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The Moon's Shadow

(2003)
(The eighth book in the Skolian Empire series)
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Catherine Asaro exploded on to the science fiction scene in 1995 with the publication of her widely acclaimed debut novel, Primary Inversion, which introduced readers to the vast and intricate future Saga of the Skolian Empire. She won wide acclaim for her innovative blend of cutting-edge physics, interstellar intrigue, and passionate romance.

Booklist praised Primary Inversion as "an unusually masterful first novel combining hard speculative science and first-rate storytelling to look at the galaxy's distant future. This is one of the best SF first novels in years, a likely candidate for the genre's major awards." And Romantic Times called Catherine Asaro "a formidable new talent. Primary Inversion is a stunning, fast-paced novel of a future war between two human empires. Asaro's elegant scientific concepts of space and time play an exciting role in this absolutely nifty space drama."

Asaro continued the saga of the Skolian Empire in six subsequent volumes - Catch the Lightning, The Last Hawk, The Radiant Seas, Ascendant Sun, The Quantum Rose, and Spherical Harmonic - gaining a legion of devoted readers and regularly garnering nominations for the field's highest awards, culminating in her winning the 2001 Nebula Award for Best Novel for The Quantum Rose--in addition to winning the two most recent Romantic Times Awards for Best SF Novel.

With The Moon's Shadow, Catherine Asaro begins a thrilling new chapter in this galaxy-spanning epic, as the titanic conflicts which have raged across the cosmos at last come to a climax.

At the age of seventeen the young nobleman named Jaibriol Qox becomes ruler of a vast galactic empire - and loses everything he has ever valued.

Born of a clandestine liaison between a renegade daughter of the Skolian Imperialate and a scion of the genetically engineered Eubian Traders, Jai Qox grew up in exile, unaware of the powers that coursed through his noble blood.

In the waning days of the bloody Radiance War that ravaged the galaxy, Jai was captured and returned to the Traders to play a role as a puppet Emperor in their scheme to consolidate their domination of space.

Now Jai must walk a razor's edge, to seize the power that is his by birthright without succumbing to its dark seduction and wield it for the good of all, and to avert a conflagration that threatens to engulf a thousand worlds.

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Hardback Editions

March 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Moon's Shadow (Saga of the Skolian Empire)
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
ISBN: 0-7653-0425-2 / 978-0-7653-0425-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Moon's Shadow (Saga of the Skolian Empire)
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
ISBN: 0-7653-4324-X / 978-0-7653-4324-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Moon's Shadow (Saga of the Skolian Empire Series, Book 8)
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
ISBN: 1-4417-4728-1 / 978-1-4417-4728-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Moon's Shadow (Saga of the Skolian Empire)
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
ISBN: 1-4417-4727-3 / 978-1-4417-4727-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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February 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Moon's Shadow (Saga of the Skolian Empire Series, Book 8) (Saga of the Skolian Empire (Blackstone Audio))
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
ISBN: 1-4417-4729-X / 978-1-4417-4729-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Moon's Shadow: The Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 8
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Moon's Shadow: The Saga of the Skolian Empire, Book 8
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Moon's Shadow: A Novel of the Skolian Empire
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Moon's Shadow: A Novel of the Skolian Empire
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Moon's Shadow (Saga Skolian Empire Series Book 8)
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
Publisher: Tor Books
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