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Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga, #15) - Lois McMaster Bujold
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga, #15)
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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... show more
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 his life on Komarr, far from the Byzantine court politics of his home system. But when an old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an attractive young woman who may be on the hit list of a criminal syndicate, Ivan's chivalrous nature takes over. It seems danger and adventures have once more found Captain Vorpatril.Tej Arqua and her half-sister and servant Rish are fleeing the violent overthrow of their clan on free-for-all planet Jackson's Whole. Now it seems Tej may possess a hidden secret of which even she may not be aware. It's a secret that could corrupt the heart of a highly regarded Barayarran family and provide the final advantage for the thugs who seek to overthrow Tej's homeworld.But none of Tej's formidable adversaries have counted on Ivan Vorpatril. For behind Ivan's façade of wry and self effacing humor lies a true and cunning protector who will never leave a distressed lady in the lurch—up to and including making the ultimate sacrifice to keep her from harm: the treasured and hardwon freedom from his own fate as a scion of Barrayar.At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00AP9RQE4
Publisher: Baen Books
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: Vorkosigan Saga (Publication order) 3 (#15)
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fruitcakes
fruitcakes rated it
5.0 Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
I held off reading this one for ages because I was afraid it'd be another like Diplomatic Immunity, but no this was a delight. LOVED seeing Ivan alone ish, LOVED the Jacksonians, loved Tej. I'm also a sucker for marriage of convenience.
fruitcakes
fruitcakes rated it
5.0 Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
I held off reading this one for ages because I was afraid it'd be another like Diplomatic Immunity, but no this was a delight. LOVED seeing Ivan alone ish, LOVED the Jacksonians, loved Tej. I'm also a sucker for marriage of convenience.
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...
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