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The Thrones of Kronos (Exordium #5)

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The final battle for the Thousand Suns is at hand. Brandon hai-Arkad has been crowned Emperor, but his throne remains in the hands of his enemy, Jerrod Eusabian of Dol'jhar. The fleet has been gathered, the order of battle drawn. Brandon will reclaim his father's empire, or die!
Paperback, 604 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by Tor Books
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Sherwood Smith
Jul 24, 2015 Sherwood Smith added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books, space-opera
And the last volume of Exordium is out.

This particular book journey began in 1977, first as a film project. Which nearly sold, but got lost in the fallout of the big strike of 1980.

So we went to books. The first edition was written on Selectric, and over the years went through various rapidly changing computer iterations, both us getting married, Dave's divorce, my having two kids, our careers changing. Family deaths.

We rewrote it as retired people, with a whole lot more experience under our bel
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Mary B. Grove
Sep 22, 2015 Mary B. Grove rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
an astonishing series

Perhaps the closest resemblance in Smith's writings is her Inda series, which also deals with the questions of good governance, barbarism and citizenship. The themes of loyalty, honor and friendship are integral to her writing and they certainly show strongly here as well, and in boththere is a strong mystical component, although we learn much less about it in the Inda series than we do here (something I was glad of, in reading Exordium, as I found it frustrating not to get
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