Ancillary Sword is the sequel to Ancillary Justice, the debut which is the only novel to ever win the Hugo, the Nebula and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she only has a single body and serves the emperor she swore to destroy.
Given a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered to the only place in the galaxy she will agree to go: to Athoek station, to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew - a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.
The Imperial Radch trilogy begins with Ancillary Justice, continues in Ancillary Sword and concludes with Ancillary Mercy.
Also available now: Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice. NPR calls it 'A fitting addition to the Ancillary world'.
Praise for the trilogy:
'ENGAGING AND PROVOCATIVE'
'UNEXPECTED, COMPELLING AND VERY COOL'
Independent on Sunday
'THRILLING, MOVING AND AWE-INSPIRING'
The Book Smugglers
'ASTOUNDINGLY ASSURED AND GRACEFUL'
'ESTABLISHES LECKIE AS AN HEIR TO BANKS'