Review: Winterfair Gifts by Lois McMaster Bujold

Series: Vorkosigan Saga
Published by: Tekno Books
ISBN: 1435510372
ISBN 13: 9781435510371
Published: 2004
Pages: 57
Format reviewed: ePub
Site: Author Site
Goodreads: Book Page
Stars: Five out of Five
Related Reviews: Reading Challenge: Vorkosigan Saga Project

Why can’t this series have better covers? I know accuracies are never true to books (or at least they’re dang rare) but come on! His height! Eugh.

Anyway. Told from Roic’s point of view (one of the lesser ranked staff in Vorkosigan house), we see guests and distant family return to Barrayar for the wedding between spoilers. You know whom. One of those who returns is Taura who is already getting on in her years, and we see more of her than most of the other characters. It would have also been nice to see how Elena handles her return, and the interactions between Cordelia/Aral with her husband and their child, but ah well. I’ll always want these things to be longer, won’t I?

Even in a simple tale, we have the extra complications that seem to follow Miles around. This is pointed out to his wife to be, who only steps up to the challenge with the sass we know her for, earning both Roic and Taura’s approval.

It’s lovely what we get to see of the characters in tiny side notes – such as Aral’s words with Ivan, the result of this, and how Cordelia handles it. How Gregor handles the day. They’re just all so lovely! They’re fun and ridiculous and feel so real.

Even if the book cover is ridiculous.


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