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Ancillary Mercy
Ancillary Mercy | Ann Leckie
The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Ancillary Justice, the only novel to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. 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.Breq refuses to flee with her ship and crew, because that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before. In the Ancillary world: 1. Ancillary Justice2. Ancillary Sword3. Ancillary Mercy
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kgriffith
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“‘I‘m given to understand,‘ said translator Zeiat thoughtfully, ‘that most, if not all, humans, are built by other humans. If that‘s a disqualification for significance, which I‘m not sure it is, if that‘s a disqualification for significance then NO, I don‘t like it one bit.‘” The Presger are just the best.
Pictured: this year‘s first bloom on my cherry brandy hibiscus, a housewarming gift from @brandybear22 when we‘d just started dating 🥰 🌺

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kgriffith
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“I would like to point out that as soon as lieutenant Ekalu let you know that actually, your intended compliment was offensive to her, you immediately stopped trying to be nice.”
OH DAMN, SHIP.

suzisteffen Yeah, Ship KNOWS.
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kgriffith
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Listening while I deep clean the refrigerator. Glamorous, no? 😏

readordierachel Ha! If it weren't for #audiocleaning I'd never get anything clean. 4mo
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xicanti
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Here‘s the thing, y‘all: I read ANCILLARY JUSTICE for the hype and picked up ANCILLARY SWORD because I was a Hugo voter the year it was nominated, but MERCY? I don‘t have a compelling reason to finish it. I can appreciate what Leckie does here, but I‘m not drawn to the story and I have no emotional investment in the characters.

I hit 44% on my morning run and decided that was it. Time to listen to something else.

rretzler I think it‘s a series that you either really like or really don‘t - there doesn‘t appear to be much middle ground. I happened to think they were wonderful but I understand that they‘re not for everyone! 5mo
xicanti @rretzler I wouldn‘t say I disliked the series. I just wanted more of an emotional hook than I got. Without that, I liked the first two just fine but didn‘t find them especially memorable, aside from the pronouns, and I wasn‘t able to sink into this third one. 5mo
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xicanti
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I wasn‘t quite fast enough to catch this deer in the middle of the road, where she was much easier to see. #audiowalk #litsywalkers

Lindy 😮🦌 5mo
BookishTrish ❤️ 5mo
sudi This reminded me of the movie Get Out 😁 5mo
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xicanti
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I took an excellent #audiowalk with a dog who refused to look at the camera. At least this pic shows off his lush coat and the Cavalier lucky spot on top of his head. #litsywalkers

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Rudis
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The end of this trilogy didn‘t go quite the way I expected, but it worked really well for the series. The last chapter was especially poignant.

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Rudis
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#literarylove #februarytbr I have a hard time making TBR piles, but I really want to read the middle two at least!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have a hard time too!! 💗 8mo
vkois88 You got it 👍👍👍 8mo
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AiBBot
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If you want a sci-fi book that is fast paced and glorifies war, do not read this book. If you want a book that glorifies free will, equal opportunity, incredible significant beings and being brave enough to move forward even though all the details/factors cannot be known, read this book.

Texreader Great review 8mo
AiBBot @Texreader Thank you. It is an amazing trilogy. 8mo
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rabbitprincess
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Translator Zeiat was my favourite character 😂😂 This was a good conclusion to the trilogy, although strangely enough I think I liked the second book best.

AiBBot I agree. Translator Zeiat is the best especially when listening to Adjoa Andoh perform in the audiobook. 8mo
rabbitprincess @AiBBot Ooh, I didn't know Adjoa Andoh read the audiobook! Will have to track that down! 8mo
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Lisaw13
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I thought the first one was okay so it took me a while to bother with the second one but now I'm totally sucked in and will be sad when the trilogy ends with this one. Have definitely grown attached to this MC.

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Trismegistus
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A solid conclusion to a wonderful series. I love that Leckie writes a new story with each volume, and how her conclusion is hopeful without neatly (and unrealistically) resolving every outstanding question. I recommend this entire series.

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Lizpixie
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I almost forgot to post my review of this, got distracted by all those shiny shiny new books. I very much enjoyed this trilogy, it was unique & innovative like all the very best SciFi is. But I have to say, the ending, while not awful, did seem a bit rushed & not as awesome as the trilogy deserved it to be. I do still very much recommend this series & this author, I just hope any new work is concluded better. Still 4⭐️

minkyb I have only read the first. Strange but interesting. Must get around to the next two. 14mo
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Lizpixie
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After falling down a “booktube” rabbit hole the last few hours,I‘m getting back to the third & final book in Ann Leckies Ancillary series.I‘m loving this series so much, I don‘t want it to end!😫I‘m still on a SciFi kick atm so I‘ll maybe pick up Lifelik3 by Jay Kristoff or maybe get straight onto the new Becky Chambers.Or even Red Rising.🤔I‘m mood reading right now & it seems to be keeping me out of my slump so hurray for that. Now back to Breq.

