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"Non-stop action! Space battles! Intrigue! This is the kind of space opera that I love best - but Elliott does it even better." (New York Times best-selling author Ann Leckie)

New York Times best-selling author Kate Elliott brings us a thrilling new science fiction adventure set in a rich universe full of political intrigue with Unconquerable Sun.

Gender-Spun Alexander the Great on an Interstellar Scale 

Princess Sun has finally come of age. 

Growing up in the shadow of her mother, Eirene, has been no easy task. The legendary queen-marshal did what everyone thought impossible: expel the invaders and build Chaonia into a magnificent republic, one to be respected - and feared. 

But the cutthroat ambassador corps and conniving noble houses have never ceased to scheme - and they have plans that need Sun to be removed as heir, or better yet, dead. 

To survive, the princess must rely on her wits and companions: her biggest rival, her secret lover, and a dangerous prisoner of war. 

Take the brilliance and cunning courage of Princess Leia - add in a dazzling futuristic setting where pop culture and propaganda are one and the same - and hold on tight: This is the space opera you’ve been waiting for. 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Guide to the 100 Best Books of the Year - 2020

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books 

©2020 Kate Elliott (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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A Great Elliot Read Beautifully Read

Kate Elliott is an always-buy author for me and this standalone didn't disappoint. The narration really makes the audiobook version a must have. Truly excellent.

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Compelling story!

I enjoyed this book greatly. The 2 main protagonists are female and kick ass. The world building was interesting and the tech was too. Can't wait to read more.

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A Wild Ride

Kate Elliot never fails to entertain. Her new series is a excellent blend of military and political sci-fi.
The characters are for the most part well-developed, and I expect that we'll see more going forward.
There are a host of Easter eggs and nods for both history buffs and pop culture fans. I was smiling ear to ear through the whole listen, aside from the occasional emotional gut punch. Really looking forward to the next volume.
(And as an aside, was really nice to have proper pronunciations for the Chinese names from the VA.)

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A generous three stars

I am so disappointed. I read so many good things about this book, and in the end I barely made it through. The YA story is probably pretty good, but the narrator's horrible accents, mispronunciations, and truly bad, cartoon-like voices literally hurt my brain. Luckily her normal voice is nice, so there were enough breaks between the farcical chapters for me to regain my strength and move forward.

I'm giving it a three because I think the author did some pretty cool things, though the story is also not perfect and some of the characters fall flat.

Recommended to read in print.

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A Pleasant Experience

This is an excellent story with interesting characters. I could see it as either a standalone or the beginning of a series. The culture and tech are interesting; and while this is no kind of hard SF, the 'left behind technology' trope is deployed sparingly, while relativity is used to great effect.

My biggest disappointment in this production is that M Naudus did not take a credit at the end of the performance, because it was *excellent*. Multiple voices of multiple genders, plus seamless pronunciation of tonal languages.

This was well worth my time.