Another super good story from Aliette’s Xuya universe. I’m thinking this is probably the longest one so far: it’ll certainly keep you occupied for a good while.
Our protagonist, and her mindship friend, have both come back from the dead (that’s the exile bit) hell set on revenge against those who executed them. But revenge isn’t quite as straight forward as they would like it to be.
If you haven’t read any Xuya stories yet then get yourself over to Aliette’s “all things Xuya page” and find out where to start and what it’s all about. Basically, it’s just really good sci-fi, from a really good writer, with a wonderful Asian flavour to it all.