Winterfair Gifts

Winterfair Gifts[BOOKS] ✭ Winterfair Gifts By Lois McMaster Bujold – Oaklandjobs.co.uk This Hugo nominated novella adds a delightful extra chapter to Bujolds acclaimed Vorkosigan series, describing the wedding of Miles and Ekaterin and the events leading up to it This Hugo nominated novella adds a delightful extra chapter to Bujolds acclaimed Vorkosigan series, describing the wedding of Miles and Ekaterin and the events leading up to it. A buddy read with Choko and Maria.This novella picks up practically where the last full size book A Civil Campaign left right before Miles wedding It does not take a genius to figure out this tale is about gathering of the guests, bringing gifts, and the wedding itself This time the story is told from Roic s POV Roic is an armsman in Vorkosigan estate this means a cross between a bodyguard and a glorified butler Up to this point I liked the books told from Miles POVthan any othe A buddy read with Choko and Maria.This novella picks up practically where the last full size book A Civil Campaign left right before Miles wedding It does not take a genius to figure out this tale is about gathering of the guests, bringing gifts, and the wedding itself This time the story is told from Roic s POV Roic is an armsman in Vorkosigan estate this means a cross between a bodyguard and a glorified butler Up to this point I liked the books told from Miles POVthan any other characters with Cordelia being the only exception This unassuming and simple guy he came from deep countryside managed to tell an interesting story To be fair, Taura helped him a lot I will talk about her later So this novella has excitement, humor, overly long description of the wedding itself read any romance novel with one and you will know what I talk about , and most importantly Taura So excitement and humor are good, long wedding description is bad this results in 3 stars Taura s presence yields onestars it always does something the previous book was sorely lacking By the way this picture does not show her height A very tall person would be just about the level of her shoulder.In conclusion I want to mention I found new respect for armsman Pym and Miles aunt Alys Vorpatil Her son Ivan was equally good, but I never doubted it The best characters of the previous books Miles, Cordelia, and Aral did not have enough screen time to be good Miles bride remained her usual colorless self Oh, and just onething if you decide to start reading the series with this novella I really pity you as you are 100% guaranteed to be completely and hopelessly lost 4 A buddy read with Evgeny and Maria, because we need some Miles in our lives Oooo, it is soooooooo good to be back with Miles and the gang Something is magical about this series I have been having some personal stuff that has been making me blue and just starting this short novella about the impending wedding of Miles and his chosen bride made me smile As bleak as my personal life has been as of late, as overcast and rainy with the rivers flooding our streets and highways, and as 4 A buddy read with Evgeny and Maria, because we need some Miles in our lives Oooo, it is soooooooo good to be back with Miles and the gang Something is magical about this series I have been having some personal stuff that has been making me blue and just starting this short novella about the impending wedding of Miles and his chosen bride made me smile As bleak as my personal life has been as of late, as overcast and rainy with the rivers flooding our streets and highways, and as terrible as our Congress s vote against the healthcare my family counts on was today, just getting to read about Taura from the guardsman in Vorkosigan House Roic s POV, brought some joy and amusement back in my heart Is the story perfect No, but it sure packs a punch in its little packageintegrity is a disease, and you can only catch it from someone who has itWe got to meet Roic last book when he failed to wear clothes at a particularly messy time and it got very embarrassing for him as the whole Vorkosigan family and guests happened to arrive just at that moment This whole book is from his perspective and is at New Years festival, Miles wedding and a ton of guests for the occasion Being security he is kept busy, but one of his main jobs, personally prescribed by Miles, is to escort Sargent Taura around and try to make her time enjoyable This mostly means that he has to keep the exceedingly phobic toward genetically modified individuals Barrayarans away from her, so they don t hurt her feelings Taura is a soul with which everyone can fall in love with, but stuffed in a body of a genetically engineered wolf human hybrid meant to be the perfect solder, running on very fast metabolism, which shortens her life span to the early twenties She knows this, she knows her days are numbered, and she still lives to the fullest, no regrets, no missed opportunities to be good, gentle, and embrace every experience as precious I always say I want to be like Cordelia, Miles s mother, but I also want to be able to cherish every moment the way Taura does And I wish all of us