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Vorkosigan series

Arqua family

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Loyalty by A T Rain

'Rish is four when the loyalty treatments begin. Her sisters say it won't hurt, and it doesn't.' Suitably Jacksonian coming-of-age story for Rish

[Added 15/10/2015; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Vorkosigan series; Characters: Rish, Amiri Arqua, Udine Arqua, Jewels]

On a Cold Planet by A T Rain

'Byerly Vorrutyer was heartily sick of lichen. / It grew on the south sides of buildings on Jackson’s Whole. It crept in at the window frames, coated the door hinges, covered the roofs and choked the gutters. It became slick and slimy at the slightest touch, smearing clothing, ruining paint jobs.' A satisfying novella that unpacks the meagre information the CVA epilogue provides on House Cordonah's re-establishment, with strong world building about Jackson Whole and its denizens' values

[Added 04/08/2016; Drama; 20,000-50,000; Vorkosigan series; Characters: Byerly Vorrutyer, Rish, Shiv Arqua, Udine Arqua, Pidge Arqua, the Jewels, original characters]