Liaden Universe

21 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,499 ratings

Crystal Soldier Publisher's Summary

Centuries in the past, mankind fought a seemingly unbeatable adversary from sector to sector across the Spiral Arm until the war ground to a standstill and the Enemy withdrew. Believing that they had won, the citizens of the galaxy rebuilt. The Inner Worlds, which had escaped the worst of the war's ravages, became even more insular, while the Rim worlds adopted a free and easy way with law and order. Now, hundreds of years after their withdrawal, the Enemy is back - and this time they'll be satisfied with nothing less than the extinction of the galaxy.

©2004 Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Crystal Soldier

    • Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 1
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 272

    Centuries in the past, mankind fought a seemingly unbeatable adversary from sector to sector across the Spiral Arm until the war ground to a standstill and the Enemy withdrew. Believing that they had won, the citizens of the galaxy rebuilt. The Inner Worlds, which had escaped the worst of the war's ravages, became even more insular, while the Rim worlds adopted a free and easy way with law and order. Now, hundreds of years after their withdrawal, the Enemy is back - and this time they'll be satisfied with nothing less than the extinction of the galaxy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Beginning of a big sprawling classic space opera

    • By David on 07-15-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Crystal Dragon

    • Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 2
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    What do you do when home is a conspiracy that's been discovered and destroyed? When home is a planet in a star system that's gone missing? When home means working for the destroyers of galaxies? When home is a spaceship that's calling out to the enemy? Cantra 'yos Phelium isn't a quitter, but she has more than a little problem: the Enemy has accelerated its attacks and how do you fight an Enemy whose major form of attack is the de-crystallization of everything around itself?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cantra (the Dragon) to the Fore

    • By Charlie on 09-07-12

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 3

    • Balance of Trade

    • Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 3
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    Assistant Trader Jethri Gobelyn was an honest, hardworking young man who knew a lot about living onboard his family's space-going trade ship; something about trade, finance, and risk-taking; and a little bit about Liadens. It was, oddly enough, the little bit he knew about Liadens that seemed like it might be enough to make his family's fortune, and his own, too. In short order, however, Jethri Gobelyn was about to find out a lot more about Liadens... like how far they might go to protect their name and reputation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding! Early Liaden Trader Tale

    • By Charlie on 09-16-12

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 4

    • Trade Secret

    • Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 4
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    In a universe full of interstellar intrigue and burgeoning commerce novice Terran trader Jethri Gobelyn, adopted by a Liaden clan after an ill-directed bow of honor insulted the scion of a major Liaden house, is alive and whole to tell the tale. Convinced that the adoption has saved his life and made his future he settles into a comfortable and even elite routine, a Trader's Ring his goal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Further Adventures of Jethri Gobelyn

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-22-13

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 5

    • Local Custom

    • Liaden Universe Space Regencies, Book 1
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    The first of the seven books set in the Liaden Universe tells a rich and sweeping story of warring families and star-crossed lovers in a fantastic, other-world galaxy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Heyer-esque Romance with Cultural Clash

    • By Charlie on 09-20-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Scout's Progress

    • Liaden Universe Space Regencies, Book 2
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    The second novel of the Liaden Universe, Scout's Progress is the story of a young girl who has won a starship, but now must learn to fly if she is to escape her dastardly brother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Korval and the Scholar

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-08-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • Mouse & Dragon

    • Liaden Universe Space Regencies, Book 3
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Aelliana Caylon has escaped her abusive family. She's found love in her starship co-pilot - a man who turns out to be the leader of Korval, the most powerful clan of the Liaden Universe. But destiny never intended an easy life for Aelliana. Insidious forces within the empire are determined that a new line of Korval heirs be destroyed and that Clan Korval itself be blasted to interplanetary dust. The fight for the future of the Liaden Universe is on, and one heroine is determined to protect her family and her soul mate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Continues the story of Daav and Aelliana

    • By Charlie on 09-26-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 8

    • Conflict of Honors

    • Liaden Universe Agent of Change, Book 2
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    In the third novel of the Liaden Universe, Priscilla Delacroix is betrayed and abandoned by her shipmates. But confronting the crew will be far easier - and safer - than confronting the demons of her past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shan and Pricilla *sigh*

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-08-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 9

    • Agent of Change

    • Liaden Universe Agent of Change, Book 1
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 403
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 367

    Fleeing the scene of his latest mission, Val Con yos'Phelium finds himself saving the life of ex-mercenary Miri Robertson, a young Tarren on the run from interplanetary assassins. Thrown together by circumstances, Val Con and Miri struggle to elude their enemies and stay alive without slaying each other - or surrendering to the unexpected passion that flares between them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At long last we have the Liadan stories on Audible

    • By Claire on 09-07-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 10

    • Carpe Diem

    • Liaden Universe Agent of Change, Book 3
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    On the run from interplanetary assassins, covert operative Val Con yos'Phelium and former mercenary sergeant Miri Robertson end up stranded on a distant planet - with no rescue in sight. Until they figure out a way back to Liad, these two lost souls must find a way to trust each other - and let their true love heal the dark wounds of their past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story -- Narration could be better

