Del was a rock singer. He was also the renegade son of the Ruby Dynasty, which made his career choice less than respectable, and gave him more to worry about than getting gigs and not getting cheated by recording companies, club owners, or his agent. For one thing, the Ruby Dynasty ruled the Skolian Imperialate, an interstellar Empire, which had recently had a war with another empire, the Eubian Concord. For another, Del was singing on Earth, which was part of a third interstellar civilization, and one which had an uneasy relationship with the Imperialate. Del undeniably had talent, and was rapidly rising from an unknown fringe artist to stardom. But, with his life entangled in the politics of three interstellar civilizations, whether he wanted that or not, talent might not be enough. And that factor might have much more effect than his music on the lives of trillions of people on the thousands of inhabited worlds across the galaxy.

Genre: Science Fiction


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"a gripping, science fiction read with incredible, complex world-building"
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted June 27, 2009

In the future, humanity has split into three different factions: the Allied Worlds of Earth, the Skolian Empirate, and the Trader Empire. After a bitter war between the Skolian Empirate and the Trader Empire, the Allied Worlds struggles to keep their neutrality. In an effort to keep their finger in Read more...

"Very powerful story!"
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted October 15, 2009

Skolian Prince Del-Kurj Valdoria Skolia, Heir to the Ruby Throne, didn't go home with the rest of his family. Instead, he's become a pawn—a very tricky one at that. Right now, he's being held on a military base and he doesn't have a lot Read more...


Diamond Star
(Skolian Empire: Book 13)
by Catherine Asaro

May 1, 2009
Available: May 5, 2009
ISBN #1416591605
EAN #9781416591603
512 pages
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