Imperial Radch Wiki
Ancillary Mercy
Ancillary Mercy.jpg
Vital statistics
Author Ann Leckie
Illustrator John Harris
Published on 6 October 2015
Published by Orbit Books
Publication order
Previous Next
Ancillary Sword Provenance

Ancillary Mercy is a novel by Ann Leckie, the third entry in the Imperial Radch trilogy.


For a moment, things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Atheok Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist, and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at war with itself.

Breq refuses to flee with her ship and crew, because that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.