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A Sunday Times Bestseller!A 2022 Alex Award Winner! “Sparks fly” (NPR) in Everina Maxwell’s gut-wrenching and romantic space opera debut.Prince Kiem, a famously disappointing minor royal and the Emperor's least favorite grandchild, has been called upon to be useful for once. He's commanded to fulfill an obligation of marriage to the representative of the Empire's newest and most rebellious vassal planet. His future husband, Count Jainan, is a widower and murder suspect. Neither wants to be wed, but with a conspiracy unfolding around them and the fate of the empire at stake they will have to navigate the thorns and barbs of court intrigue, the machinations of war, and the long shadows of Jainan's past, and they'll have to do it together. So begins a legendary love story amid the stars.Like Ancillary Justice meets Red, White and Royal Blue, Winter’s Orbit is perfect for fans of Lois McMaster Bujold. “High-pitched noises escaped me; I shouted, more than once, 'Now kiss!' ... in a world so relentlessly uncertain, there’s a powerfully simple pleasure in the experience of a promise kept.” —The New York Times Book ReviewAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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"8/10.. picked up with my mom when I was younger right when it released didn’t know it was BL till abt two years later where I got into reading and loved it. I would recommend to anyone who is comfortable in their life and knowing what they are made to do because this book changed my perspective and flipped it on its head."
"An actual perfect book. I feel warm and satisfied, and I already miss the characters so much. What a beautiful, stunning, well-crafted, sweet, tender story. 😭😭😭😭 A new favorite that I know I’ll return to again and again! I’m at a loss for words...I’m so happy…time to go skim through and read my favorite parts again 🥺 "
"It was a slow burn Sci-fi romance, and meant it. I really enjoyed the plot, the world building, the characters. Any book that gets me ranting and raving about it to a friend who has no idea what I'm talking about, is a good book in my opinion. This book made me feel feelings. I normally don't read romances, but oh boy this was good. I can't wait for the next book this author is coming out with, because I'm gonna ****** that one up as soon as it's out! "