With the Imperial Residence on fire, and a uterine replicator and Vordarian’s head under a blanket, Cordelia and crew drive through two security checkpoints. When the car breaks down, they switch to the monorail, which interests me because (a) Barrayar has a monorail, at least in one District, and (b) Vordarian’s head travelled on it, so it’s a monorail of historic significance. Everyone is reunited with everyone else, and the war winds down. Once Vordarian’s head is detached from his shoulders, we have time to dig deep into Barrayar’s needs and limitations.
I pre-reread The Warrior’s Apprentice this week and the end of the Gentleman Jole spoiler embargo is so close I can practically taste it. If you haven’t read Gentlemen Jole and the Red Queen yet, put yourself on a library hold list today! If you have, remember to hold your thoughts until the human recruiting poster makes his debut. Previous posts in the re-read can be found here.