Liaden Universe: Books of Before
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  • 1
    Crystal Soldier: Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 1 | Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

    Crystal Soldier: Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
    (263)

    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.

    The original Cantra

    The Liaden Universe is a full and complex one. This tale starts with the original Cantra yos Phelium, and M Jela and his Tree. Yes, the tree is a char..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 27 2012 by Sheila A. Sherwin (Michigan, USA)
  • 2
    Crystal Dragon: Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 2 | Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

    Crystal Dragon: Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (186)

    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?

    Cantra (the Dragon) to the Fore

    Crystal Dragon continues the story (begun in Crystal Soldier) of Cantra yos'Phelium (the Dragon) and M. Jela (the Soldier), and of the great migratio..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 07 2012 by Charlie (Madeira Park, BC, Canada)
  • 3
    Balance of Trade: Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 3 | Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

    Balance of Trade: Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (160)

    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.

    Outstanding! Early Liaden Trader Tale

    Balance of Trade is the third book (chronologically) in the Liaden Universe by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, and the last in the "Books of Before" sequ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2012 by Charlie (Madeira Park, BC, Canada)
  • 4
    Trade Secret: Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 4 | Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

    Trade Secret: Liaden Universe Books of Before, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (156)

    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.

    The Further Adventures of Jethri Gobelyn

    Trade Secret is a worthy sequel to Balance of Trade. My only complaint is that it will be a long time until we hear any more from Jethri Gobelyn, sin..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2013 by Kindle Customer (Sunshine Coast, BC, CA)