THE RADIANT SEAS (4.5), Catherine Asaro?s impressive new hardcover novel, picks up the tale of another Skolian heir, Saucony, and her new husband Jaibriol, the heir to the Trader Empire, as their love forces them into hiding. But when Jaibriol?s father dies and his scheming widow learns that the heir is still alive, she kidnaps the reluctant prince to use him as a puppet ruler. Saucony and their children must find a way to free him without revealing either their true identities or their genetic secrets. As always, the science fictional concepts are both elegant and piquant, and the storytelling absolutely brilliant.

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer