I read book two of TOADS – The Ancillary after the author sent me a copy after my review of book one (TOADS SOP) I hadn’t cared for the ending of book one. While the TOADS series doesn’t end with The Ancillary, I definitely liked the ending better than SOP.
The Ancillary storyline was tighter, and I feel much more interesting than SOP. It been my experience that the sophomore book isn’t as good as the debut, but The Ancillary is a great book and a great story.
I went from reluctantly reading The Ancillary, to looking forward to Sword of Blue. I rated SOP three stars, and I’m gonna bump the rating for The Ancillary to four stars because David Kristoph upped his game.