The Quantum Rose : Skolian Empire (published order)

  • by Catherine Asaro
  • Narrated by Anna Fields
  • Series: Skolian Empire (published order)
  • 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Saga of the Skolian Empire is Catherine Asaro's trademark series. It chronicles the lives of the members of the ruling family of the Empire in the distant interstellar future, weaving a fine blend of action, romance, and hard science fiction.The Quantum Rose is the story of Kamoj Argali, the young ruler of an impoverished province on a backward planet. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, ruler of the prosperous neighboring province. But before they can be wed, Kamoj is forced into marriage with a mysterious stranger from a distant planet, throwing her world into utter chaos.


What the Critics Say

Nebula Award, 2001


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

ok, but barely!

I was hoping this would be better than "Catch the Lightening" and more like "Primary Inversion", her first 2 books of the series...but it sort of fell in the middle for me. The plot was hard to grasp, because the main focus of the book was the romance. The one thing I really like about Asaro's writing is her beautiful descriptions of other worlds with their multiple moons, stained-glass forests, exotic creatures...and that's the only reason I will keep reading her, because the plots and the characters just don't have a lot of depth.
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- Lisa

Soap Opera Sci-FI

The story is pretty much like a soap opera. There are the steamy scenes with the a young woman and an older man. There is treachery, betrayal, and conflict. Its a quick book and the performance is very good. The book name and the name of all the characters is pretty interesting once you figure it out. I was somewhat disappointed that this was a Nebula award winner, but it was a quick read and kept my attention.
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- Kevin "Reading Fantasy and SCI-FI on audible."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.