Ancillary Sword

{4.5/5} “The poet had been executed fifteen hundred years ago — her version of the event had cast Anaander as the villain and ended with the promise that the dead Nakaaia would return to revenge herself. It had been almost utterly forgotten inside Radch space, because singing it, possibly even knowing it existed, could easily cost a citizen a thorough reeducation.”

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie, published in 2014

Breq is now Fleet Captain, and takes her ship Mercy of Kalr to the Athoek System. She has orders to make the system safe and secure. She has different ideas about how to do that than the people in charge. People haven’t heard anything from Omaugh in a month and rumours are flying — then Breq comes with news that the Lord of the Radch has split into 2 factions.

This is the sequel to Ancillary Justice, and continues from where it left off.

It’s about the very complex notion of justice, and the last part has a bit of an Ursula K. Le Guin feel to it.

Here’s a good proverb: “Water will wear away stone, but it won’t cook supper.”

This is the 2nd book by Leckie I’ve read.

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