Provenance (2022)

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  • Author: Ann Leckie
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  1. Ann Leckie s new novel is still set in the Imperial Radch universe, but don t be fooled It s a very focused novel that details issues of family, inheritance, cultural relevance, and politics while completely surrounded by aliens and odd s Indeed, this novel is of a comedy of manners than anything else, but there s also a bit of the mystery, murder, and mayhem as well.Out of the original trilogy, I felt like this one matched the feel and fun of the third novel Even so, I can t even begin to desc [...]

  2. 3.75ish stars I went into this expecting it to be dense and complex and maybe even a little challenging, based on descriptions of the author s Imperial Radch series that shares a universe with this book While the universe itself is quite intricate, including alien races, cultures, and detailed political intrigue involving several parties the details of which I occasionally skimmed over , it was honestly a lot less intense than it could have been Comparing its accessibility to a couple other spac [...]

  3. Now that the Strong Female Protagonist meaning, what happens when a lazy writer writes a female action hero that is basically just a stereotypical male action hero with girl parts has become a tired clich , it is something of a subversive pleasure to follow Ingray, the heroine of Ann Leckie s new novel Provenance, who is clever and resourceful and likeable, but who also makes as many bad decisions as good ones, is riddled with anxiety, and is nearly always on the verge of bursting into tears Ing [...]

  4. Review from Tenacious Reader tenaciousreader 2017 0Leckie s first trilogy is amazing, which sets a high bar for this new book I am thrilled to say Provenance delivered than I expected even with the high expectations set by the previous books I love the unique world Leckie has crafted, the unconventional genderizations or lack there of that exists in some of the worlds and how that challenges readers to drop their own gender expectations and assignments This continues in this new standalone nove [...]

  5. Wow, Ann Leckie surprise She s written a classic comedy of manners, with added adventure sprinkles What fun Lovely new protagonist, Ingray, whom I saw in my mind throughout the book as Ann Leckie herself WOOT We start with a well written standard sci fi adventure setup Interesting character, familiar Raadch universe, great stuff Then things start to go wrong and before you know it, the pacing grows faster and fun Throughout the book, there is a lightness to the action and settings, wonderfully [...]

  6. 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2017 11 21 While I ve read and enjoyed Ann Leckie s Imperial Radch trilogy, I confess I probably wasn t as enad with it as the majority of readers Despite the inventive and original ideas and the brilliant way there were executed, I really struggled with the pacing and there were also times where the narrative style made me feel completely out of my depth And so when Provenance came out, I felt torn as to whether or not to read it Eventually though [...]

  7. A return to the universe of the Ancillary books but outside the Radch The setting for most of the book is the planet Hwae whose people are known for their reverence of relics called vestiges from the destroyed civilization that they re descendants of The story picks up with Ingray Aughskold, an ambitious upper class woman s cunning plan to retrieve a convicted thief from off world detention to reveal the location of vestiges e apparently stole The thief, Pahlad Budrakim is a third gender, neman, [...]

  8. I was torn between it was okay 2 stars and I liked it 3 stars For the most part, the book was a tedious slog with an uninspiring protagonist no matter how much all the other characters kept telling us she was awesome So why did I waver with 3 Because Leckie decided not to milk Breq for another volume Because tea played only a minor role that was replaced by Sherbet, Instant Noodles, and novelty glass blocks Because the first 25% of the book actually was gripping What was missing was any real cha [...]

  9. This wasn t what I expected it s sort of Ann Leckie channeling Lois Bujold But I found that I m happy this standalone lives in the same universe after, for those wondering as the Ancillary books This one is possibly charming human, if less effective if lacks the brutality of Justice.I want her to keep doing here I wouldn t be surprised if the next book was a new story in the events shortly after this one adding to this, since it came out from a discussion I realized this reminds me a lot of S [...]

  10. Not going to say much, other than I enjoyed this and was frequently amused by all the culture collisions of different aliens, and the vestiges, and following Ingray around as she starts on a plan that very quickly transforms into other plans, which intersect with treaty violations, a murder investigation, theft, family shenanigans, planetary and interplanetary intrigue, and new relationships And spider mechs Lighter in tone than the Ancillary series the fallout from which is referenced in this b [...]

  11. Thoroughly enjoyed this space opera comedy of manners, set in the author s Radch universe.It kind of reminded me of Lois McMaster Bujold a bit though I think the worldbuilding is a step complex than Bujold s, the emotional grip isn t as strong Even so, the story carried me along as Ingray, our main character, goes from an ambitious but fairly clueless young adult to someone just grasping competence, and beginning to think strategically.All the side characters were fun, and of course there was L [...]

  12. Like many, I loved Leckie s trilogy and looked forward to this new instalment The novel is set in the same universe but focuses on new players that have nothing to do with the events of the other books Additionally, the style is different too, which is perhaps due to the personality of our narrator, Ingray Here we have an unassuming protagonist jostled about by stronger characters, thrown into deep waters, some of her choosing It took me a while to get into this book, but after getting accustome [...]

  13. Similar in some ways to her excellent Ancillary series, but different in others I liked it but less than I did the series.Provenance is certainly set in the same universe we are used to and comes with the same kinds of space travel, high tech communications and non gender characters However this book is a much quieter read It starts brilliantly with one of the main characters, Ingray, trying to smuggle a person between planets Some of the situations experienced are comedic and some are tense and [...]

  14. You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.All rise as bestselling author Ann Leckie enters the court with her new novel Provenance After her greatly appreciated Imperial Radch trilogy, kicked things off with Ancillary Justice, the author brings us this brand new space opera story filled with politics for fans to rejoice at In Provenance, the story follows a young woman, Ingray Aughskold as she takes great means to get her hands on something that could help her make a name out of herself [...]

