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The Curse of Chalion (World of the Five Gods, #1)

The Curse of Chalion (World of the Five Gods, #1) Description:

A man broken in body and spirit Cazaril has returned to the noble household he once served as page and is named to his great surprise as the secretary tutor to the beautiful strong willed sister of the impetuous boy who is next in line to rule br br It is an assignment Cazaril dreads for it will ultimately lead him to the place he fears most the royal court of Cardegoss where the powerful enemies who once placed him in chains now occupy lofty positions In addition to the traitorous intrigues of villains Cazaril and the Royesse Iselle are faced with a sinister curse that hangs like a sword over the entire blighted House of Chalion and all who stand in their circle Only by employing the darkest most forbidden of magics can Cazaril hope to protect his royal charge an act that will mark the loyal damaged servant as a tool of the miraculous and trap him flesh and soul in a maze of demonic paradox damnation and death

Rating: 3.54 out of 5

Barrayar (Vorkosigan Saga, #7)

Barrayar (Vorkosigan Saga, #7) Description:

On opposing sides Captain Cordelia Naismith and Admiral Lord Aral Vorkosigan marry and live in aristocratic splendor on his home planet Barrayar Cordelia agrees with the dying old emperor that the Empire would be better if Aral would serve but he knows secrets she does not

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

Shards of Honour (Vorkosigan Saga, #1)

Shards of Honour  (Vorkosigan Saga, #1) Description:

When Cordelia Naismith and her survey crew are attacked by a renegade group from Barrayar she is taken prisoner by Aral Vorkosigan commander of the Barrayan ship that has been taken over by an ambitious and ruthless crew member Aral and Cordelia survive countless mishaps while their mutual admiration and even stronger feelings emerge

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

The Warrior's Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga, #2)

The Warrior's Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga, #2) Description:

Between the seemingly impossible tasks of living up to his warrior father s legend and surmounting his own physical limitations Miles Vorkosigan faces some truly daunting challenges br br Shortly after his arrival on Beta Colony Miles unexpectedly finds himself the owner of an obsolete freighter and in more debt than he ever thought possible Propelled by his manic forward momentum the ever inventive Miles creates a new identity for himself as the commander of his own mercenary fleet to obtain a lucrative cargo a shipment of weapons destined for a dangerous warzone

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

Paladin of Souls (World of the Five Gods, #2)

Paladin of Souls (World of the Five Gods, #2) Description:

In a land threatened by treacherous war and beset by demons royal dowager Ista released from the curse of madness and manipulated by an untrustworthy god is plunged into a desperate struggle to preserve the endangered souls of a realm

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

The Vor Game (Vorkosigan Saga, #6)

The Vor Game (Vorkosigan Saga, #6) Description:

Hugo Award Winner Miles Vorkosigan graduates from the Academy joins a mutiny is placed under house arrest goes on a secret mission reconnects with his loyal Dendarii Mercenaries rescues his Emperor and thwarts an interstellar war Situation normal if you re Miles

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Mirror Dance (Vorkosigan Saga, #8)

Mirror Dance (Vorkosigan Saga, #8) Description:

The dwarfish fetally damaged yet brilliant Miles Vorkosigan has more than his share of troubles Having recently escaped an assassination plot whose tool was a brainwashed clone of himself Miles has set the clone Mark free for a new chance at life But when he decides to let his clone brother assume his secret identity and lead the Dendarii Free Mercenary on an unauthorized mission to liberate other clones from the outlaw planet of Jackson s Whole things start to get really messy The mission goes awry Miles s rescue attempt goes even more wrong and Miles ends up killed and placed in cryogenic suspension for future resuscitation Then as if that weren t bad enough the cryo container is lost Now it is up to the confused disturbed Mark to either take Miles s place as heir of the Vorkosigan line or redeem himself by finding and saving Miles

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

A Civil Campaign (Vorkosigan Saga, #12)

A Civil Campaign (Vorkosigan Saga, #12) Description:

Miles Vorkosigan has a problem unrequited love for the beautiful widow Ekaterin Vorsoisson violently allergic to marriage after her first exposure If a frontal assault won t do Miles thinks try subterfuge He has a cunning plan Lord Mark Vorkosigan Miles brother also has a problem his love has just become unrequited again But he has a cunning plan Lord Ivan Vorpatril Mile s cousin has a problem unrequited love in general But he too has a cunning plan br br A complex story as the various members of Miles family attempt to find their one true love and a measure of destiny This against a background of domestic political squabbles and an earnest attempt at capitalist enterprise

Rating: 3.44 out of 5

Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Saga, #9)

Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Saga, #9) Description:

The latest installment in the adventures of Miles Vorkosigan Miles and Cousin Ivan travel to Cetaganda to play the part of sprigs of nobility doing their diplomatic duty But when the Empress of Cetaganda dies naturally and her lifelong attendant dies unnaturally Miles and Ivan finds themselves in the thick of it

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Falling Free (Vorkosigan Saga, #4)

Falling Free (Vorkosigan Saga, #4) Description:

Leo Graf was an effective engineer Safety regs weren t just the rule book he swore by he d helped write them All that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat Leo was profoundly uneasy with the corporate exploitation of his bright new students until that exploitation turned to something much worse He hadn t anticipated a situation where the right thing to do was neither safe nor in the rules p Leo Graf adopted a thousand quaddies now all he had to do was teach them to be free br br i Falling Free takes place approximately years before the events in Cordelia s Honor and does not share settings or characters with the main body of the series i p

Rating: 3.41 out of 5