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Captain Vorpatril's Alliance Limited Signed Edition (Vorkosigan Saga) (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Title:Captain Vorpatril's Alliance Limited Signed Edition (Vorkosigan Saga)
Authors:Lois McMaster Bujold
Info:Baen (2012), Edition: Ltd Sgd Sp, Hardcover, 432 pages
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Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (2012)



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Some soft science fiction, an attempted kidnapping, hidden treasure, and a bit of romance, make for a very enjoyable story here. Bujold's Vorkosigan stories have never disappointed me, and this is another good one. The characters are likeable, the setting is richly textured, the dialogue feels natural, and the plot is intriguing. It;s an enjoyable read. ( )
  DLMorrese | Oct 14, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this one. Bit fluffy & humorous; only barely SF at all. But Cpt Vorpartril and Tej & their alliance were entertaining.
  FKarr | Aug 21, 2016 |
Let me begin with a warning, do not read Captain Vorpartril's Alliance if you are new to the Vorkosigan Saga. Of all the Vorkosigan books it is this one that would benefit most with some background knowledge. It wouldn't surprise me to discover that Bujold penned this book as a thank you to her loyal addicts. For more visit: http://girlsguidetoscifi.blogspot.ca/2013/01/the-art-of-wooing-review-of-captain... ( )
  HollyBest | Jun 9, 2016 |
Loved having more of Ivan and his restful approach to big problems. Highly entertaining. ( )
  pammab | Apr 25, 2016 |
Darned tight writing and some of the snappiest dialog you are likely to find anywhere. Decent story too. But, you know what? I hate royalty so I don't much like the characters. There is apparently a cabal of voters who really want her to win yet another Hugo for this series (as was also the case with a nomination for Cryoburn last year). ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
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Ivan’s door buzzer sounded at close to Komarran midnight, just when he was unwinding enough from lingering jump lag, his screwed-up diurnal rhythm, and the day’s labors to consider sleep.
'I do not have a claustrophobia thing. I have a perfectly rational dislike of being locked up in small, dark, wet spaces by people trying to kill me.' (Ivan)
His eye fell on Simon, watching this with his mouth gone wry. 'And Simon. What the hell?' The Why was I blindsided? look was very clear in the Emperor's eye, which Ivan could only be grateful was not turned on him. Yet.

Simon gave him a beleaguered head tilt. 'You know that long lunch appointment I made with you for tomorrow?'


'I should have made it for yesterday.'
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"Captain Ivan Vorpatril is happy with his relatively uneventful bachelor's life of a staff officer to a Barrayaran Admiral. Ivan, cousin to Imperial troubleshooter Miles Vorkosigan, is not far down the hereditary list for the emperorship. Thankfully, new heirs have directed that headache elsewhere leaving Ivan to enjoy like on Komarr. But when and old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an attractive young woman Tej Arqua his chivalrous nature takes over and danger finds him once again. Tej and her half-sister Rish are fleeing the violent overthrow of their clan but it seems Tej may possess a hidden secret that could corrupt the heart of a highly regarded Barrayarn family. But none of Tej's formidable adversaries have counted on Ivan Vorpatril. Behind his facade of wry and self effacing humor lies a true and cunning protector who will never leave a distressed lady in the lurch"--… (more)

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