Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. All well and good, so long as they kept to themselves. But now the Kibou-daini are attempting to franchise out their Fountain of Youth wares to the rest of the galaxy and the Barrayar Galactic Empire is none too pleased with the implications.
Cue Miles Vorkosigan, malformed royal troublemaker but also heir and savior of empire. On Kibou-daini, Miles unearths a war of generations as the oldsters in charge "refuse to die" and their descendants threaten outright patricide, matricide and maybe even genocide the prize being a big fat slice of the immortality pie. Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and Miles is up to his neck in trouble and adventure once more.
Fans have been clamoring for Hugo winner Bujold to pen a new Vorkosigan Saga novel. . . her deft and absorbing writing easily corrals the complex plot. "Publishers Weekly"
About Lois McMaster Bujold s Vorkosigan Saga:
Bujold mixes quirky humor with action and] superb character development E]normously satisfying. "Publishers Weekly."
One of sf s outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series. "Booklist"
. . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . . "Locus"
About Vorkosigan series entry "Diplomatic Immunity"
Bujold is adept at world-building and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes. . . fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting. "Publishers Weekly""