Three years after her famous husbandâs death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, widowed Vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction.Â Oliver Jole, Admiral of theÂ Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways heâd never imagined, bringing him to an unexpected crossroads in his career.
Meanwhile, Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor Gregorâs key investigators, this time dispatchesÂ himselfÂ on a mission of inquiry, into a mystery he never anticipatedâhis own mother.
Plans, wills, and expectations collide in this sparkling scienceÂ fiction novel, 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 Bujoldâs Vorkosigan Saga:
âFans have been clamoring for Hugo-winner Bujold to pen a new Vorkosigan Saga novel . . . her deft and absorbing writing easily corrals the complex plot.ââPublishers WeeklyÂ onÂ Cryoburn
âBujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character development . . .Â [E]normously satisfying.ââPublishers Weekly.
âOne of sfâs outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series.ââBooklist
â. . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . .ââLocus
About Vorkosigan series entryÂ Captain Vorpatril's Alliance:
â. . . this may be one of the most anticipated and long-awaited entries to Bujoldâs acclaimed Vorkosigan saga. For years fans have clamored for Ivan Vorpatrilâs 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 Ivanâs story on its own . . . Essential for all sfÂ collections and a must-read for Bujold and Vorkosigan fans.ââBooklist
About Vorkosigan series entryÂ Diplomatic Immunity:
âBujold 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.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