By Lois McMaster Bujold
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a brand new installment within the award-winning Vorkosigan technology fiction event series.
Captain Ivan Vorpatril occasionally thinks that if now not for his relations, he may need no issues in any respect. yet he has the doubtful fortune of the hyperactive Miles Vorkosigan as a cousin, which has too frequently ended in his getting dragged into one among Miles’ schemes, with threat to existence and limb—and army career—that Ivan doesn’t reflect on totally reasonable. a lot perform has made Ivan more proficient at heading off his mother’s less-than-subtle reminders that he can be getting married and carrying on with the Vorpatril lineage.
Fortunately, his present responsibility is in the world Komarr as employees officer to Admiral Desplains, faraway from either his cousin and his mom again on their homeworld of Barrayar. It’s a simple project and no-one is capturing at him. What may cross wrong?
Plenty, it seems, whilst Byerly Vorrutyer, an secret agent for Imperial protection, indicates up on his doorstep and asks him to make the acquaintance of a tender girl, lately arrived on Komarr, who seems at risk. That Byerly is usually obscure concerning the nature of the chance, let alone the lady’s identify, must have been Ivan’s first clue, yet Ivan isn't any extra capable of flip apart from helping a damsel in misery than he may possibly withstand attempting to rescue a kitten from a tree.
It is yet a brief step down the line of fine intentions to the tangle of Ivan’s lifestyles, in hassle with the Komarran specialists, together with his superiors, and with the deadly figures searching the mysterious yet gorgeous Tej and her unique blue spouse Rish—a tangle to check the lengths to which Ivan will cross as an encouraged protector.
But although his concern is complex, a minimum of Ivan doesn’t need to fear approximately difficulty from relatives. Or so he believes.
About Captain Vorpatril's Alliance:
“. . .this might be some of the most expected and long-awaited entries to Bujold’s acclaimed Vorkosigan saga. For years fanatics have clamored for Ivan Vorpatril’s tale, and eventually Bujold provides anything that may either thrill the dedicated viewers and front new readers . . . Longtime readers will love seeing a brand new facet of Ivan in addition to listening to his perspectives on a few of the sequence characters. New readers can take pleasure in Ivan’s tale by itself . . . crucial for all SF collections and a must-read for Bujold and Vorkosigan fans.”—Booklist
About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga:
“Fans were clamoring for Hugo-winner Bujold to pen a brand new Vorkosigan Saga novel. . . her deft and soaking up writing simply corrals the advanced plot.”—Publishers Weeklyon Cryoburn
“Bujold mixes quirky humor with motion [and] brilliant personality development…[E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly.
“One of sf’s amazing skills . . . a great series.”—Booklist
“. . . an clever, well-crafted and punctiliously enjoyable mixture of event, sociopolitical remark, clinical experiments, and low perils . . . with that additional spicing of romance. . . .”—Locus
About Vorkosigan sequence access Diplomatic Immunity:
“Bujold is adept at world-building and gives a witty, character-centered plot, choked with beautiful grace notes. . . enthusiasts may be completely gripped and sure to complete the ebook in one sitting.”—Publishers Weekly
The Vorkosigan sequence in Story-based Chronological Order
Shards of Honor
The Warrior's Apprentice
The Vor Game
Ethan of Athos
Borders of Infinity
Brothers in Arms
A Civil Campaign
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
MILES, secret & MAYHEM
contains Cetaganda, Ethan of Athos
contains The Warrior's Apprentice + stories
contains Shards of Honor, Barayarr
MILES, MUTANTS & MICROBES
contains Falling unfastened, Diplomatic Immunity
MILES IN LOVE
contains Komarr, A Civil Campaign
contains Brothers in palms, reflect Dance