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Immortal Longings

By Chloe Gong
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Publisher Description


#1 New York Times bestselling author Chloe Gong’s adult epic fantasy debut.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, Immortal Longings is a fiery collision of power plays, spilled blood, and romance amidst a set of deadly games.

Every year, thousands in the kingdom of Talin will flock to its capital twin cities, San-Er, where the palace hosts a set of games. For those confident enough in their ability to jump between bodies, competitors across San-Er fight to the death to win unimaginable riches.

Princess Calla Tuoleimi lurks in hiding. Five years ago, a massacre killed her parents and left the palace of Er empty…and she was the one who did it. Before King Kasa’s forces in San can catch her, she plans to finish the job and bring down the monarchy. Her reclusive uncle always greets the victor of the games, so if she wins, she gets her opportunity at last to kill him.

Enter Anton Makusa, an exiled aristocrat. His childhood love has lain in a coma since they were both ousted from the palace, and he’s deep in debt trying to keep her alive. Thankfully, he’s one of the best jumpers in the kingdom, flitting from body to body at will. His last chance at saving her is entering the games and winning.

Calla finds both an unexpected alliance with Anton and help from King Kasa’s adopted son, August, who wants to mend Talin’s ills. But the three of them have very different goals, even as Calla and Anton’s partnership spirals into something all-consuming. Before the games close, Calla must decide what she’s playing for—her lover or her kingdom.

61 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“This book easily landed in my 5 star reads of the year. I wasn’t expecting much from it when I picked it up and started but it grew on me and I just couldn’t put it down. And that ending? Had me internally screaming and waving the book around.”
Reviewed in:Romantasy forever
Multi-layered charactersDescriptive writingAddictiveFast-pacedSuspensefulDark settingImmersive settingDarkViolence
Thumbs Up“Overall I enjoyed this book and will be continuing with the series. I did find some of the world building to be a bit repetitive at times. And that ending 👀”
Descriptive writingDark setting
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Chloe Gong has quickly become one of my favorite authors, and this book has solidified that! this was her adult debut, and it did not disappoint. the world was so interesting and immersive, and i was able to really lose myself in the lore and the way the society functions. the competition aspect was so interesting, and THE ROMANCE 🤭🤭🤭i love a good enemies to lovers arc, and this book was just that!! anton and calla 🥵🫢🫢🫢YALL LEMME TELL YOU THEY HAD ME: 🫢🤭😵‍💫”
Multi-layered charactersDescriptive writingAddictiveSuspensefulImmersive settingThought-provoking
Thinking Face“This book took me on a ride. It was slow at first but that's expected when a fantasy needs to build the world and magic system. I really enjoyed this book, it stressed me out and made me scream.”
Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingAddictiveSuspensefulDark settingDarkThought-provokingViolence
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“The way that Chloe adapted the story of Cleopatra and Marc Antony is mind blowing. The magic system itself is so cool, and the way it interacted with the tale of Cleopatra and Antony is ingenious. I love the story and the world and the romance. I even love the “villain”. I had an idea of where things would go just because of my familiarity with history and what it’s based off, but it still is a fresh and creative story. I was hoping for a certain twist at the end and I was not disappointed. 👀”
Reviewed in:Romantasy forever
Believable charactersLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersFast-pacedSuspensefulTwistyDarkHeartbreakingRomanticThought-provoking

About Chloe Gong

Chloe Gong is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Secret Shanghai novels, as well as the Flesh and False Gods trilogy. Her books have been published in over twenty countries and have been featured in The New York TimesPeopleForbes, and more. She is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she double majored in English and international relations. Born in Shanghai and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Chloe is now located in New York City, pretending to be a real adult.

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