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Catherine Asaro
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Skolian Empire Book 4
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Who recommends: Lori, Lynn, Preeti, Barbara, JW, Robin, Linda, Shelly, Margaret
Who discommends:

Okay, put me down to recommend it. I still like CATCH THE LIGHTNING better.

I thought the book could have been tighter--but recall I was really whipping through books and I waded through a lot of action in the book that I thought could have been done as "meanwhile, back at the ranch".

I found multiple POV probably well done but found them distracting. Also, two roses for Asaro for being able to take the biggest villains and come up with some good points.

About three quarters of the way through, I was thinking, well do I really keep it or not? I didn't keep THE LAST HAWK. However, I must admit the ending was superb and enough to keep my aging, wandering mind from going out alone. Of course it cries for a continuation since some things are left hanging.--Barbara

I got it, I read it, and I highly recommend it.

It's the sequel to PRIMARY INVERSION, and it does continue Soz and Jaibriol's story. The book is very much intertwined with the Skolian empire, too. It's not first person, so we get a lot more viewpoints. Including Kurj's.

Things really happen. <g>--Lori

I finished reading THE RADIANT SEAS and you can definitely put me on the highly recommend list. I loved it!! As a matter of fact I bit my poor nails down to the numbs in the last 3rd of the book. All that action.<g> I can't wait to hear more about Jai. And thanks to what you said about the brother from THE LAST HAWK, I recognized him when I saw him. I would never have caught it otherwise as I still haven't read the book yet.--Linda (26 Nov 99)

I just finished THE RADIANT SEAS too. It was great SF. I loved her explanation for shields. It's about time someone started explaining that kind of Star Trek stuff. There wasn't as much romance in this one, and it leaves me more than ready for the next book (hint: it kind of stops where you don't want it too), but I also recommend it.--Shelly (26 Nov 99)

I was very pleased to read the sequel to Primary Inversion. I find it very difficult to keep of what's going on as the books don't come out in chronological order. It's difficult when I know something has happened because I read about it in another book but it hasn't happened yet in this book.--Margaret (09 Mar 00)

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