“Betrayer! Long ago we promised/ To exchange equally, gift for gift./ Take this curse: What you destroy will destroy you.”
Not nearly as good as the opening Ancillary Justice. In fact, the reader in a hurry could read that book and skip to the trilogy-concluding Ancillary Mercy and miss very little. Except development of who Breq is and the odd people and events swept along in her wake.
“Water will wear away stone, but it won’t cook supper.”
The writing is good, if repetitive. Way too much recapitulation of what’s gone on before. Breq sounds more like Yoda or Computer as the stories progress.
“Memory is an event horizon. What’s caught in it is gone but it’s always there.”