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They each also have internal conflicts and complicated relationships with family that take centre-stage—Tennal with his aunt and his inability to feel settled in his skin, and Surit with his mother’s legacy and his role within the military.

Recommended for teens who enjoy exciting romantic adventures with some soft science fiction elements, especially those looking for LGBTQ representation. I was aware that Ocean’s Echo would be far more plot driven than Winter’s Orbit, though I’d also been told to still expect a romantic subplot. Whenever I grew bored of the plot, I was completely absorbed in Tennal and Surit’s subtle bonding and scheming.My favorite thing about Maxwell’s writing is the way she manages to balance small-scale focus on the developing relationship between the two main characters and more large-scale focus on a societal conflict that has been plaguing their world for decades. Characters are well defined, within each scene, and sympathetic enough, from scene to scene (even if the big picture of their interactions and motivations fails for me). Moreover, these elements proved a grounding influence on the more abstract revelations that the readers receive about architects and readers, how space works, and the world’s larger power struggle.

The talent is rare and considered unseemly at best and a threat at worst - leading most readers to hide their powers or get press-ganged into military service. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Now this is confusing, Tennal would have been born around the time his genparent was going through experiments, how come he inherited the alien relic caused telepathy?This is supposed to be a blend of sf and queer romance, and I am very OK with any proportion of one to the other: I do read and love sf, I do read and love romance, so I can be very forgiving for something being bad sf if it is a good romance and vice-versa. It was dimly lit by colored glows under tables and light filaments like sprays of vivid flowers in the corners. He didn’t have any motivations beyond annoying everyone around him and screwing things up in interesting and intentional ways. Perhaps it’s clear from this paragraph what my first point is going to be about, and that’s the worldbuilding.

I wish we would have had another chapter or an epilogue for a bit more Tennal and Surit, but I really enjoyed it overall.

If you are the publisher or author and feel that they do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available, send us a message with the mainstream reviews that you would like to see added. First of all, don’t read this book because you want to read a romance with a lot of yearning and longing. Come for the worldbuilding, space politics, and a twisting turning mystery, and stay because you love the main characters so much.

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