Jul 08, 10
Read in September, 2007
Cetaganda was a bit of a strange fish in the Vorkosigan world, Miles is clearly not grown up yet and still causing havoc wherever he goes and the novels are still very much in the form of 'Mystery of the Novel'. While the overall novel was enjoyable it was entirely forgettable with almost nothing of relevance happening in the series.
Once again we saw Miles and Ivan running around getting into trouble as they become entangled in a political mess with the Cetaganda political world in turmoil after the death of the Empress. While the overall society structure of the Cetaganda was fascinating, this is clearly simply a fun novel, as by all accounts the following few novels are quite series.