Friday, January 26, 2018

The Friday 56 (122) & Book Beginnings: Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
23533039Synopsis from Goodreads...

The conclusion to the trilogy that began with Ancillary Justice...

For a moment, things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Athoek Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist, and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at war with itself. Breq refuses to flee with her ship and crew, because that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.
Beginning: "One moment asleep. Awake the next, to the familiar small noises of someone making tea. But it was six minutes earlier than I'd intended. Why? I reached."

56: "And I was sure she wanted me to pass that on, to whatever contacts I might have in either of those places."
Comments: Ancillary Mercy was a fantastic conclusion to the Imperial Radch trilogy. What are you reading this week?


30 comments:

  1. Interesting one! From the moment everything seems in control, you just know that's going to change! lol

    Here is mine this week: http://bit.ly/2Gia95s

    Happy reading! Have a great weekend. ;)

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    1. It's like the calm before the storm. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. The covers on these books are interesting: a futuristic feel. Yet, the 56 is a very personal thing. Don't we all know that person who is happy for us to pass things along?

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting The Book Connection. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. The book covers match the feel of the story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Sounds interesting though perhaps not for me. I do love when a trilogy ends strong. It's so disappointing when the last book is just awful or meh.

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    1. I had my fingers crossed that Ancillary Mercy would be a good end to the trilogy, and by far, it exceeded my expectations. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Not my usual read, but it sounds intense and captivating. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  5. Sounds like this was an enjoyable trilogy for you. Love when that happens!

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  6. I keep meaning to begin this series but other books keep getting in the way. This week I have Final Siege by Scarlett Cole. Happy reading!

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  7. I'm not sure if this one is for me but I hope you enjoy it! Happy weekend!

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  8. This sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! :-)

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  9. I am so glad you ended up loving this one! I am eager to read the rest of the trilogy, even more so now. Breq is such an interesting character.

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    1. Breq was one of the best parts about the trilogy, besides the politics, action, and talk about tea. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. This sounds like a very cool series! I haven't heard of it before and I am super intrigued by that beginning. I hope that you enjoy this one :)

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    1. I did enjoy Ancillary Mercy. It was a fantastic end to the trilogy. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Very different from my usual reading, I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I'll remember this title next time I want to sample something different. Thanks for sharing.
    Allison @ The Three Rs (and @ Mary Queen of Plots)

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  12. Not my type of read but glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  13. I bet you will have a hard time settling on another book once you are done with your series.

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    1. I thought so too, but then I read The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody (as well as some poetry and nonfiction). I'm kind of on a roll at this point. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Haven't heard of this one, but fantastic conclusions are always pleasant. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Thanks for giving me a new SFF series to investigate - and thanks also for exposing me to the meme. It's wonderful and hilarious.

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  16. I've got this on my tbr and I'm really looking forward to trying it! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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