Cover of Winterfair Gifts.

Winterfair Gifts

authors: Lois McMaster Bujold, Люис Макмастър Бюджолд (2002)
series: Vorkosigan Saga #13.1
date read: 2020-08-15
pages: 102
lists: scifi
rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Wedding stories – I accidentally read this one out of order, as it belongs before Diplomatic Immunity, both to get the couple settled, and to introduce Roic as a character in his own right. Oh well. The wedding was, of course, very Milesian in every way. As this a novelly, Bujold mostly uses it to show us all our old favourites again, and still manages to cram new characters in there, plus something resembling a plot.

I was afraid that Bujold would shortchange Roic, which she mostly didn’t. I appreciated Taura more than anything (except from Aral and Cordelia, duh). I’m not a big Roic fan per se – he is a bit boring, you have to admit – but he’s a utterly consistent, well-written character who sees quite a bit of implicit development over the course of three or four books.

Related books Books related to the whole series are linked at the first part of the series.