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.
A novel that will thrill you like the page-turner it is, but stick with you for a long time afterwards
A sharply written space opera . . . A gripping read
A fast-paced, moving and intellectually satisfying story of love and vengeance . . . It's by turns thrilling, moving and awe-inspiring
Establishes Leckie as an heir to Banks and Cherryh