By Lois McMaster Bujold
One crafty plan too many? It's spring in Vorbarr Sultana, and a tender person's fancy calmly turns to suggestions of affection ...money ...bio-genetics ...love ...lack of cash ...incompatible planetary sexual mores ...love ...District succession scandals ...the Emperor's marriage ceremony ...and, after all, love ...Lord Miles Vorkosigan, youngest Imperial Auditor to be appointed via the Emperor because the Time of Isolation, has an issue all his new energy can't resolve: unrequited love for the attractive Vor widow Ekaterin Vorsoisson. Ekaterin is violently allergic to marriage due to her first publicity. yet as Miles discovered from his overdue occupation in galactic covert ops, if a frontal attack won't do, visit subterfuge. He has a crafty plan ...Lord Mark Vorkosigan has an issue: his love for the sunny Kareen, daughter of Commodore Koudelka, has simply turn into unrequited back. but when all his new cash can't remedy their drawback, probably a sensible mixing of technology and entrepreneurial scheming may well. He has a crafty plan ...'It's one other winner with every kind of unforeseen adventures ...Georgette Heyer has met her fit for intrigue and elegance! A sprightly carried out romance with twists and turns that can in simple terms ensue in a Vorkosigan-inspired novel...Boy, can she write!' -Anne McCaffrey.
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Mister Brown added. “Most admirable,” Mister Belling agreed energetically, “a battlefield commission! Up from the ranks! ” Mister Selling's manner exuded relief that his partner had found the exact word to settle the matter. ” No one spoke for a few seconds. A coal hissed, rain spattered on the office window and a carter's whip cracked in the street, which was filled with the rumble, crash and squeal of wagons and carriages. ” Lieutenant Richard Sharpe asked. “The commission cannot be exchanged for cash,” Mister Belling explained.
Willsen half expected to find a carriage waiting, but it appeared Lavisser was on foot even though a small chill rain was falling. “Hard to believe it's July,” Lavisser grumbled. “It will be a bad harvest,” Willsen remarked. ” “I never wager,” Willsen answered, and even if he did he could never have afforded the high stakes at Almack's. “How very wise you are,” Lavisser said. They were both speaking English again. ” “The first secretary at the Danish embassy,” Lavisser explained.
The Rifles were a new kind of regiment, prizing skill and intelligence above blind discipline. They worked hard, rewarded progress and encouraged the men to think for themselves. Officers trained with the men, even drilled with them, and the hours that other regiments wasted in pipeclaying and stockpolishing, in bootlicking and tuftbrushing, the greenjackets spent in rifle practice. Men and officers competed against each other, all trying to make their own company the best.
A Civil Campaign (Vorkosigan Saga, Book 12) by Lois McMaster Bujold