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Ancillary Sword
Ancillary Sword | Ann Leckie
The sequel to Ancillary Justice, the only novel to ever win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards and the second book in Ann Leckie's New York Times bestselling 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
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kgriffith
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Such great world-building! An excellent second installation in this series.
To the performance, while I love the narrator as an actress, her character voices tend toward the shrill and are very hard for me to tolerate, especially in the car or directly in my ears.

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kgriffith
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“Eggs are so inadequate, don‘t you think? I mean, they ought to be able to become *anything*, but instead you always get a chicken, or a duck, or whatever they‘re programmed to be. You never get anything interesting like, ”regret,‘ or, ‘The middle of the night last week.‘”
Translator Glick brings some delightful whimsy a la Phantom Tollbooth to this fascinating series that is largely told from the POV of, and about, somewhat mechanical characters.

suzisteffen Omg I love these books so much. 3d
rretzler Love this series - and Breq. 2d
rabbitprincess Translator Glick was my favourite character 😊 2d
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kgriffith
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I was updating my reading on LibraryThing and realized I hadn‘t continued this series (got wrapped up in school reading). Amending!

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Rudis
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I really enjoyed book two of the series, and the characters. I wasn‘t sure where the plot was going for a while but the characters made it worthwhile.

AthenaWins Awesome! That's next on my read list! 4mo
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Rudis
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#anewchapter #finale I don‘t think I‘m going to finish another book today, so my total for the month is 17, which I am quite happy with! Lots of amazing books this month.

Kaye Good job ! 4mo
JennyM Well done! 4mo
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AiBBot
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Wow. If you want to read a book where AI does not possess freewill, do not read this book. If you want to read about an 2000 year old AI who agrees to be sent on a mission by a fragmented ruler to champion equality in order to protect society from the horror that unrestrained privilege produces, read this amazing book. I also want to buy a new tea set, listen to more music and read poetry.

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ProfessorEmily
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❤️❤️❤️REREADING❤️❤️❤️

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AMVP
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Ends with a perfect hook into the final installment without feeling like a cliffhanger (looking at you, Shades of Magic) and contains some splendidly transcendent sequences alongside traditional space-adventure antics. Mercy certainly has a lot to live up to.

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rabbitprincess
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I enjoyed being immersed in this richly detailed world. It was a bit easier to get into than the first book, Ancillary Justice, probably because I had read the first book 😉 Looking forward to the third book!

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AMVP
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The "Imperial Radch" series is one of those reads that can feel like a slog of you're not in the head-space to just give yourself over to it. If you can manage that, then you'll get into these lovely grooves where you'll snap to and realize the story had shifted genres a half dozen times without you noticing.

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AMVP
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#augustisatrip #day1 - #tbrstack

This is getting ridiculous. Sure, June was pretty busy, but my inability to finish any of these titles in the past month is indefensible. If I don't get my act together this month, my annual reading goal is as good as gone.

CouronneDhiver No pressure... sometimes that takes the fun out of it. ☘️ 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The struggle is real! 🤦🏼‍♀️ 9mo
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Lizpixie
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This book was fantastic! The 2nd book in the Ancillary series picks up right where Ancillary Justice ended. After thwarting the attack on Omaugh Station by the rebel faction, Breq is given command of a Mercy ship by the same person who took everything away from her years ago. Wary & distrustful,she takes the assignment to Athoek Station but is thrown into the middle of a brewing civil war. If you like sci-fi, definitely try this series.🚀

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I have the first one - bumping up! 10mo
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Lizpixie
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Ok. Tonight‘s insomniac plan of attack is: finish this incredible sci-fi novel, the 2nd in the Ancillary series, then it‘s a tossup whether to move straight on to the 3rd & final book in the series or choose a book from the towers of #MountTBR stacked on my library floor. #DecisionsDecisions🤔

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Lizpixie
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Still wanting SciFi so I‘m picking up the sequel to Ancillary Justice,a book I read & loved last year. I‘ve had both sequels sitting on my #MountTBR since then but I‘ve got to be in the mood for SciFi to read it. In this book,Breq, who was the AI of a Justice starship with 1,000s of “Ancillary” bodies, (humans whose mind had been wiped & replaces with hers)is still after revenge on the Lord Of The Radch, is forced instead to work for them.

minkyb I have book 2 and 3 waiting for me too! 10mo
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DocLabyrinth
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It's always hard to judge the middle book of a trilogy but I loved this book as much (or possibly more than) the first one.

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Trismegistus
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God, this book is so good. Leckie's excellent worldbuilding continues, and I love, love, love that Ancillary Sword is an actual sequel, rather than an unimaginative repackaging of its predecessor. Instead, we get new settings! New complications! A new plot that builds on the previous one. And so much character development, all of it spot on. There's so much to enjoy here; like Ancillary Justice, this is a definite recommendation.

