"O lucky, lucky readers. Catherine Asaro adds another glittering gem to her Skolian collection with Ascendant Sun, the continuing adventures of Kelric, the Last Hawk, after his return from the isolated planet of Coba. Skolia, however, is very different after the Radiance conflict, and the rest of his family is either dead or imprisoned. In fact, it really isn't safe to admit his true identity, so to earn money to repair his medical modifications he takes a job with a space merchant trying to make a deal with the equally disarrayed Trader empire.
"But when the worst happens, he finds a golden opportunity to change the course of the future--if only he can survive long enough.
"Ms. Asaro continues to grow in both depth and complexity, seamlessly integrating characterization, plot, and scientific conjecture into elegantly developed concepts that both challenge the mind and please the heart. Another knockout display of superlative storytelling!
"Thank you so much for such a glorious read."--Romantic Times