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p>Sign up to the Little, Brown newsletter for news of upcoming publications, competitions and updates from our authors. so expectations were high for ocean’s echo, even though i knew putting that kind of pressure on it was a big risk. Tennal floated from one gambling meetup to another these days, always just interesting enough to be kept around, never involved enough to get in serious trouble. Also if no one else understood through my previous words and I need to clearly state it, I’ve found my self another all time favourite author.
Before I began reading this book, I happened to chance upon a certain Tumblr post from the author stating the following: “hit right in the solar plexus with the fact I accidentally wrote a 140k captain carrot/moist von lipwig fic. To discipline Tennal, his aunt forces him into the military and a mind-link with an architect, someone who can control minds. And even the self-destructiveness showed off how brilliant, creative, fast-thinking and fun he actually is. Even knowing that it was unfair and corrupt, even knowing that as a traitor’s son he would have challenges, Surit’s attitude toward joining the military felt off to me.the only reason this didn't get a higher rating is because i went in with the wrong expectations - i was hoping for more romance like in winter's orbit but the plot-to-romance ratio in ocean's echo was a lot more unbalanced than i was expecting.
The two of them really made the book for me - I liked them straight away and was rooting for them the whole way through. Fake soul-bounding is also like the levelled up fake-dating and I am so here for it, I need more books with this trope now.
Conscripted into the military under dubious circumstances, Tennal is placed into the care of Lieutenant Surit Yeni, a duty-bound soldier, principled leader, and the son of a notorious traitor general. Ocean's Echo is a stand-alone, romantic space adventure, set in the same universe as Everina Maxwell's hit debut, Winter's Orbit . I would also argue that in this novel the personal journeys of the two main characters—Tennal and Surit—were by themselves given more prominence than the romance between them.