Skyfall goes back to the very roots of skolia, showing how a chance meeting on a backwater planet forges a vast interstellar empire. eldrinson, a provincial ruler on a primitive planet, is plagued by inner demons. but when he meets roca, a beautiful and mysterious woman from the stars, he whisks her away to his mountain retreat, inadvertently starting a great interstellar war, and birthing the next generation of rulers for the skolian empire.
In 2002, catherine asaro won the nebula award for the quantum rose, the sixth novel in her saga of the skolian empire. this very same novel was also named best sf novel by the romantic times. schism: part one of triad is the tenth novel in this multiple award-winning series, and represents an excellent entry point into the series.for schism harkens back to the early years of the skolian empire, back to the beginning of the war between skolia and the euban traders. twenty-three years have passed since the fateful