asaro writes science fiction, fantasy, and romance in six series and three stand-alone novels. The Quantum Rose won the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and The Spacetime Pool won the 2008 Nebula Award for Best Novella. She grew up near Berkeley, California. She earned a BS degree in chemistry with highest honors from UCLA, an MA degree in physics, and a PhD in chemical physics from Harvard University.

Narrator Bio
Anna Fields

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.

Overview

Ascendant Sun is the direct sequel to The Last Hawk, in which Kelric, heir to the Skolian Empire, crash landed his fighter on the Restricted planet of Coba and was imprisoned by the powerful mistresses of the great estates. After eighteen years of living in their gilded cage, Kelric finally made his escape.

Kelric returns to Skolian space, only to find the Empire in control of the Allied forces of Earth, thanks to the upheaval of the Radiance War. With little more than the clothes on his back and with his family imprisoned by the Allieds, Kelric is forced to take work on a merchant vessel. But when that vessel enters Euban space, Kelric finds his worst nightmare realized: he is auctioned as a slave "provider" to the cruel Aristos, who subject slaves to torture and sex as the ultimate aphrodesiac.

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