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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!

About the Author

Catherine Asaro was born in Oakland, California and grew up in El Cerrito, just north of Berkeley. She received her Phd in Chemical Physics and MA in Physics, both from Harvard, and a BS with Highest Honors in Chemistry from UCLA. Among the places she has done research are the University of Toronto in Canada, the Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik in Germany, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Her research involves using quantum theory to describe the behavior of atoms and molecules. Catherine was a physics professor until 1990, when she established Molecudyne Research, which she currently runs.

A former ballerina, Catherine has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts and in Ohio. In the 1980s she was a principal dancer and artistic director of the Mainly Jazz Dancers and the Harvard University Ballet. Catherine still teaches ballet in Maryland.

Catherine's fiction is a successful blend of hard science fiction, romance, and exciting space adventure. She has published more than ten novels, almost all of which belong to her Saga of the Skolian Empire, including The Quantum Rose, which won the Nebula Award for best novel of 2001

Her husband is John Kendall Cannizzo, an astrophysicist at NASA. They have one daughter, a young ballet dancer who loves math.

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rebelaessedai, November 2, 2008 (view all comments by rebelaessedai)
It’s been awhile since I’ve picked up anything by Asaro, and now I’m wondering why that’s the case. I’m still reeling from finishing this book. I read it in less than a day, and I’m not the world’s quickest reader. I like to soak. Well, that was impossible this time.
The Last Hawk is another installment in Asaro’s Skolian Empire series. It’s the story of Kelric, one of the three heirs to the Imperialate throne. He crashes on a relatively unknown world- Coba- where the ISC is an unwanted presence. He is taken as captive, but his strange mix of allure and otherness make him irresistible to the forces of government on Coba- women managers who run their estates with various styles and with ever-changing politics.
Thrust into the midst of Coba’s wargame, Kelric becomes a catalyst to the inevitable struggle between factions, and is himself torn apart in the process. At first only wanting to return to his own, he finds himself changed by the game, and by his unexpected discovery of love. Can he save Coba from the destruction his presence has brought? Will he desert them for his own homeland? A terrifying struggle to endure, yet through it, Kelric shows why he is a true hero. He might just render you captivated to his charms, too.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812551105
Author:
Asaro, Catherine
Publisher:
Tor Science Fiction
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Space opera
Subject:
Matriarchy
Subject:
Matriarchy -- Fiction.
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Skolian Empire
Series Volume:
No. 3 of 11
Publication Date:
19981215
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.13 x 0.75 in

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