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Satisfying conclusion to a trilogy! Experiencing that bittersweet moment when you realize there‘s no more to read because you finished the book 📖 📚

#trilogy #authorcrush #happyread #bittersweet

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Lizpixie
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Decided to jump right into the third book in the Ancillary trilogy by Ann Leckie. Very much enjoying her writing, I love clever SciFi, stories that are unique in some way. I‘ve found that this genre has more scope for authors to really let their imaginations fly. Even more so than fantasy. I‘ve read a lot over the years & very rarely have I come across a boring SciFi story. This one picks up after the events at Athoek Station in Ancillary Sword.🛸

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DocLabyrinth
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A beer, a book and a sandwich walk into a bar...

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Trismegistus
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Another Ann Leckie fan joined me on the commute today. 🤣 Bona fide #bookworm

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TracyReadsBooks
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Love everything about this book & the entire Imperial Radch trilogy. Strong characters, complex worldbuilding, exquisite plotting, & BIG questions—identity, humanity, individuality, freedom, sentience, AI, imperialism, & occupation to name but a few—make this trilogy one of the best science fiction series (really any series) I‘ve read in a very, very, long time (maybe ever). Breq!!! On to Provenance (set in same world). Highly recommended.

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Love this.

Not really a spoiler...just being extra cautious.

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“We can‘t leave things the way they are, and I have an idea.”

“What‘s it like? Does it hurt? Sometimes I think I might like to get an idea...”

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These books!!! So good! A shout out to Annalee Newitz who told me I should read them. She was so right!!!

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TracyReadsBooks
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It‘s an overcast Saturday full of chores. Still, there‘s enough time to squeeze in a mid-afternoon treat. Love the Imperial Radch Trilogy—Breq is a new favorite character—and cannot wait to see how it ends. Even though I don‘t really want it to end...

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Ruthiella
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Three last books of three trilogies. What am I waiting for? 😯😯😯 #ReadingResolutions by @Jess7 #photochallenge

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Librarian199509
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The ending of trilogies is always a little scary. What if it sucks. But man Ancillary Mercy is perfect. I've loved the entire series and this ending was brilliant set up and executed. Sigh... Going to miss this world. #acelife #scifi #besttrilogies

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Making more #bookmarks while #Audiobooking
It‘s a #crafty day 👩🏻‍🎨
#BookNerd 📚💙

thecurlybookworm I got Ancillary Justice for my birthday! I love your bookmarks :) 2y
AmyG How pretty! 2y
Kaye What talent ! 2y
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Addison1
Ancillary Mercy | Ann Leckie

About halfway through, and boy is all that setup from book ‘Ancillary Sword‘ popping off! I‘ve been reading them from the St. Paul library on the Libby app.

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shahn77
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This book is excellent. This is my favorite of the trilogy. This world is excellent, the characters are excellent, the story is fast paced and exciting. I would recommend this series to any scifi lovers. #scifi #sciencefiction

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UnidragonFrag
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Has anyone read this trilogy? Is it any good?

If you want, enter to win the whole lot, here: http://swee.ps/usbhfEQuJ

(US only, again, unfortunately)

#giveaway #freebooks #orbitbooks #sweepstakes

moranadatter I have. The first book is an interesting exploration of a hive mind. I think you'd enjoy it. 2y
UnidragonFrag @moranadatter I'll have to check it out (but hopefully I win 😉) 2y
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ScientistSam
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A fantastic conclusion to this trilogy, although book two of the series is my favorite. I strongly recommend this series to anyone looking for a space opera that questions the meaning and the bounds of personhood, humanity, and love.

A great way to wrap up the month of August!

Dragon Loved this trilogy 👍🐉 2y
ScientistSam @dragon me too! I'm so glad I learned about it on Litsy! 2y
Dragon Litsy has been a great place to expand my tbr 👍😀🐉 2y
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Chittavrtti
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The conclusion or Cousins are Met in the Strangest of Circumstances.

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TamaraH71
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I'm halfway into this book and i have no a clue whats happening. Im about to bail in a big way.

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shanaqui
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The conclusion to the trilogy is great in many many ways. But after do long of Breq knowing what she's doing, the ending throws me -- it relies so much on coincidence.

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shanaqui
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Yep, still around here somewhere. I love Litsy, but I keep getting overwhelmed by all the social stuff I do online. Plus, I'm really obsessive and shouting at myself about the books I missed mentioning over the past few weeks.