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SW-T
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Excellent follow up to Ancillary Justice! Breq is now one of my favorite fictional characters. Excited about book three (Ancillary Mercy) and totally in love with Leckie‘s Radch universe. #bookcrush #booklove

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SW-T
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It just keeps getting better!

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SW-T
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Had set this aside for a bit, but back to it!

#sequel #bookcrush #bookcrushworthy

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AMVP
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#catchingup on #riotgrams #day6 - #duologies #trilogies and more

Finally starting the next book in this series. Have forgotten a lot of context since reading the first one 2 years ago, but am picking it back up as I go along.

GatheringBooks i‘ve read so many great things about this series 11mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Big month for reading—41 books total. Heavy on comics &, as always, SciFi & fantasy. Ancillary Sword was my fav—Breq! For other reasons too but I ❤️ this character. Ancillary Mercy was a great end, Perdido Street Station a fantastically weird read, The One-Eyed Man a SciFi thriller, Fence...because FENCING, A Treacherous Curse ‘cause ❤️Veronica Speedwell, beautiful The Language of Thorns, powerful Ghost Boys & Drowned City. Bonus—Deadly Class.

TrishB Great stats 👍🏻 12mo
Mitch I‘ve been drawn to the Anne Leckie series - but it‘s so far out of my comfort zone I‘m shied away. You may well convince me to give it a try! 12mo
TracyReadsBooks @Mitch I can‘t recommend it enough. Leckie is a marvelous writer & The Imperial Radch Trilogy is wonderful storytelling. I admit I really had to focus while reading the first few chapters of Ancillary Justice until I figured everything out (and it all made sense) but once I did, wow! And I think the second & third books are even better! Compelling characters, great plotting, & fascinating ideas about AI & the future. I‘m a big fan. 12mo
Mitch I‘ve just finished book 3 of the Liveship Trilogy, so need something just like you describe! Off to the store! ❤️@tracyreadsbooks 12mo
TracyReadsBooks @Mitch Ohh, I hope you enjoy it!!! 🚀🤖🚀 12mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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It‘s a rare thing when a sequel is as good as if not better than the first book in a series as is the case here—yes, I‘m saying it, I think Ancillary Sword is even better than Ancillary Justice. There‘s no learning curve, this is a world the reader is already familiar with, the plotting is outstanding and Breq continues to be a fascinating and compelling character. I can‘t wait to read Ancillary Mercy and see what happens next. Highly recommended!

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How cool would that be?

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TracyReadsBooks
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Finally, FINALLY it‘s warm enough to sit outside and read. Beautiful morning + Breq + Dark Matter coffee = Yes please and may I have another day like this one tomorrow!!! I hope everyone‘s day is off to a great start! ☀️☕️📚☀️

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TracyReadsBooks
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Trying to get Litsy to work is an adventure today! Hopefully all the hiccups are worked out soon. While that all happens, it‘s time to start another book. I have a friend who wants to finish the Imperial Radch Trilogy which means I need to read the tagged book and Ancillary Mercy yesterday!

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JanJan
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I‘ve had a pretty good reading and audiobook day off so far! #25in5

Andrew65 Thanks for taking part in the challenge, best of luck for the final few hours. 😊 13mo
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Vikkiha
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Ancillary Sword continued the themes of colonisation, slavery and cultural assimilation & appropriation which were introduced in Ancillary Justice. It introduces the concept of a race-based class structure within Radch society. So many parallels to our own world and a great story too.

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Snowy day reading 📖 ❄️ #AncillarySword #ImperialRadchTrilogy #AnnLeckie #YoureJustAsSaneAsIAm 💙💛
#BookNerd 📚💙

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Addison1
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Not quite as riveting and engaging as the first book. But still good. Did a lot of solid character building/introduction, and set things up for a rocking third book. The ending was pretty popping. Can‘t wait to read the next one!

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shahn77
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This book is excellent! The characters are interesting, the world is really well-drawn, and the story is great. I really want to dive right into book three but I have two library books that need to be read first.

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shahn77
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Taking a short break with a snuggly pup and a good book! #dogsoflitsy

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TracyReadsBooks
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It‘s 14 degrees outside, we are expecting three inches of snow (not a lot, I know, but excuse enough), the kids are visiting Grandma & Papa and I think we all know what that means—time to stay inside & curl up with another book. From WWII I‘m jumping ahead, way into the future of Leckie‘s fantastic space opera. Loved the first book (now one of my “trust me” recommendations) and excited to continue with the story.

Cinfhen Stay warm & safe 1y
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Decalino
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I loved this sequel to Ancillary Justice. The world building is so comprehensive and fascinating, and Breq is such a compelling and heart-breaking character. Luckily, I already have the third book, Ancillary Mercy, queued up and ready to read!

