Book Review: A Broken Winter

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 plans. Seven-year-old Keita Kaneko, the son of a former lover, is captured by the emperor’s special forces. Auryn secretly intervenes and spares Keita from execution.
Keita changes everything. Instead of feeling helpless and oppressed by a self-proclaimed living god, Auryn works to expose the emperor as a fraud. But he knows exactly will happen if he’s discovered, and the extent of Emperor Haken’s lies is worse than anticipated. If Auryn expects anyone to believe the truth, he’s going to need proof. And a lot of help.

I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Okay.. So when does book two come out? I cannot wait to get my hands on it! I wouldn’t even call this a book, it is more like an experience. This book had such an amazing storyline and a great set of compelling and complex characters. I just could not put it down. 

I felt this was written in the perfect way for a follow up novel. It left me with tons of questions and I was instantly ready to read the next book. I love how LGBTQ friendly these books are. I really loved how multidimensional the characters were. They didn’t fall flat at all and just had soooo much depth. 

The author has created such an interesting universe. The story itself is full of intrigue and suspense. The interactions between the character felt so natural and fluid. I genuinely love this authors writing style. 

Thank you so much to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for allowing me to review this title.
Cover art and synopsis taken from NetGalley.