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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What was even more jarring was yet another new narrator. Return to Book Page. May 12, T rated it liked it. And then there is the issue of having to convince her people that this is really the right way to go about doing things. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Again little bit more theoretical book and it shows previous events from new angle. The book follows her attempts to resurrect the Skolian military and government. 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.

XX seems to find this wondrous true to life imagining of far future lands and peoples.


A slightly more thoughtful and less action packed and less romantic fortunately look at the scolian universe. It tells the story of Dyhianna Selei Dehyathe Ruby Pharaoh of the Skolian Imperialateas she strives sphericl reform her government and reunite her family in the aftermath of a devastating interstellar war.

Spherical Harmonic

Oct 30, Whitney rated it catherone was amazing. After the adventure on Opalite she goes to Delos, the Allied world that was a neutral ground for all three empires — Allied, Skolia and Traders. Spherical Harmonic involves an imagined universe based on catherins Hilbert space described by the angular wave functions that solve the Laplace Equation. The Ruby Pharaoh, Dehya Skolia to much simplify her nameemerges from Kyle space after an escape from deadly Aristos.

Descriptions are given priority over story substance. The liking or not of harmoonic book appears to be chromosomally linked to the presence or absense of the y. I really wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone who wasn’t a Catherine Asaro fan or a scifi science nerd.

My least favorite of the series This one is always a slog when I’m rereading the series.

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Aug 11, Miche D rated it harmonci liked it. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Good bits were good, well described, strong characters Ending: Open Preview See a Problem?


Spherical Harmonic pages by Catherine Asaro. The start really dragged, so much so I almost put this book down despite absolutely loving every other book in the saga. Some of her friends are determined she not succeed.

This felt more more like a soap opera than I care for. Certainly not an easy path to follow. With a little luck and some tenacity, she is able to step assro in her political role and create upheaval among the political structure that has dominated her and her family’s lives for too long.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. How to write a great review. Dehya has spent so many decades as a key in the psiberweb that she is fluctuating from being totally in the physical universe to spheriical some of her being in Kyle space.

January 3, Imprint: Add in all of the miss pronunciations, and I’d recommend sticking with print or ebook editions if possible. May 13, Mike rated it liked it. Whether Skolia should be ruled by the Assembly democratic or by the Ruby Dynasty turns out to be a key.