By Lois McMaster Bujold
Following her marriage to the infamous 'Butcher of Komarr', Lord Aral Vorkosigan, Captain Cordelia Naismith has develop into an outcast on her personal global. ailing of strive against and betrayal, she is able to cool down to a quiet existence on Barrayar, interrupted simply through the occasional ceremonial appearances required of the woman Vorkosigan. a minimum of, that used to be the plan...With the loss of life of the emperor, Aral has develop into Regent for the newborn inheritor to the throne of Barrayar, therefore making him - and his kinfolk - a goal for traitors and malcontents. It takes yet one lapse within the consistent, lethal video game of palace intrigue for issues to move extraordinarily incorrect. An assassination test at the younger emperor fails however the poison fuel used does discover a sufferer: the pregnant Cordelia. the woman Vorkosigan herself is unhurt, however the fuel heavily impacts the expansion and improvement in their unborn baby, Miles. Irreparable cell-damage implies that the inheritor to deal with Vorkosigan is born with bones which are, and may constantly be, unnaturally brittle, and he'll by no means stand taller than his mother's shoulder. yet what he lacks in power, the younger Miles greater than makes up for in spirit. Neither Aral nor Cordelia might be able to bet the half their fragile son is destined to play sooner or later of the empire...
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