The dystopian world of Line and Orbit made me think of Sheri Tepper and Ian M. Banks, two authors I adored way back in my sci-fi phase. World building so amazingly rich and complex and real I still have very vivid images in my mind 20-odd years later.
In this story I was totally captivated by the immense, floating Bideshi ships and their gypsy-like inhabitants. Lyrical and lush writing, the awesome world building with powerful themes, the slow burn romance between Adam and Lochlan as well as a large but well drawn cast of supporting characters adds up to one helluva story.
Highly, highly recommended.