Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga (Publication) #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
More lists with this book...
Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the ...more
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 PO ...more
I've read the Vorkosigan Saga all out of order - this is book 5, but it was the 13th I'd read.
/curtailed review - the puppy has just been sick - the fun never ends in this house!
After this I read: Resplendant
I like this cover best:
The Vorkosigan Saga is space opera -- an adventurous lark across the cosmos, laced with danger, romance and philo ...more
For those who are unaware of this series: Miles Vorkosigan is a short officer who usually is looked down upon because of his appearance, but what people don't know is that he also accidentally became a mercenary captain and goes along with his fleet to war torn planets to save the day. He is hilarious and his quest in life is to be appreciated for the brilliant mind that he knows he is.
That is a very simplified plot to get you on the series. If you want ...more
It's not long after the rescue mission told in the wonderful Borders of Infinity, and Miles and the Dendarii mercenaries decide to make a pit stop on good old Earth. There are some necessary repairs to be made, plus, Miles thinks it's a good idea to be somewhere he can keep a ...more
There wasn't anything really new & improved in this novel though, so I ca ...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
Here's my favorite quote from this book: “I had to discover and teach myself all kinds of tricks to get people to respond to the inside of me, and not the outside.” Quinn speaki ...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
And he doesn't blame Elli for not wanting Barrayar. He's sad about it, but he also realizes that everything he loves about her is everything Barrayar would smother. It's fantastic.
Also, I just want to pet Mar ...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
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
Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife tetralogy; her science fiction from Baen Books features the perennially bestse ...more