The Imperial Radch

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 5,403 ratings

Ancillary Justice Publisher's Summary

The record-breaking debut novel that won every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. 

Ann Leckie is the first author to win the Arthur C. Clarke, the Nebula and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in the same year.

They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.

The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - one of an army of dead prisoners animated by a warship's AI mind. Whole planets are conquered by their own people.  

The colossal warship called The Justice of Toren has been destroyed - but one ship-possessed soldier has escaped the devastation. Used to controlling thousands of hands, thousands of mouths, The Justice now has only two hands, and one mouth with which to tell her tale.  

But one fragile, human body might just be enough to take revenge against those who destroyed her.

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

Also available now: Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice.

©2013 Ann Leckie (P)2014 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Ancillary Justice

    • The Imperial Radch series, Book 1
    • By: Ann Leckie
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 217

    The spectacular debut novel nominated for every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, a James Tiptree Jr. honour and a Kitschie. Currently shortlisted for the Hugo Awards. They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish the narration was clearer

    • By P. Inamdar on 06-22-18

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Ancillary Justice

    • By: Ann Leckie
    • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,723
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,508
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,494

    On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Can't get past the Narrator to finish the story.

    • By Zillah on 12-08-14

    Regular price: $45.49

  • Book 2

    • Ancillary Sword

    • The Imperial Radch series, Book 2
    • By: Ann Leckie
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    Breq - the soldier who used to be a spaceship - is serving the emperor she swore to destroy. She's been given her own warship, her own crew, and ordered to the only place in the galaxy she would have agreed to go: to Athoek Station, to protect the family of the lieutenant she murdered in cold blood. Athoek was annexed by the Empire some 600 years ago, and by now everyone is fully 'civilised'. Or should be - but everything is not as tranquil as it appears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent follow on from Ancillary Justice

    • By KiwiGirl on 06-05-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Ancillary Sword

    • By: Ann Leckie
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but the shift in pronunciation was jarring.

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-15

    Regular price: $28.50

  • Book 3

    • Ancillary Mercy

    • By: Ann Leckie
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Ancillary Justice. For just a moment, things seem to be under control for the soldier known as Breq. Then a search of Atheok Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist - someone who might be an ancillary from a ship that's been hiding beyond the empire's reach for three thousand years.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Ancillary Mercy

    • By: Ann Leckie
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 979
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 977

    For a moment things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Athoek 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent performance augments excellent conclusion of series

    • By Matthew F. Griffin on 10-12-15

    Regular price: $28.50