Read as part of an Omnibus edition with other stories. One of my favorite Miles books so far, perhaps because it's not all about Miles. Er, not that I don't like Miles. But we get a large dollop of Cordelia again, hooray! And Mark's evolution from the reluctant villain of Brothers in Arms
(which I didn't like nearly so much as this book) to a character in his own right is really interesting. By contrast, maybe, once Miles is established as Miles, his adventures are less interesting to me than those of a character finding his own footing.