March 09, 2013

Jan Gephardt reviews Captain Vorpatril's Alliance"

Taking the 50-Word Review Challenge!

The book: Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
The author: Lois McMaster Bujold
The reviewer: Jan Gephardt
Available from: Barnes & Noble Books

I am a total fan of Bujold's "Vorkosigan" books, and of course I've "known" Cousin Ivan for a long time, through the checquered career of his cousin Miles--so I was pre-sold on liking this book. That said, I've been pre-sold on other stories that turned out to be a disappointment.

This one was emphatically NOT a disappointment. It's a lovely blending of rom-com and drama which I think will be especially delicious for long-time fans of the series, but which should stand alone quite well for anyone who is new to this world/universe.

Bujold's old magic came through strongly, pulling us irresistibly from one predicament to the next, and finally allowing Ivan to "shine" in his own right. This is the most reading fun I've had in at least a year.

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COVER IMAGE: Courtesy of Barnes & Noble.

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