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Eclipse Court by Shirley Meier

What does it take to become Imperator? 

A young prince and Heir of a corrupt Empire discovers that his first and only friend in the world is the enslaved head of state of a country Father is trying to conquer.

How does he survive the coming destruction and grow to be the good man he longs to be?

Note: Eclipse Court contains some graphic sexual content, graphic violence, and harsh language.


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Listed: Sep 8, 2009

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Editor’s First Impression

By Linda Schoales, editor

Sep 8, 2009: Solid, if a bit florid, writing. The story starts with the heir fleeing the city so there is a feeling of movement. A lot of awkward, made-up words thrown in but the premise sounds interesting.

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An Outsider’s Perspective.

By G.S. Williams, author of The Surprising Life and Death of Diggory Franklin

Feb 13, 2013: Fans of "Eclipse Court" rate it as a five star story, so clearly it is beloved by its audience. However, that enthusiasm is not entirely merited.

The author, Shirley Meier, writes it as a companion novel to Karen Weherstein’s "The Philosopher in Arms" stories, providing an alternate perspective on some of those events from a supporting character’s point of view. Together they’re writing a series, "Fifth Millenium," that has existed since the early 1990s, some of which was published by Baen [more . . .]

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The Sun Falls from the Sky … and That’s a GOOD Thing

By Ysabetwordsmith, member

Nov 6, 2009: This novel interweaves with The Philosopher in Arms and asa kraiya by Karen Wehrstein, like harmony to melody. It tells the story of Minis Aan, the heir to the Arkan throne. Currently on the throne is Minis’ father, Kurkas Aan, who is both insane and dangerous. Minis is trapped in a privileged but poisonous life.

Then he meets Chevenga, the ruler of Yeola-e, held captive as a gladiator and nicknamed Karas Raikas. Minis begins to learn how decent people behave . . . and the [more . . .]

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By Wayne Borean, member

Jul 11, 2013: Fascinating take of a spoiled nobile child, who grows to manhood in an unexpected journey.

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