Ancillary Sword

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Ancillary Sword is the second book in the Imperial Radch trilogy by Ann Leckie. The story follows Breq, an artificial intelligence once housed within a starship and now existing in a single human body. Breq is on a mission to the planet Athoek, aiming to protect the sister of someone she had previously killed. As she navigates the complex political landscape and societal structures of Athoek, Breq is faced with challenges from her past and must grapple with the intricacies of imperial politics. The book explores themes of justice, identity, and the consequences of one’s actions. With its compelling narrative and intricate world-building, Ancillary Sword is a riveting addition to the science fiction genre.

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