Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. All well and good, so long as they kept to themselves.ÃÂ But now the Kibou-daini are attempting to franchise out their Fountain of Youth wares to the rest of the galaxy and the BarrayarÃÂ Galactic Empire is none too pleased with the implications.ÃÂ
Cue Miles Vorkosigan, malformed royal troublemakerÃ¢ÂÂbut also heir and savior of empire. On Kibou-daini, Miles unearths a war of generations as the oldsters in charge refuse to die and their descendants threaten outright patricide, matricide and maybe even genocideÃ¢ÂÂthe prize being a big fat slice of the immortality pie.ÃÂ Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnappingÃ¢ÂÂsomething is rotten on Kibou-daini, and Miles is up to his neck in trouble and adventure once more.
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 Weekly
About Lois McMaster BujoldÃ¢ÂÂs Vorkosigan Saga:
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 entry 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
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