A New York Times Best Seller
"This glorious series summit is suffused with the wit and the skillful eye for character that fans have come to expect from Leckie. Breq and her lieutenants are destined to be beloved giants in the space opera canon."—Publishers Weekly
"Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy is the best thing to happen to science fiction this decade, and Leckie totally sticks the landing in this stunning conclusion to the series."—Buzzfeed
"Leckie creates a grand backdrop to tell an intimate, cerebral story about identity and empowerment. ... Wraps up the story arc with plenty of room to tell many more tales in this universe. Let’s hope Leckie does."—Kirkus
For a moment, things seem to be under control for the soldier known as Breq. Then a search of Atheok Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist - someone who might be an ancillary from a ship that's been hiding beyond the empire's reach for three thousand years. Meanwhile, a messenger from the alien and 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. Anaander is heavily armed and extremely unhappy with Breq. She could take her ship and crew and flee, but that would leave everyone at Athoek in terrible danger. Breq has a desperate plan. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before.