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Catherine Asaro exploded onto the science fiction scene in 1995 with the publication of her widely acclaimed debut novel, Primary Inversion, which introduced readers to the vast and intricate far-future Saga of the Skolian Empire. She won widespread acclaim for her innovative blend of cutting-edge physics, interstellar intrigue, and passionate romance. Over the next few years she garnered nominations and awards in both SF and romance. Then in 2002, Catherine Asaro won the Nebula Award for Best Novel for The Quantum Rose, the sixth installment in her Saga of the Skolian Empire.If you haven't caught on to the myriad pleasures to be found in this multiple award-winning epic SF series, here's the perfect chance. Skyfall goes back to the beginning, to the re-birth of Skolia, showing how a chance meeting on a backwater planet forged a vast interstellar empire.Kurj, a provincial ruler on a primitive planet, is plagued by inner demons. But when he meets Roca, a beautiful and mysterious woman from the stars, he whisks her away to his mountain retreat, inadvertently starting a great interstellar war, and birthing the next generation of rulers for the Sklolian Empire.Revel in the newest grand adventure of this Nebula Award-winning series.… (més)
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This has many dated and oppressive tropes which are not as common in more recent fiction that make this book particularly cringeworthy.
It's hard to believe this is the same author that wrote Primary Inversion much less that this is written considerably later and the former was a first published novel.
That said once I acknowledged the uncomfortable sexism, tyranny packaged as moralistic war, that the natives to the planet of Lyshriol ( more or less native anyway) are an uncomfortable reflection of white supremacist colonial bullshit, I was not as put off by the uncomfortable love story?????
I wish the author would rewrite this.


Review from 2018:
This is as silly as I remember. I plan to re-read this series, since hoopla has it available as an audiobook, and the 2 Major Bhaajan books which are written in this universe. I truly love this series but not this book or the immediately following Triad duology.
Roca and Eldri are the parents of Soz and her dynastically important Valdoria Skolia siblings who make up the bulk of the main characters of the novels in this series. Their love story is told in mere paragraphs in various of the series installments. It's told more effectively in those paragraphs than in this novel. The setting on Lyshriol is nice as few of the books are actually set on the world of the Valdoria Skolia siblings. Still, the relationships feel hollow and forced. Eldri behaves in a way that makes it hard to understand what Roca saw in him. Roca's parents don't feel like parents, without context from the series the relationship with Kurj makes no sense. The novel just doesn't work for me. ( )
  LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
Excellent book. I wish it was available as an e-book. ( )
  bit-of-a-list-tiger | Nov 24, 2020 |
Dr. Catherine Asaro, theoretical physicist and former ballerina writes space opera like nobody's business. In this one, Roca, psion queen and ballerina(!) with the body of a porn star is swept away by hunky barbarian on horseback. Her family politics dictate interstellar politics and everybody's motives are spelled out in neon. Beyond over the top, the absurdity is delectable because the story is well paced and fun. (March 14, 2005) ( )
  cindywho | May 27, 2019 |
very disappointing. reads like a bad romance novel with a few space opera flourishes as window dressing. Asaro can do so much better, and generally does. ( )
  macha | Jun 22, 2015 |
Meh! Nominally science fiction but actually 100% romance novel. Characters rather single-dimensional and rather unbelievable in some cases. Getting some backstory to the (better) Primary Inversion — the only other book I've read in her Skolian Empire series — was interesting, but not enough to really rescue this book. About the only thing I really enjoyed was the gender role reversal...e.g., women ruining men's honor by sleeping with them prior to marriage. Don't think I'll be bothering with any of the remaining 13 volumes. ( )
  TadAD | Mar 22, 2015 |
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To Aly's Writing Group:

Aly Parsons, with Al Carroll, J. G. Huckenpoler, Paula Jordon, Simcha Kuritzky, Mike La Vioette, Connie Warner, and George Williams

For all your insights, your support, and especially for your friendship.
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Catherine Asaro exploded onto the science fiction scene in 1995 with the publication of her widely acclaimed debut novel, Primary Inversion, which introduced readers to the vast and intricate far-future Saga of the Skolian Empire. She won widespread acclaim for her innovative blend of cutting-edge physics, interstellar intrigue, and passionate romance. Over the next few years she garnered nominations and awards in both SF and romance. Then in 2002, Catherine Asaro won the Nebula Award for Best Novel for The Quantum Rose, the sixth installment in her Saga of the Skolian Empire.If you haven't caught on to the myriad pleasures to be found in this multiple award-winning epic SF series, here's the perfect chance. Skyfall goes back to the beginning, to the re-birth of Skolia, showing how a chance meeting on a backwater planet forged a vast interstellar empire.Kurj, a provincial ruler on a primitive planet, is plagued by inner demons. But when he meets Roca, a beautiful and mysterious woman from the stars, he whisks her away to his mountain retreat, inadvertently starting a great interstellar war, and birthing the next generation of rulers for the Sklolian Empire.Revel in the newest grand adventure of this Nebula Award-winning series.

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