Catherine Asaro, a physicist who combines believable hard science with first-rate storytelling, exploded onto the science fiction scene with her stellar debut novel, Primary Inversion. Now, she brings us the third tale of the Skolian Empire, which AudioFile calls "a classic tale of power and conflict, with a twist." When Kelric, a scion of the imperial family of Skolia, crash-lands his fighter on the off-limits planet of Coba, he figures it will be only a short time before he makes his way home. But he fails to account for the powerful matriarchy of Coba, the mistresses of the great estates who do not want the Empire to know about their recent cultural advances. First they take him prisoner. Then, one by one, the most powerful women on the planet fall in love with him!
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by Catherine Asaro
"This third novel of the Skolian Empire is a classic tale of power and conflict, with a twist. The leaders of Coba, a kingdom essentially untouched by the influence of the empire, are all women, and men are firmly treated as biologically inferior and subservient. When Kelric, an heir of the imperial family of the empire crashes on Coba, events begin that threaten its political stability and safety. Anna Fields narrates with her usual control, while maintaining the subtlety of the characters and plot. Each of the powerful matriarchs who becomes intrigued by Kelric is powerful but distinct in personality and manner. Fields draws each member of the large cast of supporting characters clearly. She sets a strong pace that supports the intensity of the plot and never lags. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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