The Moon's Shadow

Saga of the Skolian Empire (Volume 8 of 11)

Catherine Asaro

Tor Science Fiction

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At the age of seventeen the young nobleman named Jaibriol Qox became ruler of a vast galactic empire-- and lost everything he had ever valued.

Born of a clandestine liaison between a renegade daughter of the Skolian Imperialate and a scion of the genetically engineered Eubian Traders, Jai Qox grew up in exile, unaware of the powers that coursed through his noble blood. In the waning days of the bloody Radiance War, which ravaged the galaxy, Jai was captured, and returned to the Traders to play a role as a puppet Emperor in their scheme to consolidate their domination of space.

Now Jai must walk a razor's edge, to seize the power that is his by birthright, without succumbing to its dark seduction, in order to avert a conflagration which threatens to engulf a thousand worlds.

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In his seventeenth year of life, Jai gained an empire and lost everything he valued.
Stately buildings faced a plaza tiled in white and gray stone. Clouds hung low in the sky, their drizzle saturating the air. Evening had come, a time when the heat of the sixty-two-hour day on the world Delos cooled enough to make the temperature tolerable for its human colonists.
Two young men walked across the plaza, coming from the embassy of the Allied Worlds of Earth. One wore simple clothes, a sweater and trousers.

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"A mesmerizing, passionate novel."--Publishers Weekly

"Asaro's vast, splendid Skolian Empire saga continues to successfully combine space opera, hard science, and romance."--Booklist

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Catherine Asaro

Born in Oakland, California, Catherine Asaro, received a doctorate in physics from Harvard University. She has published a number of papers on theoretical physics and was a physics professor until 1990, when she established Molecudyne Research, which she currently runs. A former ballerina, she has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts, and founded the Mainly Jazz Dance program at Harvard. She now teaches at the Caryl Maxwell Classical Ballet. Her husband is John Kendall Cannizzo, an astrophysicist at NASA. They have one daughter and live in Columbia, Maryland.

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The Moon's Shadow
Catherine Asaro

Mass Market Paperbound

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
March 2004
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765343246
ISBN10: 076534324X
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 416 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429970440
ISBN10: 1429970448
480 pages
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