What if you once had thousands of bodies and near god-like technology at your disposal?
And what if all of it were ripped away?
The Lord of the Radch has given Breq command of the ship Mercy of Kalr and sent her to the only place she would have agreed to go -- to Athoek Station, where Lieutenant Awn's sister works in Horticulture.
Athoek was annexed some six hundred years ago, and by now everyone is fully civilized -- or should be. But everything is not as tranquil as it appears. Old divisions are still troublesome, Athoek Station's AI is unhappy with the situation, and it looks like the alien Presger might have taken an interest in what's going on. With no guarantees that interest is benevolent.
This series is so hard to put down in words. But do I understand it all..eh, actually no. I really can not get my head around ancillaries. Ok so they are dead/or not dead people who had stuff put in their brains and they they all are 1 and belong to the ship. But if you take the stuff out they are dead...well they were already dead most of then. And they should not have feelings. ..right?
Ok so that was my thoughts about them, but hey it does not matter. Maybe it's just me.
I also find it interesting how everything is SHE, no men or women. But...yes I wonder, who is male and female? Fine it should not matter, but hey I still wonder.
In this book Breq is given the command of a ship. The empire is falling apart as their leader is fighting herself (well yes I told you it is weird.) Breq is sent to a tea planet (oh they LOVE their tea) and investigates.
Breq is such a great main character, she is just so so, oh just read it and see.
This is good sci.fi, and yes I want more.
Paperback, 356 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Orbit
Imperial Radch #2