"Considering the circumstances, you could use another lieutenant."
"In my quarters, Kalr Five, disquieted by the day's events but of course expressionless, had my supper waiting for me --a bowl of skel and a flask of water, common soldier's mess."
From Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie. Her first book Ancillary Justice won the Hugo and just about every other Science Fiction award in 2013. I loved the book so had Ancillary Sword on reserve at my local library before it was even processed. It is next on my reading list. Like any second book in a series it has a lot to live up to. I have to admit the two quotes really don't tell me much.