Skolian Empire (published order)
Books in series16
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  • 1
    Primary Inversion: A Novel of the Skolian Empire | Catherine Asaro

    Primary Inversion: A Novel of the Skolian Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (428)
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    (165)
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    The Skolian Empire rules a third of the civilized galaxy through its mastery of faster-than-light communication. But war with the rival empire of the Traders seems imminent, a war that can only lead to slavery for the Skolians or the destruction of both sides. Destructive skirmishes have already occurred. A desperate attempt must be made to avert total disaster.

    Good Narrator and a Good Story

    I am a fan of science fiction and fantasy novels. In addition I enjoy novels with strong character development (i.e. George R.R. Martin, Robert Heinl..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 20 2005 by Victoria (Taylor Mill, KY, USA)
  • 2
    Catch the Lightning: A Novel of the Skolian Empire | Catherine Asaro

    Catch the Lightning: A Novel of the Skolian Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
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    In the distant future, the Skolian Empire rules one third of the human galaxy, and is the most powerful of all. For the ruling family has the power of telepathy, and through it, the ability to communicate faster than light, across interstellar space. But their most determined enemy, the traders, who thrive on human pain, need to interbreed with a Skolian to gain their powers. And now they have her.

    Lots of technology, lots of romance

    Somehow, this book combines heavy theoretical physics and a love story in a way that actually works. For those with more restrained natures, the sexua..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 24 2004 by Lonna (Darwell, AB, Canada)
  • 3
    The Last Hawk: Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 3 | Catherine Asaro

    The Last Hawk: Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
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    When Kelric, a scion of the imperial family of Skolia, crash-lands his fighter on the off-limits planet of Coba, he figures it will be only a short time before he makes his way home. But he fails to account for the powerful matriarchy of Coba, the mistresses of the great estates who do not want the Empire to know about their recent cultural advances. First they take him prisoner. Then, one by one, the most powerful women on the planet fall in love with him!

    Reader in a bit of a hurry

    I would have enjoyed this book if I had read it in print form, but I just couldn't get past the reader. Her enunciation was clear and her natural voi..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 11 2010 by Stuart (Mill Valley, CA, USA)
  • 4
    The Radiant Seas: A Novel of the Skolian Empire | Catherine Asaro

    The Radiant Seas: A Novel of the Skolian Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
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    This sequel to the acclaimed Primary Inversion continues the story of Sauscony and Jaibriol, each the heir to an interstellar empire, as they become entangled again in the machinations of the Skolian Empire.

    A Nobel Effort

    Read the Radiant Seas because the universe where it is set and the players behind Soz and Jabriel interest you and you'll not be disappointed. If you ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2011 by Melinda (Putnam Valley, NY, United States)
  • 5
    Ascendant Sun: A Novel of the Skolian Empire | Catherine Asaro

    Ascendant Sun: A Novel of the Skolian Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Another Good Asaro Book

    Enjoyed this one also. Decided to get the rest of the series in paperback. Now that I'm hooked on the Skolian story I just can't wait for Audible to t..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 27 2004 by Don (Austin, TX, USA)
  • 6
    The Quantum Rose: A Novel of the Skolian Empire | Catherine Asaro

    The Quantum Rose: A Novel of the Skolian Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (90)

    The Saga of the Skolian Empire is Catherine Asaro's trademark series. It chronicles the lives of the members of the ruling family of the Empire in the distant interstellar future, weaving a fine blend of action, romance, and hard science fiction.

    ok, but barely!

    I was hoping this would be better than "Catch the Lightening" and more like "Primary Inversion", her first 2 books of the series...but it sort of fell..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2006 by Lisa (Santee, CA, USA)
  • 7
    Spherical Harmonic: The Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 7 | Catherine Asaro

    Spherical Harmonic: The Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Liza Kaplan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Separated for decades by circumstance and political machinations, the Ruby Dynasty, hereditary rulers of the Skolian Empire, struggle to bring together the tattered remnants of their family in the shadow of a disastrous interstellar war. Too many have died, others are presumed lost. Yet they must move quickly if they are to resume their rightful place as rulers of Skolia.

    Love Asaro, downright embarrassing narration

    A different narrator! I have been following the whole Saga of the Skolian Empire and, like most of the other books, this one was captivating. It had a..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 13 2017 by Sibyl ()
  • 8
    The Moon’s Shadow: The Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 8 | Catherine Asaro

    The Moon’s Shadow: The Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    At the age of 17, the young nobleman named Jaibriol Qox becomes ruler of a vast galactic empire - and loses everything he has ever valued. Born of a clandestine liaison between a renegade daughter of the Skolian Imperialate and a scion of the genetically engineered Eubian Traders, Jai Qox grew up in exile, unaware of the powers that coursed through his noble blood.

