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The Empress of Earth

(1987)
(The third book in the Roads of Heaven series)
A novel by

 
 
Following Five-Twelfths of Heaven and Silence in Solitude, this is the third and concluding novel in the Silence Leigh series. Silence Leigh now faces the ultimate test of her skills as a pilot and of her powers as a sage.

Silence has finally wangled a deal with the Hegemony to use their gear to help them find the lost star roads to Earth. This comes at a price, though, as the credit for this will go to the leader of the Hegemony's family, so that one of his relatives can inherit his position, given that he has no children.

The roads are not lost by accident; there is an active group of planets trying to block access to Earth, setting up a final conflict.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

January 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Empress of Earth
Author(s): Melissa Scott
ISBN: 0-575-04360-1 / 978-0-575-04360-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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November 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Empress of Earth: The Silence Leigh Trilogy
Author(s): Melissa Scott
ISBN: 0-671-65364-4 / 978-0-671-65364-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen Books
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Empress of Earth: Book Three of the Roads of Heaven
Author(s): Melissa Scott
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Empress of Earth: Book Three of the Roads of Heaven
Author(s): Melissa Scott
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Empress of Earth: Book Three of the Roads of Heaven
Author(s): Melissa Scott
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Empress of Earth - Book III of the Roads of Heaven
Author(s): Melissa Scott
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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