logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance - Lois McMaster Bujold
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
by: (author)
4.03 360
A new installment in the New York Times best-selling, award-winning Vorkosigan science fiction adventure series.Book Fourteen in the best-selling Vorkosigan series. GOOD INTENTIONS, BAD INTEL Captain Ivan Vorpatril sometimes thinks that if not for his family, he might have no troubles at all.... show more
A new installment in the New York Times best-selling, award-winning Vorkosigan science fiction adventure series.Book Fourteen in the best-selling Vorkosigan series. GOOD INTENTIONS, BAD INTEL Captain Ivan Vorpatril sometimes thinks that if not for his family, he might have no troubles at all. But he has the dubious fortune of the hyperactive Miles Vorkosigan as a cousin, which has too-often led to his getting dragged into one of Miles’ schemes, with risk to life and limb—and military career—that Ivan doesn’t consider entirely fair. Although much practice has made Ivan more adept at fending off his mother’s less-than-subtle reminders that he should be getting married and continuing the Vorpatril lineage. Fortunately, his current duty is on the planet Komarr as staff officer to Admiral Desplains, far from both his cousin and his mother back on their homeworld of Barrayar. It’s an easy assignment and nobody is shooting at him. What could go wrong? Plenty, it turns out, when Byerly Vorrutyer, an undercover agent for Imperial Security, shows up on his doorstep and asks him to make the acquaintance of a young woman, recently arrived on Komarr, who seems to be in danger. That Byerly is characteristically vague about the nature of the danger, not to mention the lady’s name, should have been Ivan’s first clue, but Ivan is no more able to turn aside from aiding a damsel in distress than he could resist trying to rescue a kitten from a tree. It is but a short step down the road of good intentions to the tangle of Ivan’s life, in trouble with the Komarran authorities, with his superiors, and with the lethal figures hunting the mysterious but lovely Tej and her exotic blue companion Rish—a tangle to test the lengths to which Ivan will go as an inspired protector. But though his predicament is complicated, at least Ivan doesn’t have to worry about hassle from family. Or so he believes . . . About Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga:  “Fans have been clamoring for Hugo winner Bujold to pen a new Vorkosigan Saga novel. . . her deft and absorbing writing easily corrals the complex plot.”—Publishers Weekly on Cryoburn  “Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character development…[E]normously satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly. “One of sf’s outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series.”—Booklist “. . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . .”—Locus About Vorkosigan series entry Diplomatic Immunity: “Bujold 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.”—Publishers Weekly
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781451638455 (1451638450)
Publisher: Baen
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
Series: Vorkosigan Saga (Publication order) 3 (#15)
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Roving Book Club
Roving Book Club rated it
3.5 Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
Read by Tiffany: Although technically one of a long-running series, this title stands alone nicely and apparently focuses on a bit-player - Ivan Vorpatril. The tone is wry and the pace is cracking, until about the last 50 or so pages when it takes FOREVER to wrap up!
phoenixfalls
phoenixfalls rated it
4.0 Book Review: Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Overall Satisfaction: ★★★★ Intellectual Satisfaction: ★★★★ Emotional Satisfaction: ★★★★Read this for: The charactersDon't read this for: The world-building? The prose? I don't know, nothing stands out as exceptional but nothing stands out as awful either.Bechdel Test: PassJohnson Test: FailBooks I...
Standing Delivery - Ravings of a Technomancer
Standing Delivery - Ravings of a Technomancer rated it
3.5 Almost...but...
Ivan has grown up, and when not crouched in Miles's shadow, his heroism and versatility show through for a fun romp through the Barrayar we've come to know and love.The book really starts when Byerley--no-goodnik cousin to Dono, Richars, Miles, Ivan, and half the High Vor--shows up to recruit Ivan's...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
4.0
I should have read Cryoburn last, because you-know-who isn't dead. At first I was confused until I looked at the book for reading order. For some reason I thought this was the last book. Finally Ivan finds some happiness and doesn't seem to be dodging other people with high ambitions or Miles with h...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures)
This is the latest of (so far) 15 books in the Vorkosigan Saga, the 14th in chronological order. If you've never read a book in this space opera series, you're in for a treat--and arguably this could stand alone. (Though I think it is more fun if you get references to prior books, and I don't think ...
Other editions (12)
Books by Lois McMaster Bujold
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?