Final Key
Catherine Asaro

Book cover image

Narrated By: Suzanne Weintraub

Duration: 12 hours and 4 minutes

What to expect

The Final Key is the completion of the duology Triad, which began with the novel Schism, and which reveals the epic story of how a war of galactic proportions first exploded between two great empires and how the Ruby Dynasty reached maturity.

Schism ended with the Skolian Empire torn asunder by personal conflict within the royal family. With The Final Key, the Skolian Empire comes under all-out assault from its nemesis, the Euban Concord (Traders). They have undermined the Empire via subterfuge and assassination, leaving it ripe for conquest. The Skolian Empire’s only hope? A young woman barely out of her teens who hasn’t even completed her training as a cadet.

Genre

Science fiction: space opera, Romance, Science fiction

Listen to a sample

“Rapid pacing and gripping suspense.”

Publishers Weekly

“Asaro’s Skolian saga is now nearly as long and in many ways as compelling as Dune, if not more so, featuring a multitude of stronger female characters.”

Booklist

“Once the action really starts, the book is impossible to put down.”

VOYA

“Asaro’s portrait of interstellar intrigue, weird socio-political customs and galactic history has come to approach the neighborhood of such classics as Frank Herbert’s Dune series.”

SciFi.com

“A satisfying conclusion to the Triad story arc.”