Download Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Adventure) by Lois McMaster Bujold PDF

Download Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Adventure) by Lois McMaster Bujold PDF

By Lois McMaster Bujold

Whilst the Cetagandan empress dies, Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin Ivan are despatched to Cetaganda for her funeral as diplomatic representatives of Barrayar. Upon arrival, the 2 males are inexplicably attacked through a servant of the past due empress. while an analogous servant turns up useless tomorrow, Miles and Ivan locate themselves in the course of a secret.

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But then we would not be here,” Ivan pointed out logically. “We’d both be on duty hunkering down in some defensive outpost right now, while the prince-candidates’ factions fought it out. This is better. ” “Anyway, we’re just supposed to observe. And report. What or why, I don’t know. ” Ivan groaned. “How I spent my holiday, by little Ivan Vorpatril, age twenty-two. ” Miles’s own twenty-third birthday would be following Ivan’s soon. If this tedious duty ran to schedule, he should actually be back home in time for a celebration, for a change.

The intruder clutched wildly, not at his vest but at his right trouser pocket, but Ivan managed to knock the glittering nerve disrupter from his hand. The nerve disruptor tumbled away and whanged off the other side of the cabin, now a random threat to everyone aboard. Miles had always been terrified of nerve disrupters, but never before as a projectile weapon. It took two more cross-cabin ricochets for him to snatch it out of the air without accidentally shooting himself or Ivan. The weapon was undersized but charged and deadly.

It was the Ivan-effect, Miles decided glumly. They mounted stairs toward a buffet, cut off from getting to hear whatever private comments the two older men went on to exchange. Probably just social pleasantries, but still . . Miles and Ivan sampled the hors d’oeuvres, which were dainty but abundant, and selected drinks. Ivan chose a famous Marilacan wine. Miles, conscious of the flimsy in his pocket, chose black coffee. They abandoned each other with a silent wave, each to circulate after his own fashion.

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