Captain Vorpatril's Alliance [NOOK Book]

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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 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 ...
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Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148421443
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 11/15/2012
  • Series: The Vorkosigan Saga, #14
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 26,310
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lois McMaster Bujold burst upon the science fiction world in 1986 with the first of the Vorkosigan Saga novels, Shards of Honor, closely followed by The Warrior's Apprentice, which introduced Miles Vorkosigan, the hyperkinetic military genius with bones of glass. She has won an unprecedented four Hugo Awards for works in the Vorkosigan Saga. Bujold has published sixteen novels to date, all but one with Baen Books. The mother of two, Bujold lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Now that the yoke of being the Count has settled firmly on Miles

    Now that the yoke of being the Count has settled firmly on Miles' shoulders,
    Lois has turned her writing skills to the various cousins and characters that have adorned the pages of Miles' adventures. 
    This is good! I have often thought: 'that character is interesting, I'd like to know more about them.'
    I suppose that is a tribute to how well she draws all her characters, and not just the central one. 
    OK, if you're a diehard Miles fan (and who isn't?), you'll start off "Where's Miles?"
    However, you'll soon find yourself drawn into the story and familiar characters at hand.
    Afterall, Lois McMaster Bujold is a great story teller. And that's why you came. Isn't it?  

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Fun

    Another fun Vorkosigan book. Most similar to A Civil Campaign so if you enjoyed that this is a must.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2014

    I love this book! Ivan finally gets married - and is not as idi

    I love this book! Ivan finally gets married - and is not as idiotic as he tries to appear. This with Memory and Civil Campaign are by far my favorite Bujold books. I already have the print copies but want to reread them while traveling and the print takes up too much room. Hooray for Ivan!

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  • Posted January 19, 2014

    Vor Saga Masterpiece

    This is so good that I read it three times in the first week I had it. I have been wondering when she would finally get Ivan wedded. It fits into the Vor Saga even though Miles is not the main character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    This is a long awaited must read for all Bujold fans.

    Bujold is one of the best writers in the world. No hyperbaly, just fact. She never disappoints. Whether or not you have followed the lives in this universe from the beginning, or are here for the first time, you will love this book.
    VerityJDL

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    Great book

    Very good and kept me up nights reading it. But should start with the entire Vorkorsigan series from the beginning and work to this book and it will be more understandable. The series is also excellently written.

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