Books | Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards: This record-breaking novel follows a warship trapped in a human body on a quest for revenge. A must read for fans of Ursula K. Le Guin and James S. A. Corey. "There are few who write science fiction like Ann Leckie can. There are few who ever could." -- John Scalzi On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren -- a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.
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"I loved this series. When the main character stated what she wanted to do, "I want to kill Anamyanda'meyat'tini(spelling?)", with the device she'd spent years hunting.... oh it was so powerful. It gave me goosebumps, and still does. I really hope she writes more books, because she left some very interesting things unfinished. And reading novels where everyone is referred to as a female, was at first off-putting and then fascinating!"
"I usually only give a book three chapters/200 pages (or about two hours if it's an audiobook) before I decide if it's going to be a DNF for me, but because I had waited months to get the book and had really really wanted to enjoy it, I actually gave this one twice that amount... And I still just couldn't get into it. I found most of the supporting characters more annoying than engrossing, and the entire first third of the novel was almost entirely politics with a dash of philosophy thrown in for good measure, both subjects I personally just don't have any sort of patience for. There also just wasn't anything *happening* - it was all walking and watching and talking. And after over four hours of walking and watching and talking, I finally, grudgingly, gave up on the novel. It may very well get better in the second half of the book, and I appreciate that others enjoyed the story. I just have to admit I am not going to be one of them."
"A cool series"
"Tough read for me but definitely worth it"