  15. Eeeeeeeee Leckie has followed up her record breaking Imperial Radch series with a fun, fast novel of power and birthright A young woman must regain status and power to save her world, but she needs the help of a thief to do it INSERT CAPERS HERE There s a prison planet, priceless artifacts, political turmoil, heists, and interstellar conflict It has all the ingredients needed to make this an amazing book Not that you needed me to tell you Ann Leckie is amazing Run, don t walk, to pick it up Back [...]

  16. 3.5 Loved exploring the new cultures and storylines in this scifi world that Leckie has created I enjoyed the protagonist but probably not as much as Breq Very cool buildup, with great small cast of characters Very initmate in style and tale as compared to her previous trilogy Funny, poignant and stimulating which was all contributed by her great writing I did feel like around the 2 3 mark it just lost steam and plot Became a little too dialogue centric without really contributing to the plot De [...]

  17. It was neat seeing a new and entirely different culture in this universe Leckie makes aliens so very alien they always capture my interest And this was a fun story basically a heist caper murder mystery in a complex setting.

  18. Some nice plot twists early on At first the story comes off as a heist story, then moves into a murder mystery with a conspiracy plot and moves on Leckie s world building is great So complex and imaginative And the plot just keeps making turns and twists and all of a sudden you are off into a totally different direction.A little spoilerish from here on outI wonder if there will be a sequel If so, I hope besides Ingray we will also see of Tic and Garal And the ambassador She was a hoot Spider or [...]

  19. I m giving this 3.5 stars This is my first experience with Ann Leckie I do wonder if I might have enjoyed it if I had started with the Imperial Radch series I have Ancillary Justice on my Kindle so I ll be starting that one soon anyway, but depending on how I like that one I may revisit this in the future.The premise is this Ingray is a foster child of Prolocutor Netano who is forced to compete with her foster brother Danach for the right to be named heir Danach is charismatic and conniving and [...]

  20. A copy of this book was supplied by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.More of a 1.5, but I d rather Radchaai fans not tear me to shreds, so it s a 2 It s not a terrible book But it s hardly deserved of the mountains of praise that s been heaped on this thing The novel starts slow, and doesn t do much to pick up the pace This wouldn t be a problem, were the characters half as compelling as they should be, given their backstory Ingray, a woman raised in a cutthroat political climate a [...]

  21. If you don t go in to this expecting to be challenged with brilliance, you ll probably enjoy it very much Despite being set in the same story universe as her Imperial Radch trilogy, Provenance is of a much lighter tone, and is much accessible I struggled with massive confusion for about the first quarter of Ancillary Justice before I caught on, but not so here I had fun with it, but it didn t knock my socks off and I don t think it was supposed to.Our main character is Ingray Aughskold, whose a [...]

  22. The book s called Provenance, and it s a perfect title, because where things or people come from and what who they really are is a central theme The main character, Ingray, is the daughter of a powerful politician from the Hwae system only actually she s a child from a public cr che, and that sense of her own insignificant roots weighs heavily on her and affects her actions Hwae society is very wrapped up in what they call vestiges, a term that indicates everything from historical artifacts to p [...]

  23. I m a bit disappointed in this one It definitely doesn t measure up to the Ancillary trilogy I started off really liking this book until about half way through, and then things took a completely different turn into tedious politics and a long, drawn out, and contrived resolution to situation at the end of the book I did not like the main character I wish I had a dollar every time she cried or mentioned her hairpins I d have 500 at least The hairpins were mentioned so often that I thought they wo [...]

  24. Originally published at Reading RealityProvenance was awesome I mean like stay up half the night, read in the bathroom at work awesome I m not sure it matches the blurb AT ALL, but I loved every minute of it.It also reminded me than a bit of John Scalzi s The Collapsing Empire, but I m absolutely not sure why It just did And since I loved that too, it s a good thing.Although it was a bit hard to tell from the promos, Provenance is part of the Imperial Radch of Ancillary Justice Well, it is in t [...]

  25. Provenance is not Ancillary Provenance, for sure The main character is very different from Breq human, for one thing, and rather less capable, for another She s immature and she doesn t yet know herself, her own capabilities or her own strength I can sort of understand some reviews who found her a bit of a wet blanket, especially if you know Breq already But I enjoyed the, well, human character, in this context Admittedly, though, Ingray is not my favourite thing about this novel That would be [...]

  26. Here s NK Jemisin s NYT review nytimes 2017 09 06 bo the book is a perfect follow up to the trilogy, because it is effectively a comedy of manners It does get convoluted Provenance feels clumsier than the Radch novels in many ways, possibly because there are fewer galaxy or character transforming moments to pull the reader along Still, the novel stands well as a sort of thematic coda to the Radch trilogy Washington Post s Everdeen Mason has similar remarks, washingtonpost entert

  27. Ahoy there mateys I have been a fan of Ann Leckie ever since I read her debut novel And what a doozy that one was It still be one of me all time favourites ever In fact, I featured and gushed about this author in me Broadside No 16 due to provenance coming out And now I finally read her newest book Hooray I must start by saying that I loved it The characters, writing, plot, and world are so well done While the story about Ingray was fabulous and plot twisty and stellar and just plain fun, what I [...]

  28. I really enjoyed being back in the world of the Imperial Radch trilogy I m worried that because this is a stand alone, many will want to read this to try out Leckie s work This would be a huge mistake Not only does this stand alone pick up, timeline wise, right after the events of the IR trilogy, but the political climate in this book is, in my opinion, complicated than in the trilogy I foresee many people being put off by the complicated politics in Provenance, not having the background provid [...]

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