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Catherine Asaro (born November 6, 1955) is an American science fiction and fantasy author, singer and teacher. She is best known for her books about the Ruby Dynasty, called the Saga of the Skolian Empire.
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- These titles are arranged by the storyline chronology rather than publication date.
- All page numbers are from the first mass market paperback edition published by Tor (October 2004), ISBN 0-765-34557-9, first printing
- “If this is not sorcery, what is it?”
- Chapter 7, “Mind Demons” (p. 96)
- “Even if I knew ancient warfare, which I don’t, they probably have their own strategies here.”
“The strategy is the same everywhere,” she muttered. “Kill.”
- Chapter 11, “Warlords of the Snow” (p. 134)
- “I do not understand this ‘mountain climbing.’” Shannar glared at Brad as if he had invented the activity rather than just given them the terminology. “What sane person would hammer spikes in a wall and swing from them on a rope?”
- Chapter 15, “The Long Table” (p. 174)
- That was the trouble with being an empath; he couldn’t convince himself a woman wanted him unless she really did.
- Chapter 23, “Lights on the Lake” (p. 262)
Primary Inversion (1995)
- All page numbers are from the first mass market paperback edition published by Tor ISBN 0-812-55023-4
- Either his desire was too intense to shut out or else I was feeling my own as well as his. What was going on? It was wrong, all wrong. No, it wasn’t wrong, it was right, and that was what was wrong.
- Chapter 4, “Lucifer’s Legacy” (p. 84)
- How do you like that? The future of the universe may be in the hands of a crazy woman.
- Chapter 11, “A Time to Speak” (p. 232)
- That stopped me. I had been so caught up in events, I hadn’t had a chance to think through the ramifications of them all.
- Chapter 16, “Heart of the Web” (p. 335)