The Quantum Rose

By Catherine Asaro
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The Saga of the Skolian Empire Series: Book 6

13.35 Hours 03/01/2004 unabridged
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The Quantum Rose is the story of Kamoj Argali, the young ruler of an impoverished province on the backward planet Balumil. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, the boorish and brutal ruler of the prosperous neighboring province. But before they can be wed, a mysterious stranger from a distant planet arrives on government business in the wake of interstellar war. He sweeps in and forces Kamoj into marriage, throwing her world into utter chaos. This interplanetary adventure, Beauty and the Beast with a science fiction twist, focuses on a compelling love triangle while also covering the clash of very different cultures and an approach to war that science fiction has almost never considered.

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Summary

Summary

Audie Award Finalist

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel

The Quantum Rose is the story of Kamoj Argali, the young ruler of an impoverished province on the backward planet Balumil. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, the boorish and brutal ruler of the prosperous neighboring province. But before they can be wed, a mysterious stranger from a distant planet arrives on government business in the wake of interstellar war. He sweeps in and forces Kamoj into marriage, throwing her world into utter chaos.

This interplanetary adventure, Beauty and the Beast with a science fiction twist, focuses on a compelling love triangle while also covering the clash of very different cultures and an approach to war that science fiction has almost never considered.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A freestanding page-turner as a romance, with a hard science framework.” Publishers Weekly
“Bolsters [Asaro’s] reputation for skillfully putting classic romance elements in an SF setting…The requisite happy ending arrives by way of sound characterization, straightforward plotting, abundant world-building detail, and almost as much humor.” Booklist
“A top-notch romantic adventure set against an impeccably crafted background…Asaro spins an enticing new fable…Fans of good science writing and emotional intensity are in for a real treat.” RT Book Reviews
“A pure gift to fans of everything from fantasy romance to romantic science fiction. Asaro uses dazzling imagery, superb storytelling ability, interesting science, and intriguing drama to spin a story that will keep you turning the pages.” Romantic Reader
“A sturdy and absorbing addition to the series.” Kirkus Reviews
“Asaro’s story-solving skills are honed to such an atom-splitting edge that only halfway through the book, she derives the main quantity of interest: True love.” sffaudio.com

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Author

Author Bio: Catherine Asaro

Catherine Asaro, science fiction and fantasy author, grew up near Berkeley, California. She earned a PhD in chemical physics and an MA in physics, both from Harvard, and a BS with highest honors in chemistry from UCLA. The Quantum Rose won the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and The Spacetime Pool won the 2008 Nebula Award for Best Novella.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 13.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English