The Red Scholar's Wake is a fizzingly inventive space opera, quite unlike anything I've encountered before, and told with style, grace, and a big dose of heart. SF is lucky to have Aliette de Bodard
Confident, sexy, and touching - The Red Scholar's Wake gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "star-crossed lovers"!
The Red Scholar's Wake takes you on an exhilarating dive into space piracy with passion, politics, dazzling settings, and-even better-a profound core of love transcending hopelessness that rings throughout the story
De Bodard's novel, with its rich overlay of Vietnamese culture, is a sumptuous, romantic experience
Thrillingly exciting and achingly romantic, The Red Scholar's Wake is rich with political intrigue and piratical adventure. It took my breath away!
Intense, gripping, and beautifully-realized
A Xuya-verse f/f romance about lesbian space pirates and it's SO GOOD One of the protagonists is a sentient space ship, and the descriptions of her are absolutely swoon-worthy
An epic tale of piracy and romance in the void of space. A new book from Aliette de Bodard is always a treasure
So romantic I may simply perish
Space pirates, a marriage of convenience, and a world that feels really fresh-you don't want to miss this one!
A gripping science fiction adventure, full of cool science-fictional ideas, plot twists, and high stakes . . . Most importantly, this story has heart, with characters you really care about
A "read-in-one-sitting" novel with a beautifully-realized setting amid a complex examination of power and consequences, all intertwined with an intense and gripping romance.