Provenance (Hardcover)

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This is the story of a young woman finding her place in the galaxy, in spite of some highly illegal behavior and a very competitive brother -- a heist novel only Ann Leckie could write: with alien treaties, space stations, and new, intricately constructed cultures. Ingray is a foster daughter, with no hope of inheritance, who is taking a desperate chance. Her traveling companions may not be who they say they are, and some archeological discoveries might put her cultural identity in jeopardy. Ann Leckie delivers a standalone gem, packed with great characters and her trademark humor and empathy.

— Ruby

The follow up to her Ancillary trilogy, Provenance is a stand-alone story set in the same universe that will provide a great read as your first (or fourth) Ann Leckie novel. It tells the story of Ingray Aughskold, adopted into a powerful family and locked in hypercompetitive struggle with her brother Danach to be chosen as their mother's successor. Ingray concocts a desperate ploy to win her mother's favor, which of course spirals quickly and wildly out of control. Provenance weaves an intricate narrative around deeply human characters and presents a fun and lighthearted read.

— Nick


Ann Leckie returns to the world of her record-breaking Imperial Radch trilogy, which won the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards, with an enthralling novel of power, 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.
For more from Ann Leckie, check out:
Imperial RadchAncillary JusticeAncillary SwordAncillary Mercy

About the Author

Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice, and its Locus Award-winning sequel Ancillary Sword. She has also published short stories in Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her story "Hesperia and Glory" was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition edited by Rich Horton.Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316388672
ISBN-10: 031638867X
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Pages: 448
Language: English