By Ann Leckie
The attractive end to the trilogy that all started with the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke award-winning Ancillary Justice.
For a second, issues appear to be less than keep an eye on for the soldier often called Breq. Then a seek of Atheok Station's slums turns up an individual who shouldn't exist - anyone who should be an ancillary from a boat that's been hiding past the empire's achieve for 3 thousand years. in the meantime, a messenger from the alien and mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and relatively in all probability insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at conflict with itself.
Anaander is seriously armed and very unsatisfied with Breq. She might take her send and group and flee, yet that may go away each person at Athoek in poor threat. Breq has a determined plan. the chances aren't solid, yet that's by no means stopped her sooner than.
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