Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

It...made no sense. Except that sometime in the past three years, she had switched from counting her years not up from birth, but back from death—a grab-bag of time not growing, but shrinking, use it or lose it.
This week my teaser comes from Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold. This is the latest in her Vorkosigan saga and stars Cordelia. Here is the description from Amazon:
Three years after her famous husband’s death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, widowed Vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction. Oliver Jole, Admiral, Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways he’d never imagined, bringing him to an unexpected crossroads in his career.

Meanwhile, Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor Gregor’s key investigators, this time dispatches himself on a mission of inquiry, into a mystery he never anticipated – his own mother.

Plans, wills, and expectations collide in this sparkling science-fiction social comedy, as the impact of galactic technology on the range of the possible changes all the old rules, and Miles learns that not only is the future not what he expects, neither is the past.


  1. Don’t forget to stop by BOTH my blogs to check out My TT and they both have different teasers!! Echoing Books (Blog I co-own) and First Dream of Books (My Personal blog) Happy Reading!

  2. A comedic science fiction story! Sounds like fun to me:)

    Thanks for stopping by my post:)

  3. This sounds interesting - the comedy aspect intrigues me. But it looks like one should probably read the series from the beginning.

    Here's my TT for the week: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/teaser-tuesdaysfirst-chapter-first_26.html

  4. This one sounds really intriguing. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Sounds fascinating! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “A MAN CALLED OVE”

  6. I don't read sci-fi much,but this title doesn't sound bad. Hope you're enjoying the read!

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier :)

  7. That sounds good. It's reminding me of Benjamin Button. Hope you enjoy reading it too. Thanks for checking out my TT at http://indie-bookworm.blogspot.co.uk/

  8. Ooh that's an intriguing teaser! Totally new to me read!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Thank you for dropping by - and also for giving me the chance to drool at this. We have this on pre-order as HUGE fans of Lois McMaster Bujold and am VERY excited at the prospect of reading this one!

  10. That sounds unusual. Tempting. Here's my TT: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-19e

  11. Oh I'm definitely intrigued by the teaser! Sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for sharing (:


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