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    Like it says on the box: a Star Trek Mirrorverse version of Barrayar, where everything is even darker and the canon characters have all misplaced most of their morals. More thoughts on this universe, including various character bios, in this tumblr post.

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  1. Public Bookmark 14

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    You have a not-especially-vested interest in not bringing up the Emperor’s dead Hands, those who betrayed him (at least half) and those he preferred to you (probably all, you anemic milk-slick, you eclipse-shadow of greatness). Your position is precarious. You are intimately goddamn aware of it.

    But at least you have the same old advantages as always: in the deep and twisty vessel of you there is not one scruple nor drop of shame. And you are accustomed to being the overlooked sister.

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    John and Ianthe deal with the fact that his only remaining Lyctor is the one he never liked much. Maybe they can bond over the fact that they're both egotistical manipulators who lie like breathing? No?

    Also, God sees ghosts. Ianthe doesn't help.

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    22 Oct 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 20

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    And the world passeth away, and the concupiscence thereof: but he that doth the will of God, abideth for ever.

    Several years after the Empire stumbles over Blood of Eden, Mercymorn travels to a fringe planet.

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    21 Oct 2020

    Bookmarker's Notes

    LYCTORS deal with an entire myriad of grief. Poorly.

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    Yusuf snorts, as if to say it’s mutual. But the Italian struggles to sit upright, wincing and swearing, and – Yusuf cannot pretend he does not want to know, not when a creature will always seek out its like, its matched half as the Greek philosopher Plato wrote, and there is nobody else in the world, to the best of his knowledge, like the two of them. He says, “What’s your name?”

    There’s a very long pause. He can hear the other man deciding whether to lie. But there is no purpose to it, except for bitterness, and the answer is uttered cold and shortly. “Nicolò.”

    (Or: The inevitable backstory.)

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    28 Sep 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 7

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    Gregor Vorbarra, Emperor of Barrayar, was every inch a younger Ezar Vorbarra, right down to the tiny, humourless smile that graced the corner of his mouth as he stood by the shuttle door to survey the assembled troops. Inspired by a prompt on the 2011 Bujold Ficathon - an AU in which Ezar raises Gregor to adulthood.

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  5. Public Bookmark 2

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    Hope is for fools. The AU in which Ezar survives, and the events leading up to it. The prologue to The Boundaries of Our Dreams.

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