Ancillary Mercy

Ancillary Mercy

by Ann Leckie


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Breq and her crew must stand against an old and powerful enemy, the Lord of the Radch, and fight for the right to determine their own destinies in the stunning conclusion to the NYT bestselling Imperial Radch trilogy A must read for fans of Ursula K. Le Guin and James S. A. Corey.

Winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2016

For a moment, things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Athoek Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist, and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at war with itself.

Breq refuses to flee with her ship and crew, because that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.

"There are few who write science fiction like Ann Leckie can. There are few who ever could." — John Scalzi

In the Ancillary world:
Ancillary Justice
Ancillary Sword
Ancillary Mercy


For more from Ann Leckie, check out:
The Raven Tower

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594722304
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Series: Imperial Radch Series , #3
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 80,981
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.

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Ancillary Mercy 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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SciFi-Guy More than 1 year ago
It was not as good as the first one. It was tougher to follow this one than the first one but now the plot has thickened well enough that I'd like to read the final book but, boy, it did get real slow at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Justice of Toren is a superhero that dwarfs any female lead on Star Trek. Other characters are distinctive and vibrant. A lively series!
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Scotman55 More than 1 year ago
Ancillary Mercy First Thoughts: I liked this book much better than Ancillary Sword. It turns out Ancillary Sword is almost a book-sized chapter in itself for the third book of the trilogy. Yes, still read that, but don’t expect much. “Mercy” is more understandable once you get your groups of military and assistants all straight, with their odd terminology – and I realized later, similar to Roman legions and their strange terminology to describe their military groups, centurions and so on. Story and Plot: The Author gives a lot of back story to her third novel which almost makes the first novel unnecessary to read. Almost. Read it anyway or the terms won’t make a lot of sense. The Usurper (the so-called god who split herself) is heading to Athoek Station. Breq wants to make what’s right for the citizenry at the planet below and in the station above. The best way to do that is to grant certain freedoms that this dictatorship/police state is not used to . The imaginative way it’s gone about is fun to read, and this novel is not bogged down into a soap opera-esque grind as Book Two was. Will Breq make it happen? Will the Presger (the only alien race that can wipe out us Humans) step in? Will the Tyrant succeed? Will the squabbles of the others stop so that they can unite against a common enemy – propriety over common sense?? Final Comments: The book does have its faults. What happened to the original Anaander Mianaai who made Breq her “cousin” and sent him to Athoek Station in the first place? A few key characters seem to disappear from the scene as well. Despite these apparent holes, an enjoyable trilogy to check it, even if the pronouns are askew. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was disjointed, poorly writted, and in your face political. A 0 on a 1 to 10 scale for quality of writting, prose, and stiry construction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That's all