Ancillary Sword

359 pages

English language

Published Oct. 7, 2014


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4 stars (4 reviews)

Ancillary Sword is a science fiction novel by the American writer Ann Leckie, published in October 2014. It is the second novel in Leckie's "Imperial Radch" space opera trilogy, which began with Ancillary Justice (2013) and ended with Ancillary Mercy (2015). The novel was generally well-received by critics, received the BSFA Award for Best Novel and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, and was nominated for the Nebula and Hugo awards.

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3 stars

Well, Ancillary Justice was no fluke; Ancillary Sword is as gripping and intriguing as its predecessor and (assuming you've read the first volume) not initially confusing, either. As I recall this is more focused on intrigue than Justice, though it does have its moments of action, including an exciting (if somewhat predictable and slightly preposterously timed series of events) denouement.