Waiting on Wednesday – Fortuna by Kristyn Merbeth

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme that was originated at Breaking the Spine, now hosted at Wishful Endings. It’s a weekly feature that lets us share our excitement for books coming out soon.

I am a of Merbeth’s Wastelander novels (Bite and Raid) and know she can do rebellious, kick ass female characters well, so this one was on my radar anyway. But I have to admit, the space smugglers, corruption and everything else, it sounds amazing! Can’t wait to read it!

Fortuna by K.S. Merbeth
Also by this author: Bite
Published by Orbit on November 5, 2019
Pages: 448

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A rebellious young woman leads a family of smugglers who become unwittingly entangled in a galactic war in this first book of an action-packed space opera trilogy.There’s only one thing Scorpia Kaiser wants in the whole galaxy: to finally own Fortuna, the ship she pilots and the only home she’s ever known. But when it becomes clear her predecessor – the family matriarch – has been secretly dealing with various planetary governments, Scorpia realizes that her own family may be the reason the system’s five planets are headed toward a devastating war.Lies, manipulation, and profit are all she’s ever been taught, but as she ascends into her new position Scorpia finds she has the chance to change everything. Yet even as she takes on more responsibility for the family’s fate, fortune and influence, she is not at all sure she’s ready for it – nor that she has the support of her crew, particularly her brother and rival Corvus.To stop the war, she’ll have to unite her family and unravel the chaos they’ve left in their wake.

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