Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lovely. I am sad that this is the end for the Imperial Radch. But then…
“Every ending is an arbitrary one. Every ending is, from another angle, not really an ending.”
Direct continuation of Ancillary Sword. A nice and fitting conclusion to the trilogy.
The humour and tongue-in-check of the dialogues was great and right down my alley. And Translator Zeiat made this novel, what a great character!
Loved Breq and how human she became in the last book. And not.
Loved the development of her relationship with Seivarden, who definitely did not have enough page time.
Loved the action sequences, loved the conversation about what makes one a significant being.
I will miss these characters, Athoek Station, the Undergarden… I would have loved to go through the ghost gate and meet the Presger.
Ancillary Sword and Ancillary Mercy felt like one book and I think I liked them more than Ancillary Justice. The plot and characterizations were more intricate. Although I did like the plot of Ancillary Justice a lot, too, and the early days of Seivarden and Breq. I’ll need to think on that some more.
Some fish sauce in the meantime?