The Roads of Heaven Author:Melissa Scott Three books (Five-Twelfths of Heaven, Silence in Solitude, The Empress of Earth) put together to tell the story of a female starship pilot named Silence. Early on Silence is saved from a bad situation by a mysterious older man, a captain with a questionable past, who asks her for a favor. He wants her to enter into a three-way marriage of convie... more »nience with him and another man, his engineer.
In this universe starship travel is possible by making use of a type of science known as High Art. High Art is the work of Magi, the gifted and powerful wizards who can use their minds to do amazing and terrible things. Harmonics and symbolism play a large part in the High Art and it's very intersting learning the details which are meticulously explained throughout the book.« less