Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.
While the Iskat Empire has long dominated the system through treaties and political alliances, several planets, including Thea, have begun to chafe under Iskat’s rule. When tragedy befalls Imperial Prince Taam, his Thean widower, Jainan, is rushed into an arranged marriage with Taam’s cousin, the disreputable Kiem, in a bid to keep the rising hostilities between the two worlds under control.
But when it comes to light that Prince Taam’s death may not have been an accident, and that Jainan himself may be a suspect, the unlikely pair must overcome their misgivings and learn to trust one another as they navigate the perils of the Iskat court, try to solve a murder, and prevent an interplanetary war… all while dealing with their growing feelings for each other.
Why I Can’t Wait:
The main reason I want to read this is because of the comparisons to Red, White and Royal Blue which is my ultimate comfort read. It’s also described as a queer space adventure and I’m hoping it’s fast-paced and thrilling. Has anyone read a proof of this yet and can recommend it?
Release Date: 04 February 2021