    • By Christine on 01-07-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 11

    • Plan B

    • Liaden Universe Agent of Change, Book 4
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    Pursued across space by the ultra-secret Department of the Interior, hunted by the galaxy-wide Juntavas syndicate, former Agent of Change Val Con yos'Phelium and his ex-soldier lifemate Miri Robertson have commandeered the only spaceship on Vandar and fled, seeking help from Miri's newly discovered kin on Lytaxin. Elsewhere, Clan Korval is in action. Scattered across space by the newly invoked Plan B, certain clan members pursue the search for the long-missing Val Con.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A long time favorite

    • By Molly K McGinn on 02-11-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 12

    • Fledgling

    • Liaden Universe: Theo Waitley, Book 1
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    Theo Waitley has lived all her young life on Delgado, a Safe World that is home to one of the galaxy's premier institutions of higher learning. Both Theo's mother, Kamele, and Kamele's onagrata Jen Sar Kiladi, are professors at the university, and they all live comfortably together, just like they have for all of Theo's life, in Jen Sar's house at the outskirts of town.Suddenly, though, Theo's life changes. Kamele leaves Jen Sar and moves herself and Theo back into faculty housing, which is not what Theo is used to.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Coming of Age Story in the Liaden Universe

    • By Sires on 05-29-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 13

    • I Dare

    • Liaden Universe Agent of Change, Book 5
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 230

    This long-awaited culmination of the Agent of Change sequence of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's internationally acclaimed Liaden Universe novels pits unexpected friends and unexpected enemies against each other in a war that spans planets and races - and threatens to bring interstellar violence to the very surface of fabled Liad.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He Dared!!

    • By Sheila A. Sherwin on 09-23-12

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 14

    • Saltation

    • Liaden Universe Theo Waitley, Book 2
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    Theo, star pilot wannabe and troubled misfit has been accepted, against all her expectations, to Anlingdin. It’s the Hogwarts of star piloting academies, and Theo has been selected to train there with the best-of-the-best. Even better - she can finally leave behind the gawky, misfit days of teenage angst her previous life so complicated before. Great Liaden star pilots are born with a bang and not a whimper - and Theo has set a course to graduate from misfit to genuine maverick.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story

    • By Derines on 07-18-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 15

    • Ghost Ship

    • Liaden Universe, Theo Waitley, Book 3
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    New novel in the Liaden Universe series. Over a quarter million copies sold in this series to-date! Space ships, action, adventure – all tied together with a strong dollop of romance and family saga – make this a compelling series for a wide range of readers, from romance to military SF lovers alike.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bechimo the Self-Aware Ghost Ship

    • By Skipper on 08-26-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 16

    • Necessity's Child

    • A Novel of the Liaden Universe
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    The kompani see none as an enemy, and yet few as friend. The kompani exist in many places, living quietly in the shadows, thriving off the bounty that others have no wit to secure, nor skill to defend. Their private history is unwritten; their recall rooted in dance and dream. The Clan Korval is in many ways the opposite of the kompani. The interstellar trading clan is wealthy in enemies, and fortunate in friends. Korval protects itself with vigor, and teaches even its youngest children the art of war

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent addition to the Liaden Universe

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-08-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 17

    • Dragon Ship

    • Liaden Universe; Theo Waitley, Book 4
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    First Class Courier Pilot Theo Waitley was already known as a nexus of violence - and then she inherited the precarious captaincy of a mysterious self-aware ship designed to serve a long dead trader. Now she has a trade route to run for Clan Korval while she convinces the near-mythic ghost ship Bechimo - and herself - that she wants to commit herself as the human side to their immensely powerful symbiosis. While her former lover battles a nanovirus that's eating him alive, she's challenged to rescue hundreds of stranded pilots and crewmen from an explosive situation in near orbit around a suddenly hostile planet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story and listening experience

    • By Larry on 09-30-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 18

    • Dragon in Exile

    • Liaden Universe: Arc of the Covenants, Book 1
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    Star-trading Clan Korval - known to Terrans as the Tree-and-Dragon Family and to the locals simply as the Dragon - has been convicted of crimes against the homeworld. No matter that one of the "crimes" consisted of saving the elitist planet of Liad from very real internal threats, the Council of Clans wanted Korval heads to roll. Unfortunately for the council, the Dragon's allies conspired to impose a milder punishment for saving the world: banishment rather than execution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Korval on Surebleak, many story lines progress

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 19

    • The Gathering Edge

    • Liaden Universe: Theo Waitley, Book 5
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    The luck runs rough around Theo Waitley. Not only are people trying to kill her and capture the self-aware intelligent ship, Bechimo, to whom Theo is bonded, they're also trying to arrest her crew membersand throw the dignity of an important passenger, the duly constituted norbear ambassador Hevelin, into question. No wonder Theo and her crew felt the need for a break and retired to what Bechimo refers to as "safe space". Unfortunately, safe space may not be so safe anymore.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Continuation of on going story

    • By Avid reader on 05-06-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 20

    • Alliance of Equals

    • Liaden Universe: Arc of the Covenants, Book 2
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Beset by the angry remnants of the Department of the Interior, challenged at every turn by opportunists on their new homeworld of Surebleak, and somewhat low on funds, Clan Korval desperately needs to reestablish its position as one of the top trading clans in known space. To this end, Master Trader Shan yos'Galan, aboard Korval's premier trade ship, Dutiful Passage, is on a mission to establish new business associations and to build a strong primary route that links well with existing Loops and secondary routes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Story Progresses, but the narrator...

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-23-16

    Regular price: $24.95

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