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 with all the skill of an accomplished ballet dancer (which, coincidentally, she also is). Surely junior-high kids will get their paws on this title tout de suite (and quickly skip to the "good" parts), but Asaro's award-winning prose, her knack for high-adventure story-telling, and her equal expertise in both science and romance make this a worthy read for any fan of either genre. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Despite the stupidity of the cover, this is a good book. The cover art would have you believe you are going to be reading yet another fluffy romance "sci-fi" story about... Read morePublished on April 9 2001 by LeeAnn Balbirona
I have to tell you I am hooked on Catherine Asaro's Saga of the Skolian Empire and all her glorious larger than life characters. Read morePublished on May 23 2000 by Suzanne Coleburn
Continuing where both Last Hawk and Radiant Seas left off.
For the first time we begin to really see the Trader's point of view and find that they are not all the same -... Read more
While Ascendant Sun concludes a handful of plotlines from The Last Hawk and Radiant Seas, it evolves the Skolian/Eubian/Allied politcal atmosphere into a scenario of both hope and... Read morePublished on March 18 2000 by Randall Miyashiro
This book almost seems to be something Ms. Asaro wrote to fill in some blanks for herself before moving on with the greater narrative of the Skolian Empire. Read morePublished on March 17 2000
I was really disappointed when I got to the end of this book. Actually, I was disappointed when I got to page 300 and realized I was almost to the end and I had not read the story... Read morePublished on March 13 2000 by C. Glover
If you've read the rest of the Skolian books you'll need to read this one, but don't expect a lot of your questions to be answered. Read morePublished on March 6 2000
My favorite of Catherine Asaro's books is still THE LAST HAWK. There, the blend of worldbuilding, character development, social commentary, nifty science, and romance seemed a... Read morePublished on March 2 2000