Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga (Publication order) #5)
The Dendarii Mercenaries thought shore leave on old quaint, placid Earth would be a nice change of pace from chasing Cetagandans. But with Miles Naismith Vorkosigan around, things just seem to get complicated. With Miles and his clone both in the same place at the same time, life gets too crazy for even Miles. Good thing Elli Quinn and the D...more
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My advice regarding the Vorkosigan Saga boils down to this: go read them. All of them. I suggest starting with The Warrior's Apprentice--and no, this isn't one of my usual careless suggestions to jump midway into a series; it's recommended by Bujold herself. And now, onwards to Brothers in Arms!
In Miles Vorkosigan's most recent mission as his alter-ego Admiral Miles Naismith of the Dendarii Free Mercenaries, he was sent undercover to rescue one important man from a Cetagandan POW...more
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The Vorkosigan Saga is space opera -- an adventurous lark across the cosmos, laced with danger, romance and philo...more
There wasn't anything really new & improved in this novel though, so I ca...more
The introduction of the clone played well with Mile's developing worldview of family and individual value. Living in a culture that abhors disabilities, Miles has taken a unique (with...more
Taken as parts of the a whole, the books each stand on their own merits and, although are ostensibly classified as Science Fiction, I find that they could be cross-classified with other genres.
The Warrior's Apprentice and The Vor...more
In the context of how far I've read into the series now, I see this plot as the lever needed to advance things in the direction Bujold was intending, and I appreciate it a lot more than I did in the midst of reading it. The two things in particular I liked a...more
Unfortunately, there seems to have been a breakdown in communication regarding the position of his 'real' identity as Lord Miles Vorkosigan and his covert work for the Barrayaran Empire. No pay seems to be forthcoming, and he finds himself confined t...more
In many ways this book seems like the "bottle episode" of the series, with everyone confin...more
Pour moi, ce tome et le suivant sont, en un sens, le coeur des aventures de Miles. En effet, on y trouve portées à leur paroxysme les qualités qui font que j'aime : Miles court dans tous...more
In terms of the internal chronology of the series, here is where one of my favorite periods starts, up through Memory when it all changes again. We've seen Miles as Naismith before, but here he is at the top of his game, so to speak, and you can really see how he is just barely holding the whole scheme together, creating...more
The story is set on Earth as the Dendarii are forced to go to get the medical needed for a few crew member severely injured in the escape on Dagoola IV (this was one of the novellas in Borders of Infinity). While there Miles runs into his cousin Ivan an...more