Boswell Book Company presents an event with Everina Maxwell, author of Ocean's Echo. In conversation with Rachel Copeland and Oli Schmitz of Boswell.
Socialite flirt and walking disaster Tennalhin Halkana can read minds. Conscripted into the military under dubious circumstances, Tennal is placed into the care of Lieutenant Surit Yeni, a duty-bound soldier. Whereas Tennal can read minds, Surit can influence them. But Surit refuses to go through with illegal orders to control unconsenting Tennal’s mind. So they fake a bond and plan Tennal's escape. When war begins, Tennal and Surit can no longer abandon their world, and the only way to avoid life under full military control is to complete the very sync they've been faking. Can two unwilling weapons of war bring about peace?
Rachel and Oli love Ocean's Echo! Rachel says "Maxwell deepens the worldbuilding established in Winter's Orbit with a focus on the mysterious alien remnants that seem to have endless horrifying possibilities. I don't know how it's possible in a story that engages in difficult topics such as coercion and mental health issues, but Ocean's Echo left me with a distinctly warm feeling. Can one feel hugged by a space opera? Asking for a friend. " And Oli says "Surit and Tennal's distinct character voices will reach for your heart, and the story will hold it. This is my favorite book of 2022!"
Everina Maxwell is the author of Winter's Orbit. She lives and works in Yorkshire, where she collects books and kills houseplants.
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