An ambitious young woman has just one chance to secure her future and reclaim her family's priceless lost artifacts in this stand-alone novel set in the world of Ann Leckie's groundbreaking, NYT bestselling Imperial Radch trilogy, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards.
NOMINATED FOR THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2018
NOMINATED FOR THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL 2018
Though she knows her brother holds her mother's favor, Ingrid is determined to at least be considered as heir to the family name. She hatches an audacious plan--free a thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned, and use them to help steal back a priceless artifact.
But Ingray and her charge return to her home 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 and her world, before they are lost to her for good.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The action in Provenance unfolds in the same galaxy as Ann Leckie’s best-selling Ancillary trilogy but centres on a different planet. To secure her position as heir to her family’s power and impress her mother, young Ingray decides to recover stolen ancestral relics, but her hastily assembled plan quickly goes awry. Leckie is as skilled at intimate family conflict as sweeping world-building. While Provenance has plenty of propulsive space drama, it’s also a sensitive examination of a young woman’s journey toward belonging and self-worth.
Hugo- and Nebula-winner Leckie returns to the universe of her bestselling Imperial Radch trilogy with this standalone SF thriller styled as a space opera of manners. Ingray Aughskold is determined to outdo her conniving brother and impress their demanding mother enough to be named her heir, even if that means gambling everything Ingray has. She leaves her home planet to break a famous thief out of prison and get help in a scheme to blackmail her mother's primary political opponent. But when the person she retrieves denies being the person she wants, her rash plan starts to fall apart. Matters are made worse by the fanatical pursuit of the distressingly odd ambassador of the alien Geck. Though full of the charm and wit characterizing Leckie's other works, including delightful appearances by a Radch ambassador and tantalizing hints about the upcoming conclave, this novel nevertheless doesn't quite have the depth and richness Leckie fans might expect. It's primarily an optimistic coming-of-age story, and it stumbles on some false promises along the way.