Won the 2020 Hugo for Best Novel. Ambassador Mahit Dzmare is posted far from her mining station home, to the Empire's glorious capital. Yet when she arrives, she discovers her predecessor was murdered. But no-one will admit his death wasn't accidental - and she might be next. Mahit must navigate the capital's deadly halls of power, while hunting the killer. She must also somehow stop the Empire from annexing her fiercely independent colony. As she sinks deeper into this seductive yet unfamiliar culture, Mahit engages in intrigues of her own. For she's hiding an extraordinary technological secret, one which might destroy her station and its way of life.Or it might save them all from annihilation.
Series2 primary books
Teixcalaan is a 2-book series with 2 primary works first released in 2019 with contributions by Arkady Martine.
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Loved the story. Really enjoyed learning about the two cultures; though I wish we'd gotten more ... well, political scenes and less running around in danger. I enjoy witty repartee and seeing characters use their keen observational (and conversational) skills to get ahead of their enemies.
This was a fantastic foray into sci-fi that deals with political intrigue. The two cultures that we experience were different enough thst they truly did feel alien to each despite being human. I loom forward to the next book.