Winter’s Orbit Readalong: Week Two

I’ve been continuing my participation in the readalong for Winter’s Orbit this week, and enjoying it.

Here are my thoughts for chapters six through fifteen. There are some SPOILERS so be aware if you continue reading!

Thank you to Imyril for this week’s questions!

Now we have a better grasp of the political and diplomatic context, where do your sympathies lie? Any thoughts on Gairad or the Thean ‘intervention’ at the embassy do?

I actually really like Gairad. I think she says it how it is, and I admire her for that. However, I’m unsure if she is involved in more sinister things.


Having got to know Jainan – and Taam – better, how successful do you think his first marriage was? What do you make of his chances at happiness with Kiem?

I don’t think Jainan’s first marriage was successful at all. From what I’ve read, I feel like Taam was the ‘leader’ and Jainan just went along with everything.

I think he has a better chance with Kiem. Kiem is considerate of Jainan’s feelings, and I can see Jainan coming out of his shell a bit more.


Any ideas why Jainan’s security access was flagged? What do you make of his response to it?

I think Taam did a lot that Jainan didn’t know, and I think that he screwed Jainan over. I feel like he was a pawn in Taam’s overall plans. His response shocked me. I think he should have been angrier.


Lunver is awfully keen not to share the textbook perfect crash data, and insists the issue with the Auditor is the speed of Kiem’s appointment. She wants him to step down and let someone else marry Jainan. Thoughts?

I think this is a bad idea. Kiem bends the rules. They need somebody who does that rather than go along with the government. There are lots of things wrong with the system, and I feel Kiem will change things for the better.


Who do you think is responsible for all these mysterious malfunctions? Who do you trust?

I don’t know yet, and I don’t know who to trust. Possibly Gairad…


Week two reading was great, can’t wait to start the next part of the book!

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One thought on “Winter’s Orbit Readalong: Week Two

  1. Glad you’re enjoying the read 🙂 I like Gairad a lot too, although I’m not sure i trust her (although I’m not sure if she’s a radical extremist or just friends with radicals and maybe being swept out of her depth. I definitely think she’s got some secrets / associations the government wouldn’t approve of though…)

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