A review by ricksilva
Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie

adventurous emotional funny hopeful reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Picking up right where Ancillary Sword left off, and weaving the threads of the trilogy into a skillfully neat conclusion, this was a perfect ending to the series. The focus on the emotional issues of the characters made good use of the pacing that is controlled by the setting's methods of space travel, in which hurry-up-and-wait is how conflicts play out.

There was a surprising amount of quality humor, which didn't detract from the tension of the final chapters, a couple of enjoyable new characters, and some major twists and surprises.

This whole series has been excellent, and it was so much fun to see how it all wraps up.

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