Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – Unconquerable Sun – Book 1 of The Sun Chronicles by Kate Elliott – release date 1st October, 2020
#science fiction #space opera #gender-swapped Alexander the Great retelling
BLURB: 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.
The great Kate Elliott writing space opera! AND retelling the amazing story of Alexander the Great, but set in space – with a heroine… *bouncing on my seat with excitement* AND I’ve been approved for a Netgalley arc!!
Annddd… I need to calm down a bit. Picking up a book with toooo much anticipation is a sure-fire way for massive disappointment. But – that will be something of a struggle regarding this one! Fingers crossed that it’s as awesome a read as I’m hoping for.
Ooh this sounds good! I read Kate Elliot years ago, her Spiritwalker trilogy, and loved it. This is going on my TBR. 🙂
Yes! I loved the Spiritwalker trilogy, too – and her Crown of Stars epic fantasy, which I think is shamefully underrated. So I’m really excited about this one!!!
I am a sucker for a good retelling. This sounds very interesting. Congrats on the Netgalley grab! I hope you love it when you read it!
Oh so do I! I LOVED her Crown of Stars series and the Spiritwalker trilogy.
I’m trying to start this soon too, Sarah. I will probably wait for your verdict before jumping in!
I was thrilled when I saw I’d been approved for this one, Tammy:)).
This sounds so good! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Thank you, Ashley – I hope that it lives up to my expectations. The reason I’m quite so excited is that I know she’s an excellent writer and I’ve loved her previous work:))
Great cover and I know lots of people enjoy this author. Hope you love it!
Thank you, Barb – I’m really, really looking forward to this one:))
I hope it lives up to the anticipation for you and that you love it when you get to read it! 🙂
Thank you, Hayley – I hope so, too!
Great pick – I agree, this one does sound awesome!
It really, really does! I just need to rein in my enthusiasm so it doesn’t end up being a disappointment…
Ohhhhh, a gender flipped Alexander the Great??? And if that wasn’t t
Enough — the mention of Leia made me squeal out loud! Great pick!
I know!!! It sounds MARVELLOUS, doesn’t it?
This sounds excellent. I’ll have to check this one out.
Thank you – I’m ridiculously excited about it!
Sounds wonderful, no wonder you’re bouncing up and down with excitement. Hope you love it.
Oh yes! I’d assumed that I’d been refused, so was really thrilled to be approved for this one:)))
It certainly sounds promising!
I know! I’ve read some wonderful books this year, so far – I hope this one will be another:)).