Catherine Asaro is a popular SF writer, combining her diverse talents to blend hard science fiction and heartrending romance into a sweeping epic known as the. Editorial Reviews. Review. Catherine Asaro’s Saga of the Skolian Empire has. Catherine Asaro combines her diverse talents to blend hard science fiction and heartrending romance into a sweeping epic known as the Saga of the Skolian.

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The Ruby Pharaoh, Dehya Skolia to much simplify her nameemerges from Kyle space after an escape from deadly Aristos.

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The Truth of Valor. We appreciate your feedback. The spherical harmonics are an orthonormal set of eigenfunctions used in many areas of math and physics, including quantum mechanics and electromagnetics. Spherical Harmonic is a first person narrative told from the viewpoint of Dyhianna Selei.

This audiobook can be listened to on: It’s another really excellent Skolian universe book. Looking down at her youthful looking body the first thing she remembers is her age, The Ruby Pharaoh of the Skolian Empire comes out of Kyle space disoriented and some distance from her rendezvous point. Billed as SF romance, this has obvious crossover appeal to romance readers, but they may be disappointed to find no big compelling love story. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The start really dragged, so much so I almost put this book down despite absolutely loving every other book in the saga. Had all of the story strands and characters been in the same book, it would have been very long and confusing. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. She reforms in partial waves that transfer her from one universe to the other.


I’d just gotten used to Anna Fields, and now we have Liza Caplan.

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Good fun reading, The reader knowing things, e. A book with excitement and pathos that filled in a lot of gaps in the storyweb of this saga. Jul 13, Pioden marked it as to-read Epherical Jun 17, Patrick rated it liked it. And while a bit jarring at first, I eventually slid into the narrative without much trouble. She is found by a local, who believes she is one of the Traders, and asro takes her prisoner. The book starts a bit slow, but picks up as Dehya regains more of her memories.

Too many have died, others are presumed lost, yet they must move quickly if they are to resume their rightful place as rulers of Skolia.

A nice easy read, that I’m pretty sure I’ve read before but couldn’t remember the details. Overall a great book. I didn’t much care for this reread. Selei is the descendant of the ancient pharaohs, and is considered the titular ruler of modern Skolia.

The basic plot was pretty good and worked well with the premise. This math and science was over my head but I sort of understood it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Catherine Asaro combines her diverse talents to blend hard science fiction and heartrending romance into a sweeping epic known as the Saga of the Skolian Empire. This is Dehya’s chance to place her family in a position to be respected.

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I liked it, no I loved it but how to describe it? The story has some politics in it. On another level, it is about the emotional toll that war exacts on those who survive it, a theme Asaro often explores in the Saga of the Skolian Empireas exemplified by the subplot in Spherical Harmonic involving the attempts of Selei and her husband to come to terms with his shattering experiences during the war.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aug 26, Elar rated it liked it Shelves: I like Dehya but in many ways this book is just retelling of the same story but yet another point of view.


Oct 04, BobA rated it liked it. Feb 18, Richard rated it did not like it. Trivia About Spherical Harmoni It would have been a good place to end the series, I hope it wasn’t a sphetical that it kept going. Retrieved 15 December I think what draws me to these books is that not only is the science based on actual theories, making it a “hard science fiction” world rather than a magic one, but Asaro lets the character development and imagery flower.

Add in all of the miss pronunciations, and I’d recommend sticking with print or ebook editions if possible.