The Final Key

The Final Key

Catherine Asaro

Synopsis of The Final Key

"The Final Key" is the second half of the story arc known as Triad, which began in "Schism". "Schism" ended with the Skolian Empire torn asunder by personal conflict within the royal family. With "The Final Key", the Skolian Empire comes under all-out assault from its nemesis, the Euban Concord. The Concord has undermined the Empire via subterfuge and assassination, leaving it ripe for conquest. The Skolian Empire's only hope? A young woman barely out of her teens who hasn't even completed her training as a cadet.

Reviews of The Final Key


Action, romance, and political intrigue are the trademarks of a Catherine Asaro science fiction thriller and THE FINAL KEY is no exception. -- Harriet Klausner, ParaNormal Romance Reviews

Asaro's portrait of interstellar intrigue, weird socio-political customs and galactic history has come to approach the neighborhood of such classics as Frank Herbert's Dune Series. -- Paul Di Filippo,