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Book Review: Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles, #1) by Kate Elliott

Book Review: Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles, #1) by Kate Elliott

ARC provided by the publishers—Tor Books & Head of Zeus—in exchange for an honest review.

Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: The Sun Chronicles (Book #1 of 3)

Genre: Sci-fi, Military Sci-fi, Space Opera

Pages: 528 pages (US hardback edition)

Published: 1st October 2020 by Head of Zeus (UK) & 7th July 2020 by Tor Books (US)


It’s quite outrageous that it took me this long to finally read Kate Elliott’s book for the very first time.

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Book Review: Stormblood (The Commons, #1) by Jeremy Szal

Book Review: Stormblood (The Commons, #1) by Jeremy Szal

ARC provided by the author and publisher—Gollancz—in exchange for an honest review.

Stormblood by Jeremy Szal

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: The Common (Book #1)

Genre: Sci-fi, Military sci-fi

Pages: 432 pages

Published: 4th June 2020 by Gollancz


Milestone achieved: This is my 400th review!

A captivating military sci-fi debut. Stormblood tells a splendid story about two brothers divided by war that is full of comradeship, actions, and conflict.

Here’s an ugly truth, I haven’t been reading a lot of sci-fi lately. I was able to read 115 books in 2019, and only eight of those books were sci-fi novels. For this year’s priority sci-fi TBR pile, I have only ten sci-fi books on my list; nine of them belong to the entirety of The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey, the other one is Stormblood, Jeremy Szal’s debut. I came to know about this book because the author—same as me—is a huge fan of Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown and Mass Effect video game franchise, and after reading this book, I can say that both inspirations are evident in his novel. I definitely would suggest anyone who’s a fan of either one of them, even better if both, to check this debut out.

“People compare overcoming addiction to climbing a mountain, but that assumes there’s a peak to climb towards. Stormtech was more like swimming in an endless, churning sea. You never truly beat it. You just found temporary ways not to drown.”

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