Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Last of Her Name’ by Jessica Khoury

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick re-imagines the life of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia … in space: Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury!

Khoury’s upcoming novel follows the lost Princess Anya, who unbeknownst to her former subjects was not murdered a long time ago during a rebellion in a galaxy far, far away.

Think science fiction Anastasia, but with less singing.

Last of Her Name will hit shelves everywhere on February 26, 2019. Plenty of time to work on your grabby hands.

Sixteen years ago, rebellion swept the galaxy known as the Belt of Jewels.

Every member of the Leonov royal family was murdered–down to their youngest child, Princess Anya–making way for the Union government to seize power.

But Stacia doesn’t think much about politics. She spends her days half-wild, rambling her father’s vineyard with her friends, Clio and Pol. That all changes when a Union ship appears burning through the sky, bearing the leader of the Union, the Direktor Eminent himself, who declares that Stacia’s sleepy village is a den of empire loyalists. Even more shocking, the Direktor claims that Princess Anya Leonova is alive–and Stacia is the lost princess

As their home explodes into chaos, Pol smuggles Stacia to a hidden escape ship, leaving Clio in the hands of the Union. With everything she knows threading away into stars, Stacia sets her heart on a single mission:

She will find and rescue Clio, even with the whole galaxy on her trail.

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