Three years after her famous husbandÃ¢ÂÂs death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, widowed Vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction.ÃÂ Oliver Jole, Admiral, Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways heÃ¢ÂÂd never imagined, bringing him to an unexpected crossroads in his career.
Meanwhile, Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor GregorÃ¢ÂÂs key investigators, this time dispatches himself on a mission of inquiry, into a mystery he never anticipated Ã¢ÂÂ his own mother.
Plans, wills, and expectations collide in this sparkling science-fiction social comedy, as the impact of galactic technology on the range of the possible changes all the old rules, and Miles learns that not only is the future not what he expects, neither is the past.
About Lois McMaster BujoldÃ¢ÂÂs Vorkosigan Saga:
Ã¢ÂÂFans have been clamoring for Hugo-winner Bujold to pen a new Vorkosigan Saga novel. . . her deft and absorbing writing easily corrals the complex plot.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂPublishers WeeklyonÃÂ Cryoburn
Ã¢ÂÂBujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character developmentÃ¢ÂÂ¦[E]normously satisfying.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂPublishers Weekly.
Ã¢ÂÂOne of sfÃ¢ÂÂs outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂBooklist
Ã¢ÂÂ. . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . .Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂLocus
About Vorkosigan series entryÃÂ Captain Vorpatril's Alliance:
Ã¢ÂÂ. . .this may be one of the most anticipated and long-awaited entries to BujoldÃ¢ÂÂs acclaimed Vorkosigan saga. For years fans have clamored for Ivan VorpatrilÃ¢ÂÂs story, and at last Bujold delivers something that will both thrill the devoted audience and entrance new readers . . . Longtime readers will love seeing a new side of Ivan as well as hearing his views on many of the series characters. New readers can enjoy IvanÃ¢ÂÂs story on its own . . . Essential for all SF collections and a must-read for Bujold and Vorkosigan fans.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂBooklist
About Vorkosigan series entryÃÂ Diplomatic Immunity:
Ã¢ÂÂBujold is adept at world-building and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes. . . fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂPublishers Weekly
The Vorkosigan Series 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
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
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