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The Resource Schism, Catherine Asaro

Schism, Catherine Asaro

Label
Schism
Title
Schism
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Asaro
Title variation
Triad: Schism
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Review
  • The story of the Skolian Empire continues in the follow-up to Skyfall (2003). Roca and Eldrinson now have a numerous and respectable family, which includes Althor, a trained Imperial Jagernaut (cybernetic warrior), and 17-year-old Sauscony, who wants to become an IJ, despite her father’s violent objections. Not all the conflicts on hand are within the family, however; sent into battle, Althor dies winning a crucial victory. Eldrinson and Shannon, the son Eldrinson thinks is wayward, face the Aristo trader Vitarex, whose unpleasantness fits his infelicitous name, and prevent him from kidnapping Eldrinson to use against the empire. At the military academy to which her obvious talents have gained her admittance, Sauscony survives cheating scandals, sexual harassment, and the punishing regimen to emerge a Jagernaut reconciled with her father. Asaro’s series is beginning to resemble Georgette Heyer crossed with Dune: the best of large-scale romance interleaved with the best of space-operatic saga. And Asaro seems ready to carry on for all readers minded to do likewise. -- Roland Green (BookList, 01-01-2005, p833)
  • Tensions escalate between the Skolians and their enemies, the Aristo Traders, in Nebula-winner Asaro's dizzying yet accessible SF soap opera, the 10th installment in her Skolian Empire saga and the first in a sequence exploring the childhoods of some of the earlier books' major players. Young Soz secretly applies to become a Jagernaut, a member of the Skolian elite fighting force, against the wishes of her father, Eldrinson. Soz's high scores and powerful psychic abilities guarantee her entry, but when her brother Althor comes to collect her, Eldrinson disowns them both. Soz's brother Shannon runs away, and when Eldrinson sets after him, Eldrinson is kidnapped and tortured by nasty Aristo Trader Vitarex, an event that presages war. Meanwhile, Soz, brilliant and difficult, excels at school, driven by her hatred of the Aristos and what they did to her father. There are plenty of exciting firefights, but the novel's focus on emotional connections, forgiveness, love and growing up will appeal more to a female than a male sensibility. YA readers will identify with the mostly teenage protagonists. Agent, Eleanor Woods at Spectrum Literary Agency. (Jan. 3) — Staff (Reviewed December 6, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 49, p48)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
131098
Cataloging source
DLC
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Asaro, Catherine
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Saga of the Skolian Empire
  • Triad
Series volume
0010
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Young women
  • Skolian Empire (Imaginary place)
Label
Schism, Catherine Asaro
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
492569
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
398 pages
Isbn
9780765309518
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004055310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765309518
  • (Sirsi) ADP-2127
Label
Schism, Catherine Asaro
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
492569
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
398 pages
Isbn
9780765309518
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004055310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765309518
  • (Sirsi) ADP-2127

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