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The Last Hawk By Catherine Asaro Ron Walotsky The Last Hawk When Kelric a scion of the imperial family of Skolia crash lands his fighter on the off limits planet of Coba he figures it will be only a short time before he makes his way home But he fails to ac

  • Title: The Last Hawk
  • Author: Catherine Asaro Ron Walotsky
  • ISBN: 9780812551105
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Last Hawk By Catherine Asaro Ron Walotsky When Kelric, a scion of the imperial family of Skolia, crash lands his fighter on the off limits planet of Coba, he figures it will be only a short time before he makes his way home But he fails to account for the powerful matriarchy of Coba, the mistresses of the great estates who do not want the Empire to know about their recent cultural advances.First they take him priWhen Kelric, a scion of the imperial family of Skolia, crash lands his fighter on the off limits planet of Coba, he figures it will be only a short time before he makes his way home But he fails to account for the powerful matriarchy of Coba, the mistresses of the great estates who do not want the Empire to know about their recent cultural advances.First they take him prisoner.Then, one by one, the most powerful women on the planet fall in love with him
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    1. Carolyn F. on said:

      AudiobookOkay, this book is awful I m very bored by the story This supposedly superhuman is so not he s weak and frail from the food and water The romance s are strange I can guess what s going to happen And the world being ruled by people who can play dice well is I can t even think of the word it s worse than weird but really close to stupid If you come up with it, let me know Can t won t finish it.

    2. April on said:

      It s been awhile since I ve picked up anything by Asaro, and now I m wondering why that s the case I m still reeling from finishing this book I read it in less than a day, and I m not the world s quickest reader I like to soak Well, that was impossible this time.The Last Hawk is another installment in Asaro s Skolian Empire series It s the story of Kelric, one of the three heirs to the Imperialate throne He crashes on a relatively unknown world Coba where the ISC is an unwanted presence He is ta [...]

    3. Cat on said:

      After the jarring universe jump from book 1 to book 2, I was prepared to drop into yet another separate parallel storyline in book 3 in the Skolian universe And Kelric s adventures on Coba might be my favorite isolated storyline in this branch of the series Just like the Chora in Jane Kindred s The House of Arkhangel sk books, the Quis in the Last Hawk made me want to learn to play along Of course, the point of the Quis seems to be that it s complex than I can imagine, and it makes me want to g [...]

    4. Simon on said:

      In the end, I was just glad that this book was over Even though it is 3 in a series I bought it in the days before Audible thought to include this information in its catalogue it started out strong and I was quite enjoying it From about halfway through it descended from its stranger in a strange land theme into an episodic her bosom heaved at the sight of his thrustful loins type of pulp fiction and the story became difficult to follow I don t think it mattered so much that this was the third o [...]

    5. Kathy on said:

      Although I usually like Asaro s books, I agree with some of the others reviewer s comments about how irritating it becomes to read about how irresistible Kelric is to every single female he seems to encounter.It reminded be how I felt when reading the Twilight series if I had to hear about how wonderful Edward s cold, hard chest was, I began to feel nauseous.The story itself didn t engage me either, although the main saving grace is highlighting women s role in modern society by turning the tabl [...]

    6. Dawn on said:

      I am not reading any of Asaro s books in order so I m never quite sure where I am in the timeline when I pick up a book of the Skolian Empire.This one is of a romance than a science fiction book for the most part From the moment that Kelric Valdoria crashes on the matriarchal run planet of Coba, to the moment he escapes, it is about the women who want to own him than about anything else The dice game of Quis is an interesting part of the story, mostly in respect to how it effects society.In sh [...]

    7. Jamie on said:

      Okay, I am an unabashed Asaro fan There is little she writes about the Skolian empire that I don t love This was my first by her that I had read and now I often find myself looking for her work everywhere I go Kelric won my heart within the first few pages The world Asaro created was unique from any others I had read about and she crafted it so well I actually felt pulled into it during the reading of this story This was one of the finest written books I d read in the last 2 months and I was sor [...]

    8. Elar on said:

      Author introduces in this book another lost heir to Skolian empire mhmh third book in the series with same starting point This time interesting game is thriving everything and it is fascinating to see how our hero learns and masters it In this book women are really sexists pigs, but they also try to see men than reproducing organs although some scenes are really vivid and reflect problem in out current social situation.

    9. Darth on said:

      This might be the least interesting thing I wasted my time reading since I was dumb enough to read Twilight.I wont elucidate the many things I didnt care for suffice it to say I found the characters boring, 1 dimensional, and I just wasnt able to find half a red damn to give about any of them.

    10. David Mason on said:

      Ugh OK, but not really good There is a marking time aspect to the book a filler for the series And sometimes the book s varied conceits oooo a world dominated by women and the men are helpless sex objects is just overdone Also far far overdone is the authors infuriating use of gentle as a verb Her face gentled It really detracts.

    11. Sonja on said:

      I finished this one last night stayed up too late reading but it was worth it The only reason I didn t give this book a 10 is that it ended too soon Now I ll have to find other books in the Skolian Empire seriesokcrossing journal 9

    12. Susan on said:

      re read 2 9 2005re read 5 26 2014Kelric poor Kelric I wish I had a mind for maths the way he does

    13. Hildegart on said:

      I found the first few chapters of this book on the publisher s website and decided I just had to read this author I m glad I did

    14. Pat Urban on said:

      The culture s created in this novel are fascinating I ve read this book several times and always enjoy it immensely.

