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The Stars Undying

By Emery Robin
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Publisher Description

A "dazzling" tale of empire and betrayal set among the stars (#1 New York Times bestselling author Casey McQuiston), this queer, spectacular space opera draws inspiration from Roman and Egyptian empires—and the lives and loves of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar.

Princess Altagracia has lost everything. After a bloody civil war, her twin sister has claimed both the crown of their planet, Szayet, and the Pearl of its prophecy: a computer that contains the immortal soul of Szayet’s god.

So when the interstellar Empire of Ceiao turns its conquering eye toward Szayet, Gracia sees an opportunity. To regain her planet, Gracia places herself in the hands of the empire and its dangerous commander, Matheus Ceirran.

But winning over Matheus, to say nothing of his mercurial and compelling captain Anita, is no easy feat. And in trying to secure her planet’s sovereignty and future, Gracia will find herself torn between Matheus’s ambitions, Anita’s unpredictable desires, and the demands of the Pearl that whispers in her ear.

For Szayet’s sake and her own, she will need to become more than a princess with a silver tongue. She will have to become a queen as history has never seen before.

"A glittering triumph of a book that weaves together history and tragedy into a star-spanning epic." —Everina Maxwell, author of Winter’s Orbit

13 Reviews

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Believable charactersMorally ambiguousMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAddictivePolitical
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Morally ambiguousMulti-layered charactersLyricalComplexTragicFuturisticPoliticalSeriousDense writing
“Dnf at 50% So, this wasn't for me. If you're looking for something complex, well-thought-out that requires paying very close attention and thinking, rather than excitement and action, this might be your cup of tea. I don't like dnf'ing books. I just did not see any point in continuing it. I don't care about a single character. There's a lot of jumping back and forth between characters at the beginning. I only started processing what was going on about 20 percent in. Out of everything, the most interesting part to me was the worldbuilding, which wasn't really explained. If I'd describe my experience reading this in one word, it would be boring. I don't think I've ever felt this indifferent about a book. It is nicely written and complex, It just didn't draw me in. Arc provided by publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”
“Dnf. Idk just found it boring”

About Emery Robin

Emery Robin is a paralegal, recovering Californian, and sometime student of propaganda and art history living in New York City. 

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