Five-Twelfths of Heaven (Roads of Heaven, #1)

Five-Twelfths of Heaven (Roads of Heaven, book 1)

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Mass Market Paperback, Pages: 339

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, LGBT

Language: English

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Five-Twelfths of Heaven (Roads of Heaven, book 1)
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In a space-faring civilization where a single woman is increasingly sisenfranchised, the star pilot Silence Leigh is defrauded from her inheritance by a greedy competitor. Forced to ally with two men, Silence is dragged into a deadly political struggle, and is tantalized by the hints of the legendary Earth, as well as the dread and the glory of Magis power. Her dreams of having her own ship and of escape from the Hegemonys oppressions take on new direction and focus when she joins the crew of The Sun-Treader

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  •    Gom Kilevicius
    2020
    Pulpy, strange, and utterly delightful. Silence Leigh marries (literally) into a new business contract by getting hitched to not one but two men who own and operate a spaceship run on a sort of alternative technology based around harmonious music and some strong religious symbolism. The world is fascinating, Silence is an enjoyable character, and both of her husbands Julie and Denis are excellent counterpoints to her in the novel.

    Like many science fiction pieces of the time this novel does sometimes go a little off the deep end in over describing the "scientific" elements of the world such as how the spaceships run but it doesn't weigh it down too much. Plus, being that this system of science is entirely made up and fairly unique it does require at least some explanation in order to feel complete.
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  •    Faeshakar Anghag
    2020
    I originally read this some time around when it came out in paperback (which was in 1985). For this reread, I'm going with the Kindle edition, updated by the author and published in 2012.

    Back at the end of last year, I wrote myself a list of 19 books to read in 2019. Mostly, they were ones I have had sitting waiting to be read for much too long (plus one where I put off starting it because I loved the first in the series so much I don't think the second can possible hold up). This was one of the ones I've been getting around to rereading for a very long time.

    It's now the middle of April, so I'm delighted to have finally finished on of those 19. (Hopefully I'll go a bit faster now, as I'll have to do if I'm going to get to them all.)

    Reading this, things took a little while to get started, but then everything really kicked off and I really, really enjoyed the book. Beyond the very beginning, I didn't really remember any of the story, so it was new and interesting even though this was a reread. Of course, I first read it around when it came out, which was in 1985, so at least 30 years ago. Even without my bad memory, I'm allowed to have forgotten after that
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