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AMVP
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#septembowie #day1 - #spaceoddity

September's looking to be the month of sequels for me. I'm making serious headway in The Story of a New Name, I just started The Stone Sky, and I got this and Ian Tregillis's The Liberation waiting in the wings.

Marchpane I keep hearing amazing things about this series! 2y
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ScientistSam
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Sequels can be hard to pull off, but this one is utterly fantastic! Painted on a somewhat smaller canvas than Ancillary Justice (although the political and social implications from the first book are not forgotten), this book takes a look at our protagonist in command on a Station and planet. Sci-fi at its finest. 5🚀s!

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bookwrm526
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Apparently, I like to read books whose titles contain objects that are #sharp! This collage shows a few of the more recent reads, and doesn't even include things that are SOMETIMES sharp, like vampires or cats! #ANDITSAUGUST

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Chittavrtti
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The further adventures or How to Behave When Vengeance Goes Awry and the Tyrant Makes You a Fleet Captain and a Member of the Family.

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Lizpixie
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Today's #BookMail was the other two books in the Ancillary series by Ann Leckie (Yay!) and Bk1 & Bk3 of A Darker Shade Of Magic trilogy (no idea where Bk2 is, hopefully not lost in transit!) I may have gone a bit shopping crazy lately, I have books coming from bookdepository.com booktopia.com.au amazon & angusandrobertsonbookworld, plus tea & candles from etsy, a book sleeve from our own @bookgogo and bookmarks from amazon. Oh, and my #foliofreaks

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AshOldfield
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Mehso-so

This book was all about politics, and lacked a lot of the action and suspense of Ancillary Justice. That being said, I still mostly enjoyed this book.

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Woolfwomyn
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My library loan ran out about halfway through, and I'm not interested enough to renew it. This story is much more political, and it's been too long since I read the first one for me to be invested.

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Woolfwomyn
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I'm almost halfway through, and my library loan ended. At the moment, I'm not feeling a drive to check it back out. Thoughts? Does it get better? I think too much time passed between reading the first one and starting this one, and I've lost the plot a bit. Consequently, I'm not all that into this one.

LauraBeth I haven't read it but based on your feelings - I'd say skip it! 😀 2y
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Dragon
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Finished the second book of the series. This book is about the political situation on a space station and a tea growing planet. I really like the main character Breq aka Justice of Toren but the story itself was not as interesting as the first book. I was still engaged and had a hard time putting the book down. Honestly I'm very tough on sequels and am often a bit disappointed .

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rabbitprincess
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Decided to buy the other two Ancillary books for when the right mood strikes. Went to my favourite local shop, Perfect Books.

Bookseller: Have you read the first one?
Me: Yes, I just finished it 😄
Bookseller: Whew! Because we just ran out of that one.

Dragon 👍starting book 2 Ancillary Sword very soon. 2y
rabbitprincess @Dragon I have several weighty series in progress so I won't be starting Sword for a while. Should be good when I do get to it though! Enjoy! 2y
Dragon Thanks @rabbitprincess 😀🐉 2y
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Dragon
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#impossible #lyricalapril it is impossible for me to walk into a bookstore and not buy at least one book. #blameitonlitsy

Beckys_Books We share this illness! 2y
Dragon Thanks @Beckys_Books 👍📚🐉 2y
Cinfhen TRUTH! That's why I prefer going to a bookstore alone...no family member is rushing or judging me😬 2y
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Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen so true and I must confess I went to two bookstores yesterday and spent oodles of time : one had three floors and a Starbucks: glorious Sunday afternoon 😀! 2y
Cinfhen Totally jealous right now😜 2y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen started reading Night Film yesterday 👍and I'm lucky to have today off too so spent the morning reading 📖 2y
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JenP
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This book is driving me nuts because I have no idea what is happening. Honestly there were threads in the first one that I found confusing to follow and didn't quite get. Only 100 pages in and unsure if I've not been paying enough attention or if things have not been explained sufficiently well. Ship/AI/human? Implants? How many versions of people are there & how the hell do I figure out who is who and where loyalties lie? #currentlyreading

Lizpixie I'm having the same issue with Ninefox Gambit. 2y
monkeygirlsmama Good luck. 😬 2y
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meichner87
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I'm not 100% sure why this book gives me so many Feelings, BUT IT DOES.

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meichner87
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Breq! 💔💔💔 #imperialradch #reread

Elephantango I love Breq!! 2y
Chachic I really need to read these books! But I think the ebooks are still at 9.99usd each. 2y
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Anitta
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The scene of Breq's anger over an incident in the Undergardens was very titillating *blush*
#booknerdproblems

Lindy Such a great book! 2y
heikemarie Amazeballs book! 2y
Anitta Hear! Hear! 2y
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