Queen of Candesce

Queen of Candesce

Karl Schroeder

Synopsis of Queen of Candesce

Venera Fanning was last seen falling into nothingness at the end of Sun of Suns. Now, in Queen of Candesce, Venera finds herself plunging through the air among the artificial worlds of Virga, far from home and her husband, who may or may not be alive. Landing in the ancient nation of Spyre, Venera encounters new enemies and new friends (or at least convenient allies). She must quickly learn who she can trust, and who she can manipulate in order to survive. Survival isn't her only goal; with the powerful Key of Candesce in her hands, she can control the fate of the entire world of Virga, yet something even more pressing is driving her'the all consuming need for revenge.

Reviews of Queen of Candesce


Karl Schroeder's Vigra saga establishes itself as an SF saga of the same order as LeGuin's Earthsea stories, Asimov's Robot stories, and Niven's Ringworld stories. -- Ernest Lilley, SFRevu

The Queen of Candesce doesn't provide everything the prequel's fans may expect, but it offers a generous abundance of reading pleasure, and its confirms that Karl Schroeder belongs in the front ranks of SF world-builders. -- Cynthia Ward , Scifi.com

Sun of Suns was a lot of fun, and Queen of Candesce is even better. -- Fascination Place