A review by untitledfirstdraft
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

adventurous challenging tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


Absolutely loved this book. I inhaled it in a single day. It felt significantly shorter than the first book in the series, but that might just be because of how much work the first book did to establish the world whereas this one got to work within what had already been established. As a sequel, this novel absolutely does not disappoint. 

I adore books with well-written/creative non-human POV characters. This book is no exception. If you’re interested in a fresh take on artificial/constructed intelligences in a world with very engaging politics and believable (but still humanist overall) conflicts, this is for you! Cannot wait to get my hands on the next one.