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A Broken Winter

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
General Auryn Tyrus is tired of serving an emperor who turns political dissidents into expensive steak and claims to have swallowed Ankari’s sun. He is fed up with pretending not to know Emperor Haken is buying biological weapons and collecting taxes for a war that doesn’t exist. Auryn's role in the entire mirage leads him to drastic choices, but unexpected news halts his ...more
Published November 25th 2019 by NineStar Press (first published April 21st 2019)
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Joyfully Jay
Nov 25, 2019 rated it liked it
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3.5 stars

A Broken Winter began as a webcomic back in 2009, though I didn’t find it, myself, until around 2015. It didn’t take me long to binge what there was of the comic and I kept up with it for many months until a computer crash took out all my bookmarks. When I realized this book was the same comic, I knew I wanted to read it. While the art in the comic and the writing hinted at complex world building, a comic can only give you so much. The book gives so much more.

Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first foray into a sci-fi book in a while, but I was taken by surprise on how in depth the world building was and how detailed the characters in the world came to be. This is my first book by Kale Night and despite some intense subject matter, mainly what happened to Keita, a young boy in the story that brings Auryn, a general working under an emperor who is evil, and his former lover and Keita's father, Kaneko, together. I enjoyed getting to know the world and the characters in it. ...more
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an early copy from the publishers via NetGalley, and I extend my gratitude for that - however this does not influence my opinion.

The book could be classified as science fiction with strong undertones of fantasy, featuring some magics and potions.

The plot revolves mainly around general Auryn Tyrus and his former lover Kaneko whose son, Keita, Auryn rescues, and it is brilliant with ups and downs of raising a child who bears a resemblance to someone assumed lost, and the struggles of
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really interesting world to experience. I had so many questions when I finished reading that can only be answered (hopefully!) by the next book in the series. There's a lot of factors to consider with all of the characters, and there's a lot to consider. I will say the POV jumping got really confusing for me. I wasn't always sure who people were or why I should care about them. The connections were sort of made eventually, but I would definitely have liked to have more clues as to who ...more
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I read an early version and I'm a HUGE fan of the webcomic that goes with it. Cannot WAIT to have this in my hands!

If you like really dark SF that's super queer, this is soooo good.

Will update once I get the finished copy! :D
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