Cover Reveal: Aliette de Bodard’s The Red Scholar’s Wake

Today, I’m excited to share with you guys the stunning hardback cover reveal of The Red Scholar’s Wake by the lovely Aliette de Bodard which is due to release on the 24th November, 2022.

The Red Scholar’s Wake is the much-anticipated new release by Ailette de Bodard and not only is the cover absolutely stunning but the premise of this book sounds amazing. The Red Scholar’s Wake is a space opera that also has a beautiful LGBTQ+ romance weaved throughout the story that is packed with lots of action and my personal favourite buzzword, Pirates!

So if your intrigued by this action-packed, pirate filled space opera LGBTQ+ romance then definitely check out the synopsis below:

“Xích Si: bot maker, data analyst, mother, scavenger. But those days are over now-her ship has just been captured by the Red Banner pirate fleet, famous for their double-dealing and cruelty. Xích Si expects to be tortured to death-only for the pirates’ enigmatic leader, Rice Fish, to arrive with a different and shocking proposition: an arranged marriage between Xích Si and herself.

Rice Fish: sentient ship, leader of the infamous Red Banner pirate fleet, wife of the Red Scholar. Or at least, she was the latter before her wife died under suspicious circumstances. Now isolated and alone, Rice Fish wants Xích Si’s help to find out who struck against them and why. Marrying Xích Si means Rice Fish can offer Xích Si protection, in exchange for Xích Si’s technical fluency: a business arrangement with nothing more to it.

But as the investigation goes on, Rice Fish and Xích Si find themselves falling for each other. As the interstellar war against piracy intensifies and the five fleets start fighting each other, they will have to make a stand-and to decide what kind of future they have together…”

So if this beautiful book has peeked your interest I have included a few bookshop links where you can pre-order the book if you like (Disclaimer: these links are not affiliate links):

Blackwells: The Red Scholar’s Wake Pre-Order Link

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Book Depository: The Red Scholar’s Wake Pre-Order Link


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