Winterfair Gifts

Cover of Winterfair Gifts.

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 boring, you have to admit – but he’s a utterly consistent, well-written character who sees 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.