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  • 9
    Skyfall: The Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 9 | Catherine Asaro

    Skyfall: The Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Suzanne Weintraub
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Eldrinson Valdoria is a bard and leader on the planet Skyfall, a world with a culture considered primitive by the starflung civilization of the Imperialate. As adept with a sword as he is with a ballad, he is also an undiscovered telepath of great power. Roca Skolia, a former dancer, is now the councilor for Foreign Affairs in the Imperialate's governing Assembly and heir to the Ruby Pharaoh of the Skolian Imperialate.

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  • 10
    Schism | Catherine Asaro

    Schism

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Suzanne Weintraub
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Schism is how it all began, harkening back to the early years of the Skolian Empire, back to the beginning of the war between Skolia and the Euban Traders. Twenty-three years have passed since the fateful vote in the Skolian Assembly that Roca missed in Skyfall. It created the first open hostility between Eube and Skolia, which has only deepened in the ensuing years. Now Eube senses an opportunity, for strife has riven the first family of the Skolian Empire.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 11

    The Final Key: Part Two of Triad: The Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Suzanne Weintraub
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    The Final Key is the completion of the duology Triad, which began with the novel Schism, and which reveals the epic story of how a war of galactic proportions first exploded between two great empires and how the Ruby Dynasty reached maturity. Schism ended with the Skolian Empire torn asunder by personal conflict within the royal family.

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  • 12
    The Ruby Dice: A Novel of the Skolian Empire | Catherine Asaro

    The Ruby Dice: A Novel of the Skolian Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (56)

    Nebula Award winner Catherine Asaro's tales of the Skolian Empire have earned tremendous acclaim and a devoted following. War between the Eubian Concord and the Skolians has devastated the galaxy before. Now another epic clash is brewing, and the leaders of both empires might be powerless to stop it. Further complicating matters, both men hide shocking secrets that could spell their doom.

    Great Story Bad reader

    I loved the book just like I loved all of the other ones in this series.
    The only thing that drove me crazy is that the reader did not listen to..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 07 2009 by David Langford ()
  • 13
    Diamond Star: A Novel of the Skolian Empire | Catherine Asaro

    Diamond Star: A Novel of the Skolian Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Andy Paris
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    Two-time Nebula Award winner Catherine Asaro takes her immensely popular Skolian Empire saga to new heights. The renegade son of the Ruby Dynasty, Del prefers rock music to interstellar politics. His singing career has recently gained momentum on Earth, which has an uneasy relationship with his family's empire. But with intergalactic tensions running high, Del finds it harder and harder to avoid family expectations.

    For Skolian fans

    While it's true that this gives a view of what a rock star's life might be like, for those who've enjoyed the Skolian saga, there are many small piece..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 11 2010 by E. Krentz-Wee (Cornwall, CT)
  • 14
    Carnelians | Catherine Asaro

    Carnelians

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
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    Revered SF novelist Catherine Asaro has twice won the coveted Nebula Award. In Carnelians, the Eubian empire and Skolian Imperialate have forged a peace treaty. But when an explosive pop anthem sweeps across the civilizations, unrest breaks out, and renewed warfare threatens to shatter the fragile peace.

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  • 15
    Undercity | Catherine Asaro

    Undercity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Suzy Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
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    In the galaxy-spanning future, Major Bhaajan is a tough female P.I. who works the dangerous streets of Undercity. Major Bhaajan, a former military officer with Imperial Space Command, is now a hard-bitten P.I. with a load of baggage to deal with, and clients with woes sometimes personal, sometimes galaxy-shattering, and sometimes both. Bhaajan must sift through the shadows of dark and dangerous Undercity - the enormous capital of a vast star empire - to find answers.

    Not her best but I am a fan.

    I don't think so, as this is so different from the other Skolian Empire books. I think her heroine is less interesting than the Skolian royalty she ha..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 12 2016 by Katibird ()
  • Aurora in Four Voices (Illinois Science Fiction in Chicago Press) | Catherine Asaro

    Aurora in Four Voices (Illinois Science Fiction in Chicago Press)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Sylvia Roldan Dohi
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    This collection of Catherine Asaro's show fiction contains five stories, including the Nebula Award-winning novella, Spacetime Pool, the Hugo and Nebula nominated novella Aurora in Four Voices, and an essay on Asaro's use of mathematics in her fiction.

    Good stories too painful to listen to.

    This book emphasizes the importance of good narration. While the narrator was ok in the narrative voice, the character voices were absolutely painful...Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2016 by Robin (San Acacio, CO)