Since the publication of Ancillary Justice, her 2013 Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke award-winning science fiction epic, Ann Leckie has stood out as an author who takes chances. Based on that reputation, it should probably come as no surprise that Leckie’s first foray into fantasy is similarly unconventional. Believe it or not, this is a story written from the perspective of a rock containing the consciousness of a god! The tale veers between philosophical chats between minor deities and intense political intrigue in the court of a mysterious power taking the shape of a Raven. For those who like rule-breaking, cerebral fantasy narratives that make you think about history, culture and the origins of magic, this is a story that will challenge your expectations.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)