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Author: Ann Leckie Narrator: Adjoa Andoh Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Imperial Radch Series Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781478960140
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The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke award-winning Ancillary Justice.

For a moment, things seem to be under control for the soldier known as Breq. Then a search of Atheok Station’s slums turns up someone who shouldn’t exist—someone who might be an ancillary from a ship that’s been hiding beyond the empire’s reach for three thousand years. Meanwhile, a messenger from the alien and 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.

Anaander is heavily armed and extremely unhappy with Breq. She could take her ship and crew and flee, but that would leave everyone at Athoek in terrible danger. Breq has a desperate plan. The odds aren’t good, but that’s never stopped her before.

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  • This follow-up builds on the world and characters that the author introduced in the first book and takes the story in new directions. There is much more to explore in Leckie's universe, one of the most original in SF today. Library Journal (starred review) on Ancillary Sword
  • An ambitious space opera that proves that Justice was no fluke.... a book every serious reader of science fiction should pick up. RT Book Reviews on Ancillary Sword
  • Superb... Sword proves that [Leckie]'s not a one-hit wonder. I look forward to the rest of Breg's tale. St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Ancillary Sword
  • A gripping read, with top-notch world building and a set of rich subtexts about human rights, colonialism -- and (yes) hive mind sex. io9 on Ancillary Sword
  • Leckie investigates what it means to be human, to be an individual and to live in a civilized society. Scientific American on Ancillary Sword
  • Unexpected, compelling and very cool. Ann Leckie nails it...I've never met a heroine like Breq before. I consider this a very good thing indeed. John Scalzi on Ancillary Justice
  • Ancillary Justice is the mind-blowing space opera you've been needing...This is a novel that will thrill you like the page-turner it is, but stick with you for a long time afterward. io9 (included in 'This Fall's Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books')
  • Fans of space operas will feast on its richly textured, gorgeously rendered world-building. Entertainment Weekly on Ancillary Sword
  • Breq's struggle for meaningful justice in a society designed to favor the strong is as engaging as ever. Readers new to the author will be enthralled, and those familiar with the first book will find that the faith it inspired has not been misplaced. Publishers Weekly on Ancillary Sword
  • Leckie proves she's no mere flash in the pan with this follow-up to her multiple-award-winning debut space opera, Ancillary Justice. Kirkus on Ancillary Sword
  • It's not every day a debut novel by an author you'd never heard of before derails your entire afternoon with its brilliance. But when my review copy of Ancillary Justice arrived, that's exactly what it did. In fact, it arrowed upward to reach a pretty high position on my list of best space opera novels ever. Liz Bourke,
  • Establishes Leckie as an heir to Banks and Cherryh. Elizabeth Bear on Ancillary Justice
  • A double-threaded narrative proves seductive, drawing the reader into the naive but determined protagonist's efforts to transform an unjust universe. Leckie expansionist galaxy-spinning empire [and] a protagonist on a single-minded quest for justice to transcend space-opera conventions in innovative ways. This impressive debut succeeds in making Breq a protagonist readers will invest in, and establishes Leckie as a talent to watch. Publishers Weekly on Ancillary Justice
  • Using the format of SF military adventure blended with hints of space opera, Leckie explores the expanded meaning of human nature and the uneasy balance between individuality and membership in a group identity. Leckie is a newcomer to watch as she expands on the history and future of her new and exciting universe. Library Journal on Ancillary Justice
  • A sharply written space opera with a richly imagined sense of detail and place, this debut novel from Ann Leckie works as both an evocative science fiction tale and an involving character's also a strongly female-driven piece, tackling ideas about politics and gender in a way that's both engaging and provocative...Ancillary Justice is a gripping read that's well worth a look. SFX (UK) on Ancillary Justice
  • Powerful. The New York Times on Ancillary Justice
  • The sort of space opera audiences have been waiting for. NPR Books on Ancillary Sword
  • It engages, it excites, and it challenges the way the reader views our world. Leckie may be a former Secretary of the Science Fiction Writers of America, but she's the President of this year's crop of debut novelists. Ancillary Justice might be the best science fiction novel of this very young decade. Justin Landon, Staffer's Book Review on Ancillary Justice
  • Total gamechanger. Get it, read it, wish to hell you'd written it. Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice may well be the most important book Orbit has published in ages. Paul Graham Raven on Ancillary Justice
  • The sort of book that the Clarke Award wishes it had last year ... be prepared to see Ancillary Justice bandied around a lot come awards season. (As it should be). Jared Shurin, Pornokitsch
  • “[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.”


  • “[There is] no science-fiction series as descriptive of our current political and cultural moment or as insistent that we open our eyes to it.”


  • “A magnificent capstone to this promising trilogy.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • “Adjoa Andoh concludes the Imperial Radch space opera trilogy with an energetic and vivacious narration…Andoh’s reading is superb. She provides a clear enunciation of narrative and an expressive and spritely delivery of dialogue. She’s quite extraordinary with the alien words in the text. To fully appreciate the story, listeners should be familiar with the first two books.”


  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
  • A 2015 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Best Science Fiction Book Award nominee
  • A Kirkus Reviews' Best Book of 2015 for Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • A 2015 NPR Pick for Books to Give as Gifts This Year
  • A BuzzFeed Books Pick for Best Science Fiction of 2015
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2016 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Novel 
  • Winner of the 2016 Locus Award for Science Fiction Novel
  • A 2015 Nebula Award Finalist

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About the Author

Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice, and its Locus Award-winning sequel Ancillary Sword. Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

About the Narrator

Adjoa Andoh is an Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator and an actress of British film, television, stage, and radio. She is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre, and she is a familiar face on British television. She made her Hollywood debut starring as Nelson Mandela’s chief of staff, Brenda Mazikubo, alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.