Queen of Candesce by Karl Schroeder audiobook

Queen of Candesce: Book Two of Virga

By Karl Schroeder
Read by Joyce Irvine

Macmillan Audio

The Virga Series: Book 2

12.07 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781427205889

Venera Fanning was last seen falling into nothingness at the end of Sun of Suns. Now, in Queen of Candesce, Venera finds herself plunging through the air among the artificial worlds of Virga, far from home and her husband, who may or may not be alive. Landing in the ancient nation of Spyre, Venera encounters new enemies and new friends (or at least convenient allies). She must quickly learn who she can trust, and who she can manipulate in order to survive. Survival isn't her only goal; with the powerful Key of Candesce in her hands, she can control the fate of the entire world of Virga, yet something even more pressing is driving her—the all consuming need for revenge.

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Summary

Venera Fanning was last seen falling into nothingness at the end of Sun of Suns. Now, in Queen of Candesce, Venera finds herself plunging through the air among the artificial worlds of Virga, far from home and her husband, who may or may not be alive. Landing in the ancient nation of Spyre, Venera encounters new enemies and new friends (or at least convenient allies). She must quickly learn who she can trust, and who she can manipulate in order to survive.

Survival isn't her only goal; with the powerful Key of Candesce in her hands, she can control the fate of the entire world of Virga, yet something even more pressing is driving her—the all consuming need for revenge.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Over the years, science-fiction has provided us with awesome environments, the best ones based on careful logic. There was Hal Clement's Mission of Gravity and Robert Forward's Dragon's Egg. Karl Schroeder's new novel is in a class with these masterpieces. Vernor Vinge on Sun of Suns
With Queen of Candesce, Karl Schroeder's Virga saga establishes itself as an SF saga of the same order as LeGuin's Earthsea series, Asimov's Robot stories, and Niven's Ringworld stories. SFRevu
Lushly realized . . . Queen of Candesce has a backdrop that's simultaneously steampunk and space opera, a complex and believably flawed lead character, and plenty of action and intrigue. Interzone
“Oh, what worldbuilding! Schroeder is a master. Cory Doctorow

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Author Bio: Karl Schroeder

Author Bio: Karl Schroeder

Karl Schroeder was born in Brandon, Manitoba, and is the second science fiction writer to come out of the small community. He now lives in Toronto with his wife and their daughter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 12.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English