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Publisher Description

A NEW NOVEL IN THE AWARD WINNING SERIES FROM MULTIPLE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD!  Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan returns to the planet that changed her destiny.


Three years after her famous husband’s death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, widowed Vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction. Oliver Jole, Admiral, Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways he’d never imagined, bringing him to an unexpected crossroads in his career.

Meanwhile, Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor Gregor’s key investigators, this time dispatches himself on a mission of inquiry, into a mystery he never anticipated – his own mother.

Plans, wills, and expectations collide in this sparkling science-fiction social comedy, as the impact of galactic technology on the range of the possible changes all the old rules, and Miles learns that not only is the future not what he expects, neither is the past.

At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
January 16
Baen Books
Baen Publishing Enterprises

Customer Reviews

Froody 2 ,

Cordelia’s Denoument

Standard Bujold, but with a lot less action than the rest of the Vorkosigan Saga. It's a relatively calm walk through of a post bereavement Cordelia establishing another relationship.

Quite an enjoyable read if you liked the rest of the series, but does look like all of the main characters are winding down.

Ed in Co ,

Bought it twice

The plot isn’t your usual save the world, but the characters are so fun, I bought it a second time after my first disappeared.

IdahoGeekette ,

Great development.

As a widow also familiar with other aspects of the story, I feel the characters journey and development is fantastic and real. We also learn a lot about how more recently seen characters are developing from an outside perspective, as well as life on Sergyar.

Fantastic short story.

The folks who are upset at the turns in the story might feel barrayaran at heart. If you might find komar or Beta Colony comfortable I think the plot will be enjoyable to you.

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