The Final Key

The Final Key

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"The Final Key" is the second half of the story arc known as Triad, which began in "Schism". "Schism" ended with the Skolian Empire torn asunder by personal conflict within the royal family. With "The Final Key", the Skolian Empire comes under all-out assault from its nemesis, the Euban Concord. The Concord has undermined the Empire via subterfuge and assassination, leaving it ripe for conquest. The Skolian Empire's only hope? A young woman barely out of her teens who hasn't even completed her training as a cadet.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765313537
  • 9780765313539

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"Asaro's Saga of the Skolian Empire has quietly become one of the most interesting, ambitious, and popular science-fiction series since "Dune.""--"Romantic Times" "Asaro has quickly gained a reputation as a writer of first-rate rip-roaring adventures."--SF Site "Intrigue, drama and romance converge in nebula winner Asaro's latest Skolian Empire adventure, an enthralling stand-alone that fills in the early history of the empire."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Skyfall" "This latest installment blends dynastic intrigue with theoretical physics to create a story that will appeal to fans of hard sf as well as grand-scale storytelling."--"Library Journal "on "Spherical Harmonic"
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About Catherine Asaro

CATHERINE ASARO received a doctorate in physics from Harvard University, has published a number of papers on theoretical physics and was a physics professor until 1990, when she established Molecudyne Research. A former ballerina, she has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts. She lives with her husband and daughter in Columbia, Maryland.
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601 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 27% (161)
4 44% (267)
3 24% (146)
2 3% (18)
1 1% (9)
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