[LMB] Ivan's Aunties

Elizabeth Holden azurite at rogers.com
Wed May 16 16:38:31 BST 2012


On Feb 26, 2012, at 12:17 PM, t_neill t_neill wrote:


> Ivan confuses me.  Or rather, his title does.  Sometimes he's Lord Ivan and sometimes he's Lord 
> Vorpatril. Mark is adamant about not being Lord Vorkosigan because that title belongs to the Count's Heir.  Ivan isn't any Count's Heir, so 
> why Lord Vorpatril?  

Perhaps someone's heir died, and Ivan became his heir?  Is this a clue?  Or perhaps Gregor made him Lord Vorpatril by fiat.  Or is he lying to non-Barrayarans for a practical purpose - like Miles becoming Admiral Naismith?

>  Miles changed his official title when his grandfather and father died.   Did Ivan have a living grandfather?

Perhaps we will find out.

namaste,
Elizabeth



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