A review by sonofthe
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie


Will write when not on my phone.

---Two Months Later---

Apparently, I forgot about this note. Now my memory of the book's going a bit fuzzy around the edges.

Here we follow Breq right after the end of [b:Ancillary Justice|17333324|Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)|Ann Leckie|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1397215917s/17333324.jpg|24064628]. There's still intergalactic intrigue, and Breq has to figure out how she relates to it all. So we're thrust into the middle of...a murder mystery? With a large chunk set on a tea plantation?

Not where I expected things to go, but the setting we're given is interesting and vivid. And the characters. Breq continues to develop (and new character bits are revealed to us), but also continues to be a bit of an enigma. She still has trouble reading people, or so we're told, but she masterfully maneuvers among the various classes of society to work things out in the end. The other characters met along the way evoke a variety of emotions, from the people who are fun to hate to the underdogs you want to root for and the ones who make you question your judgement.

Given the difference between the first two books in this series, I'm eager to get on to the third and find out what it has to offer.