Ancillary Sword by Ann LeckieAncillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Sword

byAnn Leckie

Paperback | October 7, 2014

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The sequel toAncillary Justice,the only novel to ever win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards and the second book in Ann Leckie'sNew York Timesbestselling series.
Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she has only a single body and serves the emperor.
With a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered to go to the only place in the galaxy she would agree to go: to Athoek Station to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew - a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.

In the Ancillary world:1.Ancillary Justice2.Ancillary Sword3.Ancillary Mercy
Ann Leckie has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, a lunch lady, and a recording engineer. The author of many published short stories, and former secretary of the Science Fiction Writers of America, she lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, children, and cats.
Title:Ancillary SwordFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.12 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316246654

ISBN - 13:9780316246651

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not my cup of tea (pun intended) Hated book 1. Saw a glimmer of hope in book 2. Book 3 - OMG give me back my brain cells. I don't know, I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to like this book. But I just cannot connect with the characters. I was thrown off by the he/she storytelling fiasco. There was an utter lack of world building. And there was a whole chunk of tedious details that was utterly unnecessary - tea, tea leaves, tea sets, pouring tea, more tea. I get it, TEA IS FREAKING IMPORTANT IN THIS UNIVERSE!! Do yourself a favour and skip this series. Unless you really love tea.
Date published: 2018-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Sequel If you enjoyed Ancillary Justice, you will like this one too - it basically picks up where the previous volume left off. After I got used to the no-gender language thing, which I think happened about halfway through the first book, I was able to pay more attention to the more interesting exploration of personality and identity, human and AI, which gets 'fleshed out' better in this volume (in my opinion). Really enjoyable book!
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best s/f reads This series has so much going for it - strong characters, compelling plot, humour, and more thought-provoking ideas than you can shake a stick at! It's been almost a year since I finished the series, and I still can't get it out of my head.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sequel This is a great sequel to Ancillary Justice. There's a great mix of action, humour, and drama. It raises just enough questions that you'll be dying to read the last installment in the trilogy.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Trilogy As I read through this second book, I couldn't help but be reminded of Frank Herbert's books, especially Dune, not in the style, but in the scope and narrative. The action is in the speech and actions of the characters, not in explosions. Amazing book!
Date published: 2017-05-24

Editorial Reviews

"If you don't know the Ancillary series by now, you probably should. Ann Leckie's sociopolitical space opera almost singlehandedly breathed new cool into the stereotype of spaceships trundling through far-off systems amid laser battles. ... [Ancillary Mercy] earns the credit it's received: As a capstone to a series that shook genre expectations, as our closing installment of an immersively realized world, and as the poignant story of a ship that learned to sing."-NPR Books on Ancillary Mercy