Ancillary Justice

Imperial Radch #1

Ann Leckie

fiction science fiction
adventurous slow-paced

386 pages | first published 2013

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.

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Moods

adventurous 82%
challenging 60%
mysterious 40%
reflective 36%
tense 34%
emotional 26%
dark 11%
inspiring 10%
hopeful 7%
sad 7%
funny 6%
informative 2%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 27%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Character: 32% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 5% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

4.13