Anne Leckie’s Imperial Radch series has been one of the hottest SFF topics in the last couple years. After Ancillary Justice stormed on the scene to win the Hugo (and pretty much every other notable award to boot), expectations were high for the rest of the trilogy.
The sequel, Ancillary Sword, garnered a lot of attention in a Hugo year that was anything but normal. Now, people had some very mixed feelings on Sword, which is totally understandable given how high expectations were coming off Justice. Even so, I found myself in the crowd of individuals who wasn’t terribly fond of Sword for a whole slew of reasons.
So, it was with mixed feelings and a lot of anticipation that Anne Leckie released the third and final chapter in the trilogy, Ancillary Mercy, last fall. I was lucky enough to snag myself an advanced review copy, but after finishing the story, I decided to sit on my review for a couple months until I had a bit more time to suss out my feelings.
Well, guess what? I’ve sussed my feelings and it’s time to tell you what I thought of Ancillary Mercy:
It was AWESOME!
Curious to know why? Head on over to SF Signal to learn the details.