But screw perfectionism, right? I'll be rereading Ancillary Mercy tomorrow, with this handsome fella for company. He's learned to snuggle with me for a nap, so tomorrow we try reading. #BunniesofLitsy

rabbitprincess Awwwwwww wook at hims! 😍😍😍😍 So cute! 2y
LauraBrook Is that Breakfast? Such a cutie! And I know what you mean, it's hard to fight those perfectionist tendencies. It's always nice to see you here! 2y
Clare-Dragonfly HI BREKKIST 😍🐰😍🐰😍🐰😍🐰😍🐰😍🐰😍🐰 2y
Gezemice Awwwww! 🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰❤❤❤❤ 2y
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AshOldfield
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Pros: This is a quick read, everything is more or less wrapped up in the series, some interesting characters.
Cons: Very little action, lots of relationship drama rather than world drama, everything feels a little too neat and tidy.

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Sneaking in under the wire for today's #maybookflowers prompt. The last page of my beloved Imperial Raadch trilogy. (I guess this is technically a spoiler.)

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meichner87
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Had a good writing day, so now I'm rereading a favorite book & drinking honey-lavender hot chocolate.

Chachic That chocolate sounds delicious! I'm going to watch out for a Kindle sale of this book and its sequels. 2y
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Dragon
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Spent today finishing this last book in the trilogy. This book was a great end to an enjoyable series. We got to know Breq even better. There were moments of humour and the Translator for an alien 👽 race was an especially interesting character. I found this book as good as the first one. Rather sorry 😐 to come to the end.

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Dragon
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The Doctor Who Marathon is distracting me from my book. Started the last book of the trilogy 🚀

Bette I keep watching the Doctor too! 👍😊❤️ 2y
Laura317 Yeah, it's getting me distracted, too, even though I own most of the new series on DVD. 😁 2y
Dragon Thanks @Bette @Laura317 the episode In the Forest of the Night is on. Danny Pink is so sweet, sigh . There's another marathon tomorrow 😀 2y
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Dragon
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#artificialintelligence #aprilbookshowers I've really enjoyed the first book of the trilogy, an interesting story of an AI from a space ship finding its way into a modified human .

RealLifeReading Keep meaning to read this! 2y
Dragon Thanks @RealLifeReading it's a fun easy read 📚 2y
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nanoauthor
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#riotgrams day 4 (i think?): anaander is taking it for favorite villain at the moment, but that's in part because I haven't read that many books with concrete villains in a while
(Also featuring an amazing Breq bookmark)

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nanoauthor
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My shelfie for #riotgrams !

Ft. books I've read: Stargirl, The Intuitionist and books I might read if I ever have a non-reading heavy college semester: Parable of the Sower, Sisters of the Revolution

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Madsthebookslayer
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Here is my #shelfie for Day 1 of Book Riot's #RiotGram! I am also reading Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie and I am loving it!

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Endrilkay
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I was surprised how absolutely not ready I was to finish this book. I kept putting off the last 50 pages so I wouldn't have to say goodbye to Breq, Seivarden, Tisarwat, and the others. I think when I started the trilogy, I wasn't sure how I would like it; it was a slow burn affair. The characters got under my skin without me knowing. I'm sad there's nothing left for me to read about this universe, but it was a good ride while it lasted.

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strikingthirteen
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I'm sad it's over but glad that there seems to be room for more!

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JoeRugola
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A tough, kind, empathetic person taking on a bully is pretty much exactly what I needed right now. It's really perfect regardless, so just read it and smile.

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janicu
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The Subterranean Press editions of The Imperial Radch trilogy has a single color print mirroring the outside cover with author signature and copy number. This is a scene where the main character (Breq) is being particularly badass and probably my favorite moment of the series.

#signedsunday #annleckie #sciencefiction #trilogy #hugonominee

Chachic Looks like it's a lovely signed edition! I've seen people raving about the series and it's on my wishlist. Just hoping the ebook prices will go down.😊 3y
janicu @Chachic If you can borrow first, I'd do that. It's very "sci-fi", and tough for me to tell who'd be into it because of that. 3y
Chachic Ha! Unfortunately, I don't have any bookish friends in SG I can borrow books from.😭 No worries, I can always try a sample first before buying. Unless it goes on sale for like $0.99. 3y
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andrlik
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A satisfying end to the trilogy. Like the second book, this one starts off slow, but once it gets into gear it's impossible to put down.

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ANCILLARY MERCY is a satisfying conclusion to Ann Leckie's sci-fi series, Imperial Radch. It is a rich, complex book that examines themes of identity, injustice and found family. Its nomination for the Hugo Awards is well deserved.

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