Imperial Radch

Ann Leckie

fiction science fiction
adventurous lighthearted mysterious fast-paced

448 pages | first published 2017

Following her record-breaking debut trilogy, Ann Leckie, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and Locus Awards, returns with an enthralling new novel 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 artifacts 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 her 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.

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adventurous 81%
mysterious 60%
lighthearted 42%
funny 27%
emotional 24%
hopeful 21%
tense 15%
challenging 12%
reflective 12%
inspiring 6%
relaxing 6%


medium 47%
fast 31%
slow 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 37% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 6%

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