I would also like to read Provenance by Ann Leckie. This Exciting science-fiction novel is the follow-up to Ann Leckie’s debut, Ancillary Justice, which is the only book to ever win all three of science fiction’s biggest awards (the Hugo, the Nebula and the Arthur C. Clarke). Provenance features a power-driven young woman who has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artefacts prized by her people. She must free a thief named Ingray from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned. Ingray and her charge discover that their home planet is in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray’s future, her family, and her world, before it’s too late.
Wizard’s Forge by A.M.Justice
would also like to read Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice. This is the first book in The Woern Saga, a compelling Science-fiction fantasy thriller featuring war, kidnapping, revenge and redemption. It is set Three thousand years ago and begins after a crew of mineral miners set out on a mission from Earth to the planet of Gomorrah but do not make it to their destination. So Captain Wong of the shuttle Elesendar makes an emergency stop in the orbit of a planet referred to “Knownearth.” The search the planet for iron, copper and other ores so that they might be able to repair the Elesendar’s failed drives. However they were unable to make the needed repairs and settled on the planet. Now descendants of marooned space travelers are fighting a war against a cruel tyrant.
Meanwhile Shy scholar Victoria Vic,” intends to become a Logkeeper. Logkeepers are in charge of preserving every record their predecessors had from space logs, to information about their space travels and home planet. The hope with this memorization and recitation is to keep all people aware of the history and remembering equations for the precise targeting of a wormhole in case they might be able to someday use it
However Victoria’s dreams are shattered when she finds herself drawn into the conflict when pirates kidnap and sell her as a slave to the sadistic tyrant behind it. He holds her prisoner in a tower, subjecting her to months of psychological torture. Her experience of slavery completely transforms her and she develops a powerful zeal for revenge. so After seizing an opportunity to escape, Vic joins the fight against her former captor and begins walking a bloody path toward revenge.
As the Blade, Vic gains glory raiding her enemy’s forces, but the ordeal in his tower haunts her and she loses the courage to love because she is continually haunted by the gruesome experience and these Bitter memories keep her from returning the love of the kindhearted Prince Ashel, whose family has fended off the tyrant’s invading army for a generation. When enemy soldiers capture Ashel, Vic embarks on a quest to rescue him and, on the journey, discovers a source of spectacular power. With wizardry, Vic can rescue the prince, end the war, and wreak the vengeance she craves, but she might also destroy her only chance for peace.