Ancillary Sword

, #2

digital edition, 356 pages

English language

Published Dec. 18, 2016 by J'ai lu.

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4 stars (8 reviews)

Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she only has a single body and serves the emperor she swore to destroy. Given a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered to the only place in the galaxy she will agree to go: to Athoek station, to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew - a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.

The Imperial Radch trilogy begins with Ancillary Justice, continues in Ancillary Swordand concludes with Ancillary Mercy. Also available now: Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice. NPR calls it 'A fitting addition to the Ancillary world'.

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reviewed Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (Imperial Radch, #2)

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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.