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Ancillary Sword
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Author Ann Leckie
Illustrator John Harris
Published on 7 October 2014
Published by Orbit Books
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Ancillary Sword is Ann Leckie's second novel in the Imperial Radch trilogy.


Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she has only a single body and serves the emperor.

With a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered to go to the only place in the galaxy she would agree to go: to Athoek Station to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew - a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.