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Queen's Triumph, Jessie Mihalik 27 May 2024

2020 SF/romance novella, last of its trilogy. Queen Samara and Emperor Valentin go to a neutral space station for a meeting with the military commander who's been trying to kill them both. Everyone knows it's a trap…

…but what it comes down to is who can trap better, which includes managing the station's boss and keeping them amused. Also there's lots of shagging like bunnies of course; I mean, this is the third volume.

I'm not surprised, but am pleased, to see that neither of our heroes ends up giving up rulership in order to be with the other. Yeah, maybe one day, but for now they both have serious jobs to do, and they're going to make that work with a lot of commuting.

As before this is the "good bits" highlights of what could have been a longer book, and perhaps there isn't quite the emotional weight that one could have built up with a novel trilogy. This isn't great SF for the ages, but I still found it highly enjoyable.

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