had her gentle nature and capacity for all sides of life the way she doesWhen he invited me to come for the Winterfair season I wasn t sure if it was hunting or social and whether I should pack weapons or dresses Lady Vorpatril s smile sharpened Dresses are weapons, my dear, in sufficiently skilled handsThis was a pleasure to read, seeing Roic grow out of his prejudices in front of our eyes and the little mystery thrown in was just a little sugar on top I love this series and I cannot recommend itto all who enjoy light banter but some really significant thought processes most of the time.Now I wish you all Happy Reading and may we all find what we Need in the pages of a good Book Buddy read with Choko and Evgeny.Short and light or as light as a Miles book can be There s a change in narrator and this time we get to see Roic s POV The main reason why I gave this 5 stars was Taura I m way too partial to the huge Sergeant and don t care if the story is technicallyof a 3.5 4 star read I loved Lady Alis and her interpretation of social necessities All in all a nice way to spend some time in Vorkosigan House but without the usual mayhem that is Miles POVs Buddy read with Choko and Evgeny.Short and light or as light as a Miles book can be There s a change in narrator and this time we get to see Roic s POV The main reason why I gave this 5 stars was Taura I m way too partial to the huge Sergeant and don t care if the story is technicallyof a 3.5 4 star read I loved Lady Alis and her interpretation of social necessities All in all a nice way to spend some time in Vorkosigan House but without the usual mayhem that is Miles POVs This novella is basically an epilogue to the previous book, A Civil Campaign, narrated from the perspective of Armsman Roic I loved Roic s POV, and his introduction to and interaction with Taura which, notwithstanding Miles and Ekaterin s wedding, is the most substantial part of the book.Definitely worth reading In between the titles novellas are, generally, hit or miss for me This was as enjoyable and suspenseful as I ve come to find the full novels. A comfort reread I love this short story which shines the spotlight to the background characters in the Vorkosigan household The staff of the estate is always there and you do meet them in the previous novels, especially to those close to Miles But with this story you have an idea of what the ordinary people who get caught up in Miles feels and see his world Straight after reading this I am rereading Cryoburn I can appreciate a lotin the way Roic handles things Way to go Roic,you wil A comfort reread I love this short story which shines the spotlight to the background characters in the Vorkosigan household The staff of the estate is always there and you do meet them in the previous novels, especially to those close to Miles But with this story you have an idea of what the ordinary people who get caught up in Miles feels and see his world Straight after reading this I am rereading Cryoburn I can appreciate a lotin the way Roic handles things Way to go Roic,you will one day reach the place where Ivan seem to have when dealing with Miles A short story about Miles and Ekaterin s wedding It s told from Armsman Roic s view and was kind of refreshing to see things from his prospective Very sweet episode with Taura, too If you read the series, I would definitely recommend adding this short story to your collection Well what can I say, the cover says it all, they finally got married and they got some gifts, yay, the end Oh no, wait, there was a twist to it..Plus it had Taura 2.0 stars I am a BIG Miles Vorkosigan fan but I was disappointed in this Novella It was not bad, but it was also not good hence the okay rating The prose was good as usual from Bujold but the events of the story were just not compelling enough to warrant this stand alone Novella I highly recommend the Vorkosigan saga, but don t start with this story Nominee Hugo Award for Best Novella. WELP edit That hilarious moment when I thought we were done with Miles lovers drama HAHA NOPE IT NEVER ENDS.I definitely started out this book yelling, I DON T WANT ROIC S PERSPECTIVE ON THIS but I guess it makes sense and sets him up for the next book Ugh, I thought this was going to be a happy go lucky wedding story LAWL. Nothing is simple for Miles Bujold s series is so character driven this story gathers them together for the wedding, the results are what you d expect wonderful She also develops a couple of characters we ve met before In the scheme of things, if this story was skipped, it probably wouldn t hurt the series, but I m glad I didn t Nothing is simple for Miles Bujold s series is so character driven this story gathers them together for the wedding, the results are what you d expect wonderful She also develops a couple of characters we ve met before In the scheme of things, if this story was skipped, it probably wouldn t hurt the series, but I m glad I didn t

Winterfair Gifts Epub ¼ Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 57 pages
  • Winterfair Gifts
  • Lois McMaster Bujold
  • English
  • 07 November 2017
  • 1435510372