The Radiant Seas

Catherine Asaro

Anna Fields (Narrator)

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15hrs 29min

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10-01-00

15hrs 29min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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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.” Amazon.com

A Booklist Top 10 Science Fiction/Fantasy Audiobook

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.

Praise

“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.” Amazon.com

“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.” AudioFile                                                                                         

“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

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Language English
Release Day Sep 30, 2000
Release Date October 1, 2000
Number in Series 3
Series Display String The Saga of the Skolian Empire Series
Release Date Machine 970358400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
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

A Booklist Top 10 Science Fiction/Fantasy Audiobook

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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