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Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Mar 06, 2011

it was amazing

Wow, where do I begin? This is the beginning of something big. There are many books in this series and I can't wait.

This is an omnibus edition containing the novels Warrior's Apprentice, and The Vor Game, with the novella Mountains of Mourning set between. It is the story of Miles Vorkosigan, the son of the most famous and honored military leader in a generation. His only faults: a brittle bone disease he acquired in utero, and a major problem with subordination. He is young and brilliant and when transformed into his alter-ego, Admiral Miles Naismith, he may be unstoppable in a galaxy full of intrigue and prejudices.

The stories are classic "space opera" with the only sci-fi element being the settings. This book is absolutely fantastic and should not scare anyone off out of fear of it being too sci-fi-ish. Yes there are ray-guns and what not, but Bujold doesn't go into any great detail on how everything works. The universe she creates has the same lived-in feel as the original Star Wars movies and I believe the character driven story is worth of every award it has received.

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