When the Cetagandan empress dies, Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin Ivan are sent to Cetaganda for her funeral as diplomatic representatives of Barrayar. Upon arrival, the two men are inexplicably attacked by a servant of the late empress. When the same servant turns up dead the next day, Miles and... show more
When the Cetagandan empress dies, Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin Ivan are sent to Cetaganda for her funeral as diplomatic representatives of Barrayar. Upon arrival, the two men are inexplicably attacked by a servant of the late empress. When the same servant turns up dead the next day, Miles and Ivan find themselves in the middle of a mystery. Miles tries to play detective in a strange, complicated, and deceptively alien culture, while lascivious Ivan manages to get himself involved with several noble females at the same time, a diplomatic no-no of the first order. As the plot thickens, it becomes clear that it's up to Miles to save the empire. With her usual skill, Bujold addresses timeless issues of human identity through the personal dramas of her characters.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 1st 1996
Pages no: 302
Edition language: English
Series: Vorkosigan Saga (Publication order) 3 (#9)
This is my second time reading this novel - and let's just say: Bujold's books are eminently re-readable. No matter whether you've read them once already (like this one 12 or so years ago) or multiple times (like Cordelia's Honor, Memory, A Civil Campaign)... love her writing style, her Miles-voice,...
I liked this even more than the usual space battle-rich stories about Miles.
Cetaganda is the fifth story in the Vorkosigan Saga, a space opera series by Bujold. By this time a whole lot of story has passed, and I wouldn't try reading this novel as a standalone. This is a favorite series of mine, primarily for it's foremost character, Miles Vorkosigan. Miles is born with nea...
Another great book in the series. I love Miles and his adventures. He's a magnet for trouble and it's a miracle that he comes out of them in a better position ! This one wasn't as exciting(I wasn't on the edge of my seat chewing my nails when listening ,just chewing my nails:P ) as the other ones b...
Cetaganda doesn't have the manic energy of The Warrior's Apprentice, which retains top spot as my favourite Vorkosigan book so far. It lacks that pell-mell, out-of-control sense of urgency that I absolutely fell in love with. But it is still a solid entry into the series, and Miles remains an incred...