Captain Vorpatril's Alliance Hardcover – Nov 6 2012
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About the Author
A science fiction legend, Lois McMaster Bujold has won six Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. Her Miles Vorkosigan saga is a hugely popular science fiction mainstay with multiple New York Times bestsellers including previous entries, Cryoburn and Diplomatic Immunity. The mother of two, Ms. Bujold lives in
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I was not at all disappointed. This one was a riot.
The book can basically be divided into quarters. The first quarter introduces all of the new characters, gives details on Ivan's current career standing - and surprise! he is doing quite well thank you - and delivers laughs and plot twists fastly and furiously.
The second quarter is possibly my favorite, as Ivan returns to Barrayar and renews acquaintances with Miles, Gregor, Alys, Simon, and others. This portion of the book rivals Civil Campaign for fantastic dialogue and the reinforcement of Vorish duties and expectations. The previous (set further in the future) installment of the series, Cryoburn, lacked this reconnection with older characters (aside from Roic and Raven) and despite the jaw-dropping ending in Cryoburn, this lack proved a bit of a disappointment for long-time fans. There are no such concerns here.
The third quarter brings a massive plot twist. For a wee while I was afraid that the first half of the book might prove to be the more enjoyable, but things began to pick themselves up and then came:
The last quarter, where the full dryness of Barrayaran humour comes out and mayhem ensues.
Most recent customer reviews
As always Bujold doesn't disappoint with humour action and suspence from the beginning.Published 18 months ago by lorettamerry
And it ties up some of the loose threads which have been lurking in the story cycle. Wonderful and funny and a must have.Published 20 months ago by Robert T. Boyter
Finally a fitting continuation to the Vorkosigan saga. Much better than Cryoburn. I would love to more and more books about Vorkosigans and their extended family.Published on July 3 2013 by VanIsleReader