Wednesday, 9 May 2018

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Provenance - Ann Leckie

RELEASE DATE:  28/09/18

PUBLISHER:  Orbit

SYNOPSIS:
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.

REVIEW:
Multi-award winning author Ann Leckie returns to her universe established in the Ancillary series with great aplomb in this new (currently) standalone novel that takes a more personal interest in her principle character.  Its well written works wonderfully well into the established rich tapestry of imagination and of course brings top notch plot to the reader.

Whilst you can read this without having read her previous work, if you won't have a good understanding of the universe as worldbuilding is less in this title having already been established in other books.

All round a cracking title and one that delivers what the reader wants.  Its easy to see why she's won so many awards.  Magic.

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