The Lord of the Radch has given Breq command of the ship Mercy of Kalr and sent her to the only place she would have agreed to go -- to Athoek Station, where Lieutenant Awn's sister works in Horticulture.Athoek was annexed some six hundred years ago, and by now everyone is fully civilized. Or... show more
The Lord of the Radch has given Breq command of the ship Mercy of Kalr and sent her to the only place she would have agreed to go -- to Athoek Station, where Lieutenant Awn's sister works in Horticulture.Athoek was annexed some six hundred years ago, and by now everyone is fully civilized. Or should be -- but everything is not as tranquil as it appears. Old divisions are still troublesome, Athoek Station's AI is unhappy with the situation, and it looks like the alien Presger might have taken an interest in what's going on. With no guarantees that interest is benevolent.
Publish date: 2014-10
Pages no: 391
Edition language: English
Series: Imperial Radch (#2)
On the one hand, Ancillary Sword is a nicely constructed small-scale SF novel focusing on injustices on a single space station and the associated planet. On the other hand, the small scale is a let-down after the sweeping scope of the first volume in this series. While characters in Ancillary Sword ...
Breq, an Ancillary, is the last remnant of the Artificial Intelligence that was once "Justice of Toren", a star ship built for conquest, with direct control of thousands of conquered human who have been mind-wiped and turned into "Ancillaries". In the first book of the series "Ancillary Justice" w...
Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Ancillary Sword is the sequel to the multi-award-winning Ancillary Justice, as the cover of my copy helpfully points out. In it, Breq, the ancillary who was formerly the ship Justice of Toren but who is now newly-made Fleet Captain of her own ship, Mercy of Kalr, is sent to protect ...
But... but... I love this series. It is my new crack. Artificial intelligence, a full, political world, and characters that I absolutely adore. What more could a girl ask for? Breq continues to dig into the huge conspiracy: the Lord of the Radch has made Breq her 'cousin' by giving B...
I like Ancillary Sword even more than Ancillary Justice, the first novel in the series. And here is the odd thing about that: the story of Ancillary Sword hasn´t been like anything I would have expected. The story takes place immediately after the events of Ancillary Justice. Civil war is raging t...