The Final Key

The Final Key

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"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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 106.7 x 165.1 x 27.9mm | 181.44g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765352095
  • 9780765352095
  • 1,257,160

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"Fantastic characters.... [A] superb series. This is an outstanding book." "Asaro's Skolian saga is now nearly as long and in many ways as compelling as Dune, if not more so.... A certain, intelligent crowd-pleaser." "The book is impossible to put down, with compelling characters to enthrall even those who skip the hard SF details." --"VOYA" on "The Final Key" "Asaro's Skolian saga is now nearly as long and in many ways as compelling as Dune, if not more so, featuring a multitude of stronger female characters. . . .A certain, intelligent crowd-pleasure." --"Booklist on "The Final Key" " "Told from the perspective of a number of different characters, the finely choreographed threads of the plot come together for a agreeable finish. Asaro is a facile writer . . . .Readers who are already invested in Asaro's tales of the Skolian Empire will likely enjoy this volume." -"Romantic Times Bookclub" on "The Final Key" "Readers of this extensive chronicle will happily plunge back into the fray . . . . Young Soz, an heir to the throne and a military cadet, seizes the book's spotlight with her combination of vulnerability and bravery as she steps up to responsibility. . . .Asaro's saga is a monumental work." -"Publishers Weekly" on "The Final Key" " The book is impossible to put down, with compelling characters to enthrall even those who skip the hard SF details." --"VOYA" on "The Final Key" " Asaro's Skolian saga is now nearly as long and in many ways as compelling as Dune, if not more so, featuring a multitude of stronger female characters. . . .A certain, intelligent crowd-pleasure." --"Booklist on "The Final Key" " " Told from the perspective of a number of different characters, the finely choreographed threads of the plot come together for a agreeable finish. Asaro is a facile writer . . . .Readers who are already invested in Asaro's tales of the Skolian Empire will likely enjoy this volume." - "Romantic Times Bookclub" on "The Final Key" " Readers of this extensive chronicle will happily plunge back into the fray . . . . Young Soz, an heir to the throne and a military cadet, seizes the book's spotlight with her combination of vulnerability and bravery as she steps up to responsibility. . . .Asaro's saga is a monumental work." - "Publishers Weekly" on "The Final Key" "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 Harmonicshow more

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.show more

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569 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 27% (152)
4 44% (251)
3 25% (141)
2 3% (16)
1 2% (9)
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