Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga)
Lois McMaster Bujold
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER in hardcover. With new conceal remedy for mass marketplace paperback.
a brand new installment within the award-winning Vorkosigan technology fiction event series.
Captain Ivan Vorpatril occasionally thinks that if no longer for his kin, he may have no issues in any respect. yet he has the doubtful fortune of the hyperactive Miles Vorkosigan as a cousin, which has too frequently resulted in his getting dragged into one among Miles’ schemes, with danger to lifestyles and limb—and army career—that Ivan doesn’t ponder fullyyt reasonable. a lot perform has made Ivan more proficient at warding off his mother’s less-than-subtle reminders that he could be getting married and carrying on with the Vorpatril lineage.
Fortunately, his present accountability is on this planet 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 well move wrong?
Plenty, it seems, while Byerly Vorrutyer, an secret agent for Imperial protection, exhibits 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 frequently imprecise in regards to the nature of the chance, let alone the lady’s identify, must have been Ivan’s first clue, yet Ivan isn't any extra in a position to flip apart from assisting a damsel in misery than he may withstand attempting to rescue a kitten from a tree.
It is yet a brief step down the line of excellent intentions to the tangle of Ivan’s existence, in difficulty with the Komarran professionals, together with his superiors, and with the deadly figures looking the mysterious yet wonderful Tej and her unique blue better half Rish—a tangle to check the lengths to which Ivan will move as an encouraged protector.
But even though his challenge is complex, no less than Ivan doesn’t need to fear approximately trouble from relatives. Or so he believes.
About Captain Vorpatril's Alliance:
“. . .this might be essentially the most expected and long-awaited entries to Bujold’s acclaimed Vorkosigan saga. For years enthusiasts have clamored for Ivan Vorpatril’s tale, and eventually Bujold gives you anything that might either thrill the committed 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 get pleasure from 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] incredible personality development…[E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly.
“One of sf’s extraordinary skills . . . a very good series.”—Booklist
“. . . an clever, well-crafted and punctiliously fulfilling mixture of event, sociopolitical observation, medical experiments, and coffee 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. . . fanatics might be completely gripped and certain to complete the booklet 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 loose, Diplomatic Immunity
MILES IN LOVE
contains Komarr, A Civil Campaign
contains Brothers in fingers, reflect Dance
Dire and infamous nest of guerrillas on this planet looking for his younger guy. it's solely doubtful if he had figured out town used to be secretly slated to be destroyed through the ruling ghem-junta—of which normal ghem Estif used to be now not a component, so he couldn't have had the inside track that way—and was once attempting to get him out, or if it used to be simply undesirable good fortune and undesirable timing. For all of the ironic horror of his son’s immolation, Rae did appear to take a few comfort within the coverage that it used to be now not desertion.” The 4.
In. there has been an alternate of stunner fire—” “And then the surprise,” stated Ivan Xav. “So ImpSec trigger the bomb!” “It will be demanding to calculate whose hearth did it,” stated via, a section primly, “the scene of the crime being almost immediately buried lower than a few ungodly variety of a whole lot dust. yet someone’s power beam it seems that intersected the outdated explosive. At this aspect, the flare went up big-time. one of many patrollers and one of many thugs needed to be dug out—” “Was someone heavily hurt?” Tej interrupted.
Cordonah, and that Rish and that i could make dandy bargaining chips? i've got not anything to prevent them with—nothing.” She choked down her emerging tone, refusing to show her head towards the balcony. That not anything could cease them, too actually precise. “Look, i do know they’re all weasels over there at ImpSec, yet they’re beautiful honorable weasels.” “I concept they have been a safety organization,” acknowledged Rish. “Their honor has to include placing Barrayar’s pursuits first.” Ivan shrugged a little helplessly, yet.
imagine it’ll be self-explanatory. His wife’s a gardener, see. She’s constantly trying to find whatever to stuff her toxic crops into.” He watched her slide the froth block into its outer box and affix the label, including after a second, “I’m new on the town. Yourself?” “I’ve been the following a while,” she acknowledged neutrally. “Really? i'll do with a local guide.” Dotte closed out the scanners and grew to become off the lighting as a huge trace to the laggard patron. And, bless her, lingered by means of the door to determine.
Groundcar, Ivan Xav bent and gave his Mamere a slightly formal peck at the cheek, which looked as if it would make her smile regardless of herself. He relatively was once a lot taller than her, Tej learned. woman Alys grew to become to Tej with a considerate glance. “As he may perhaps or won't have informed you, Ivan’s birthday is bobbing up subsequent week. We regularly start it with a bit deepest rite, very early within the morning. i'm hoping that he'll choose to invite you.” The startled and bemused glances girl Alys gained from either the lads for this.