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I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

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Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie

If the pattern holds, I'm probably behind Grim. Here's hoping not too far behind.

 

So, this post isn't about this part of the book, but an earlier bit. A quote:

 

"Fleet Captain," Mercy of Kalr said in my ear, "Lieutenant Seivarden begs to remind you to be careful of your leg."

 

"Ship," I replied, silently, "my leg is reminding me itself." Which Mercy of Kalr knew. And the conversation with Seivarden, that had produced Ship's message, had happened two days before. (196)

First off, I wonder if Breq's preference for directness is due to all those years she spent as a ship and couldn't be direct.

 

Second, clever Mercy of Kalr, using Seivarden's worry as a way to communicate its own worry. I hadn't realized that Mercy of Kalr

was using Seivarden as its proxy as far back as this.

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