Fresh from her Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Clarke award-winning debut trilogy, renowned author Ann Leckie returns with a brand new story of power, theft, privilege and birthright set in the world of Ancillary Justice. Ingray has just one chance to make her name and earn the esteem of her politically powerful mother. She must - in secret - regain priceless lost artifacts, bartering for the life of a criminal exiled to Shadow, a prison from which no one has ever returned. The prisoner is the thief who stole these artefacts years before. Ingray and her charge will return home to find their planet in political turmoil at the heart of an escalating intergalactic 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.