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  • ISBN: 9780316391399
  • ISBN: 0316391395
  • Physical Description: 518 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2022.

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"Princess Altagracia has lost everything. After a bloody civil war, her twin sister has claimed not just the crown of their planet Szayet but the Pearl of its prophecy, a computer that contains the immortal soul of Szayet's god. Stripped of her birthright, Gracia flees the planet-just as Matheus Ceirran, Commander of the interstellar Empire of Ceiao, arrives in deadly pursuit with his volatile lieutenant, Anita. When Gracia and Ceirran's paths collide, Gracia sees an opportunity to win back her planet, her god, and her throne...if she can win the Commander and his right-hand officer over first. But talking her way into Ceirran's good graces, and his bed, is only the beginning. Dealing with the most powerful man in the galaxy is almost as dangerous as war, and Gracia is quickly torn between an alliance that fast becomes more than political and the wishes of the god-or machine-that whispers in her ear. For Szayet's sake, and her own, Gracia 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-even if it breaks an empire"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 October #2
    There is a civil war in the Ceian Empire; there is a battle over succession in a small client state, Szayet. The capitol of Szayet is Alectelo, named for a king who conquered planets in the name of glory, and who died of a fever in the city named for him; his soul still rules from the Pearl of the Dead worn by the Oracle. Altagracia, called Patramata, is determined to take the Pearl from her sister, even if it requires working with the commander of the Ceian army. Gracia is an unreliable narrator, admitting that she is lying as she tells the story—and saving the truth for the most dramatic moment—but she is also undeniably fun to read. Commander Cierran's narrative is less unreliable and allows for details of the workings of the empire to be unobtrusively woven into the tale. The outline of the story will be familiar—it is built on the lines of the saga of Cleopatra, Caesar, and Mark Antony, reworked into an ambitious space opera that successfully takes plenty of liberties with the source material. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

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

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

Subject: Space warfare > Fiction.
Life on other planets > Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Space operas (Fiction)
Space operas (Fiction)
Fantasy fiction.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera.

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