Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Publish date: September 3rd 2013
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: Vorkosigan Saga (Publication order) 3 (#15)
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!
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...
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...
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...
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 ...