Arkady Martine: A Desolation Called Peace (EBook, 2021, Pan Macmillam) 4 stars

An alien armada lurks on the edges of Teixcalaanli space. No one can communicate with …

Arkady Martine has outdone herself.

5 stars

Better than the first installment of the series. The characters are more rounded, the story around the first contact with an alien species can be read on many levels and is much more adapted to a SF setting than the first installment. I hope there'll be another book telling what happens with Mahit and Three Seagrass!