Roads of Heaven

3 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

Five Twelfths of Heaven Summary

In a space-faring civilization where a single woman is increasingly disenfranchised, 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 Magi's power. Her dreams of having her own ship and of escape from the Hegemony's oppressions take on new direction and focus when she joins the crew of "The Sun-Treader".

©1985 Melissa Scott (P)2012 David Wilson
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  • Book 1

    • Five Twelfths of Heaven

    • Book One of the Roads of Heaven
    • By: Melissa Scott
    • Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    In a space-faring civilization where a single woman is increasingly disenfranchised, 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 Magi's power. Her dreams of having her own ship and of escape from the Hegemony's oppressions take on new direction and focus when she joins the crew of "The Sun-Treader".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Feminist high adventure in space

    • By M K D'israeli on 08-04-16

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 2

    • Silence in Solitude

    • The Roads of Heaven, Book 2
    • By: Melissa Scott
    • Narrated by: Pamela Lorence
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In Five-Twelfths of Heaven, Silence Leigh discovered that she was not only unusual as a female pilot. She was also an impossible thing: a female magus. Her unique abilities make her the only person capable of reaching Earth, humanity's original home, now sealed behind a mysterious barrier. But first she must learn to use her newfound talents.

    Regular price: £24.19

  • Book 3

    • The Empress of Earth

    • Book Three of the Roads of Heaven
    • By: Melissa Scott
    • Narrated by: Pamela Lorence
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Silence Leigh has finally wangled a deal with the Hegemony to use their gear to help them find the lost star roads to Earth. This comes at a price, though, as the credit for this will go to the leader of the Hegemony's family, so that one of his relatives can inherit his position, given that he has no children.

    Regular price: £19.59