Unconquerable Sun

The Sun Chronicles #1

Kate Elliott

fiction fantasy science fiction
adventurous fast-paced

missing page info | first published 2020


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.

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adventurous 100%
tense 28%
funny 17%
mysterious 17%
emotional 14%
hopeful 10%
challenging 7%
lighthearted 7%
reflective 7%
dark 3%
informative 3%


medium 55%
fast 44%

Strong character development?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

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