    15. Becca on said:

      The first Skolian book I read and I ve kept coming back I really like the world building and of course Kelric is a very likable character.

    16. Kerry on said:

      Blurb The Last Hawk tells the tale of the lost heir to the Empire Fleeing the heat of battle in a wounded spacecraft, Kelric crash lands on a proscribed planet where a matriarchy rules through the medium of a complex game The women in power help to heal him, but destroy his ship and determine that he can never leave for his knowledge of their world, if revealed to the Empire, would cause the rapid fall of their civilization And so his rescue turns into an imprisonment of years, decades, a time i [...]

    17. Mike on said:

      I liked The Last Hawk, it was certainly better than the previous book I read in the series Catch The Lightening.The story was a bit explicit than previous books so be warned if this offends, but I didn t think it was too bad.The story is very planet based where a pilot is marooned on the planet without space travel except via an off world space port which he cannot get to So if you like a lot of space battles this probablyisn t for you, but it does have plenty of action and intrege.Overall well [...]

    18. Barry on said:

      A great read, interesting plot, good character development, lots of twists and turns A great stand alone story But, as part of a series, doesn t seem to do anything to further the series In fact, or less a rewrite of the previous story in the series.

    19. Bark on said:

      I found this book, the 3rd in Asaro s Skolian Empire Saga, much different than the two previous books The other two take place in a relatively short span of time with the point of view being the heroine s This book is of a saga spanning over sixteen years The main character is a very sympathetically drawn male and it s written in the third person Also, the huge chunks of technical information that went over my head in the previous books were absent from this one It is much wider in scope, an en [...]

    20. John Loyd on said:

      The Last Hawk 1997 443 pages by Catherine Asaro.Kelric heir to the imperator escapes from a battle by jumping into inversion but when he comes back to sublight speed he finds that his Jag is damaged and that he must find help The only available place to land is the restricted world Coba He crash lands and the natives can t let him die nor can they let him go If he left the planet undoubtedly there would be questions about the restriction and the ISC would come to the planet and control it So Kel [...]

    21. Stacy on said:

      Departing entirely from the saga of Soz and the Imperialate disregarding 2 which takes us so many years in the future that I hesitate to include it when listing the series for friends , we learn the true fate of Kelric Valdoria, younger brother to Soz who disappeared not long before we meet our cast in the first of the series, Primary Inversion.Kelric has landed on the planet Coba, a Restricted planet having no communication with the Empire A matriarchal planet, Kelric is immediately sold into a [...]

    22. Constance Griffith on said:

      Eh, I still think Catch the Lightning is the best I ve now read Books 1 3 but this was better than Primary Inversion The romance elements came on a little strong, but character development was a bit better even if it seemed to play secondary to Asaro s desire to romantically involve Kelric with every female of note on the planet The redeeming grace of this book is quis I found the concept fascinating and the descriptions of Kelric s quis and how it was integral to the social and political struct [...]

    23. Kelly on said:

      This is a big book In my opinion, Catherine Asaro tried to do too much with this novel Despite the length of the novel and the sheer volume of information packed therein, I was left wanting in several places, however.The politics of the planet Coba are unique, but I felt they became the focus of the book While that might work for a standalone novel and all the novels in the Skolian Empire can be read separately it detracts from this part of the whole This is less a story about the Skolians and [...]

    24. Bruce on said:

      Spinning out of control at superluminal speed wounded warrior Kelricson Garlin Valdoria kya Skolia desperately tries to regain control of his spacecraft The best he can do is to force an emergency crash landing on the restricted planet Coba It s been restricted by the powerful Skolian Empire at the request of the planet s ruling matriarchy, who do not want imperial cultural contamination He survives the crash, but is imprisoned by his rescuers, the manager of Dahl, one of the great estates and I [...]

    25. Molly on said:

      I finished half this book, that is Book 1 It was good, but not so good that I could stay away from other books long enough to finish it I liked the ideas, the characters and especially the ideas The gender role switcharoo, with the main character as a golden boy toy was refreshing and relaxing What sick thing is it in me that would rather read a horrid dystopia where the characters fight in vain against an awful patriarchy I just couldn t muster on this book, even though I give it 2 thumbs up.

    26. BobA707 on said:

      Summary Good action, interesting main character, interesting premise, well written , but over long and the plot not particularly believable ad the romance overdone.Plotline The basic plot was pretty good and worked well with the premise, but over long and not convincingPremise Interesting Not fully convinced it would really work, but different too most SF Writing Good bits were good, well described, interesting charactersEnding Different againPace Never a dull moment

    27. Stasha on said:

      Hmm, planet kept isolated because they are warrior women and men are enslaved, pampered pets Yeah, don t see the same attraction of a man in a burkha that the Coban women did Still not to bad although I m not sure if the audio version cut off too early since it didn t say if Kelric could communicate with the universe from an empty space port on a planet that poisoned him.

    28. Leif Anderson on said:

      I liked Primary Inversion, but thought it was a little weird Then I read Lask Hawk, and oh no It was a romance novel With that said, it was pretty good, although I would never actually admit to enjoying a romance novel.

    29. Carolyn on said:

      Asaro s being a chemist and physicist makes the science in her fiction much interesting and I m continuing completing my reading of this series This side story introduces the fascinating game of Quis as Kelric spends some 20 years on Coba while his family and the rest of the universe assumes he s dead.

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