November 23rd, 2012

She Wears Hats

Book Review: Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold

Ms. Bujold wrote a series of novels about the high-pressure life of Miles Vorkosigan, and his lazy side-kick ‘Ivan You Idiot.’  Ivan is actually pretty smart, but he is surrounded by brilliant over-achievers who leave him in the shadow.  It brings to mind that horrible report card comment:

“Ivan is doing fairly well, but he could do even better if only he lived up to his potential.”

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Golden Hair

Prospero's Daughter

Prospero Lost, Prospero In Hell, and Prospero Regained by L. Jagi Lamplighter.  A trilogy I've reviewed in parts, and now in whole.

Shakespeare was not entirely accurate -- demands of drama and all that -- and in the modern day, Miranda Prospero is running the business of Prospero Inc.  She receives an enchanted phoenix message from her father to warn her siblings (born after the events of The Tempest) of a danger.

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