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Publisher's Summary

Following her record-breaking debut trilogy, Ann Leckie, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and Locus Awards, returns with a thrilling new story of power, theft, privilege and birthright.

A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artefacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned.

Ingray and her charge will return to their home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray's future, her family and her world before they are lost to her for good.

The Imperial Radch trilogy begins with Ancillary Justice, continues in Ancillary Sword and concludes with Ancillary Mercy.

Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice.

©2017 Ann Leckie (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

Critic Reviews

"Excellent." (Book Smugglers)
"Gripping...richly detailed and rewarding." (SciFiNow)
"A fitting addition to the Ancillary world." (NPR)

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-03-17

Ann Leckie has done it again. Another great story

Provenance is set in the same universe as Ann Leckie's Radch novels. Like them it is thought provoking without being "heavy". The story is well paced & the narration by Adjoa Andoh is perfect.

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  • Dennis
  • 11-24-17

A bit of a letdown after Ancillary series

Same universe, many of the same elements as the Breq stories but an annoying whiny lead character and a faintly silly storyline. None of the interesting collective AI aspects.

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  • matt hall
  • 11-22-17

Good, but not as good as the ancillary series

It's good to be back in the world of the radch, and the characters are just as compelling. Leckie's knack for language is also in evidence but somehow this may doesn't grab me as much as the ancillary series. This is good its just not as good...

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  • Dean
  • 10-14-17

A complex, nuanced vision.

The author's subtle humour is delivered by this accomplished narrator with a deadpan style and a twinkle in her voice.
Initially, I worried the various different pronouns were likely to get tiresome, but it never happened, the story took over and I spent more time listening to the dialogue for the humour. You do have to listen for it, it is never signalled.
While it will be described by some as politically correct and even a feminist novel, these labels are irrelevant to what is a sci-fi novel of political intrigue and a range of characters displaying a great deal of panache.

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  • Rebecca
  • 02-05-18

excellent story well delivered

Ann Leckie is a great writer, and I have listened to her Ancillary series before buying this. I think this is a more pacy story of political vying and competitive moves. I enjoyed it immensely.

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  • 12-12-17

Interesting, but complicated.

I loved the authors first trilogy. But this follow up doesn't quite have the same zip and vim I'm afraid.

The narration is as fantastic as ever, but the lead character wonders around like Nancy Drew in space figuring out the nafarous plans of the evil dibbly bongs from the planet gobble drool who are working for the master race of thingybob who are mates with the higs bosons who went on holiday with the Joneses from galactic central just last week and then some one dies. And our plucky heroine saves the day and rescues the day for something, or someone. And a bowl... I think

Lots of characters and all a touch contrived.

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  • Ms. P. M. Kelly
  • 11-26-17

Loved this

Wonderful writing, beautifully realised cultures, characters to love and hate and a highly entertaining narrator. Thoughtful, thought provoking and funny.

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  • McFroogal
  • 11-20-17

Really love her stuff but....

In talking book format this drags. I have given up as my mind kept wandering. Too much chat with nothing happening. Sorry.

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  • SlosshyDolphin
  • 11-07-17

rambling and too long for what it was.

fantastic performance only thing that got me to the end. Story was very repetitive and the ending was so predictable. I have to say it because I loved the ancillary series.

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  • Jon Wilson
  • 11-07-17

Like Le Carre in Space

I mean it as high praise to say that this book mixes elements of two of my favourite authors: John le Carre and Iain Banks. Intrigue with a background of far-future human and alien factions and a sympathetic protagonist mean it’s approachable but with a good deal of depth. On top of that, I think Adjoa Andoh’s performance is one of the best I’ve ever heard. She clearly delineates the voices and gives life to their emotions seemingly effortlessly. In particular it seems she’s reading a long way ahead so that nuances are described in the text quite a way after she’s started voicing them. Very impressive.

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  • Rick
  • 10-29-17

Slow paced but interesting

Set in the same universe as the Ancillary Justice books, this story is a change of pace. It's more of a political / mystery story. The characters are interesting and many turn out to be more than they seem as the story progressed. I wasn't enthralled but I was entertained and I certainly have no regrets buying this book.
If you loved Ancillary Justice trilogy you'll probably like this book.