Miles in Love (Vorkosigan Saga (Publication order) omnibus #6)
Two complete novels and a novella in one large volume:
Komarr Miles Vorkosigan is sent to Komarr, a planet that could be a garden with a thousand more years of terraforming; or an uninhabitable wasteland, if the terraforming project fails. The solar mirror vital to the project has been shatteredby a ship hurtling off course, and Miles Vorkossigan has been sent to find out...more
"This mind-melting mixture of lust and domesticity was entirely novel to him. Well, half novel; he knew how to handle lust. It was the domesticity that had ambushed his guard."High marks for Miles in Love, three off-world, romantic and suspenseful sci-fi stories.
This trilogy revolves primarily around Lord Miles Vorkosigan and his new heart-throb, a courageous widow named Ekaterin (with her 9-year-old son Nikki). Here's the skinny on each one:
1) Komarr: Miles meets Ekaterin. Solid romantic sus...more
Follow this link for my review of A Civil Campaign 4.5-5 stars
'Winterfair Gifts' (novella) 4 stars
'Winterfair Gifts' grants us a glimpse of Vorkosigan House through the eyes of Roic, the newest member of the armsmen, infamous for his spectacular brief rescue of Dr. Borgas and his assistants in A Civil Campaign. Roic feels he failed Lord Miles then and second-guesses himself constantly. Galactic gifts and guests begin to arrive for Miles and Ekaterr...more
In Komarr, Miles meets Ekaterin Vorsoisson, a woman who would be perfect, being of the Vor class and the right age, except she's married. He's on Komarr (part of the Barrayaran empire via conquest) with a fellow Lord Auditor to examine the accident that resulted in great damage to the solar array that's important to Kom...more
While not as good as the previous book, Memory, it is quite good. I'd give it 4 stars. It heads o...more
**Update** Re-read on my Kindle in 2011.
By the time I'd given it half an hour, I was sold. Georgette Heyer in space! So fun! The patron had promised that the characters were fabulous, and I totally agree. I'm not sure if I'm willing to commit to the thousands of other pages th...more
I love this series, because it's really a treat to be able to dig into a long series about one character, and watch the character (and writer) develop over time. It's said that any book in this series can be read as a stand...more
So, this is made of two books, Komarr and A Civil Campaign. Komarr is a lovely mystery that deals with the consequences of occupation and resistance. ACC is described as 'a comedy of manners and biology', and weaves together romance, family, and interesting science-fiction social situations.
One thing I like about this duology is that we get a number of different views of female characters in romantic situations. We have Ekaterin, who is a widow recovering from an...more
Now I just have to backtrack and go through Miles Errant (omni #3) and Miles, Mutants and Microbes (omni #4).
I had actually read both novels and the short story before, but long enough ago not to really remember the novels, and the download was free.
Miles is growing older and has moved beyond his Admiral days and while settling down, is just settling (if you know what I mean).
I found these books to be vary hard to put down.
Komarr is the weaker of the two, with a mostly bland supporting cast, and lingers greatly on the internal monologues of Miles and Ekaterin.
A Civil Campaign is more entertaining, with Lord Dono spicing up the side stories a bit, two marriages, the continuing adventures of the Koudelka sisters, and a militant strategic perspective on romance that's really quite endearing.