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The Stars Undying

By Emery Robin
The Stars Undying by Emery Robin digital book - Fable

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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
 

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34 Reviews

3.5
Slightly Smiling Face“This took me awhile to get into and the politics/ cast of characters was hard to keep up with at first but once I managed to get on top of things I really enjoyed it! (Part of me wants to reread it later to make up for that) I have a soft spot for this period in history and in the end it did not disappoint, I also enjoyed the writing style too. There were parts of the world building I thought were really clever and others I thought could be fleshed out a little more. I would also say I don’t recommend the book if a slow plot bothers you or you don’t like political maneuvering or conventional sparing because that’s alot of the book”
Multi-layered charactersOriginal writingThought-provoking
“DNF at like 98%. The Cleopatra premise drew me in, but I kept getting lost. I eventually gave up out of frustration.”
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“I truly do think about the Roman Empire daily and this book has only fueled that fire…. But in space.”
Multi-layered charactersSuspensefulImmersive setting

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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