Liaden Universe: Theo Waitley

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174 ratings

Fledgling Publisher's Summary

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.

Once settled back inside the Wall, Kamele becomes embroiled in faculty politics, and is appointed sub-chair of her department. Meanwhile, Theo who has a notation in her file indicating that she is "physically challenged," has a series of misadventures, including pulling her best friend down on the belt-ride to class, and hurting a teammate during a savage game. With notes piling up in her file, Theo only wants to go "home", to the house in the suburbs, and have everything just like it used to be.

Then, Kamele uncovers evidence of possible dishonest scholarship inside of her department. In order to clear the department, she and a team of senior professors must go off-world to perform a forensic document search. Theo hopes this will mean that she'll be left in the care of the man she calls "Father", Professor Kiladi, and is horrified to learn that Kamele means to bring Theo with her!

©2009 Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • 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 328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303

    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 2

    • 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 3

    • 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 4

    • 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 5

    • The Gathering Edge

    • Liaden Universe: Theo Waitley, Book 5
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 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 6

    • Neogenesis

    • Liaden Universe, Book 21
    • By: Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 73

    The Complex Logic Laws were the result of a war waged hundreds of years in the past, when two human powers threw massive AI navies at each other and nearly annihilated themselves. Being human, they blamed their tools for this near miss; they destroyed what was left of the sentient ships, and made it illegal to be, manufacture, or shelter an independent logic.

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

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $29.95