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.
Read Online or Download Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Adventure) PDF
Best science fiction & fantasy books
The good fortune of Relian Kru. up to now this morning Relian Kru has damaged 3 goblets, torn his most sensible doublet, and been insulted by way of a snake. and people are the failures he understands approximately! What he does not recognize is that he been condemned to demise for dressing badly, and that the kindly sorcerer who invited him to dinner really has in brain anything a section extra everlasting than a trifling meal- like everlasting slavery.
Nathan Brazil have been the parent of the good of Souls, the place the good World's grasp regulate lay. yet now the universe confronted a chance extra grave than mere destruction: An unnamed and completely alien entity had one way or the other been published from its old legal and was once bent at the corruption of the good global itself.
Laura Black is a druid who can switch her visual appeal. She is either the Fey Guild's public kin director and a undercover agent for the foreign protection organisation. And now she'll need to opt for the place her loyalties lie while a political struggle breaks out among the fey and human populations. ..
In a global the place know-how is magic, and conflict is the single lifestyle, Talyn is a soldier, certainly one of hundreds of thousands educated from youth to guard her state from the monarchist Eastil, who could remove the own freedoms of the Tonk. Talyn some time past embraced her destiny: to die in conflict. it is a struggle of magic, no longer of swords, and the battles are fought deep contained in the View, a spot the place the magic inherent in every thing and everybody is actualized.
- Doctor Who: Timeless
- Doctor Who: The Taking of Planet 5 (Doctor Who (BBC))
- The Pet Plague (Pet Plague 1)
- Until Relieved (The Lucky 13th)
- Shanghai Education (Shanghai Series), 1st Edition
Additional info for Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Adventure)
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.