This is a book by my favorite author, set in my favorite of her universes. And it lives up to that promise. Mark Vorkosigan (Miles' younger clone-brother) not only wins his battles with the illegal cloning business, he becomes more of a human being in the process. It's a coming-of-age story with exciting action and is well worth reading.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
This is by far my favorite book in the series. It does a great job dealing with the ethics of clones and builds rich and distinct personae for both Miles and Mark. This series keeps up the quality storytelling from installment 1 to installment 17. It will not disappointment.
I love this series.. and this is probably one of the best..
In this book we delve deeper into the mind of Mark, Miles' clone brother. On one had you loathe him for the reason why he was created, but these very skills save everyone.
You are on one hand always wanting to see if Mark is as special as Miles.. but in this case he exceeds all expectations.
After reading this you want to read more of Mark and his dark army! Lois, please write another (spin off?) book for Mark!
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
Reminiscent of Heinlein this is superior sci-fi. The characters are interesting and the stories are not stupid. The books are a bit longer than they need to be and almost get boring from time to time, yet at the end of the novel I was more than satisfied. The narration is superb, catching the perfect tone for the sarcasm and frustration.
While most authors make their main character tall, handsome, brave, smart, and someone to be admired, not so with Mirror Dance. My hat off to this author for giving himself the handicap of a main character who is short, ugly, cowardly, and a loser, and making it work. I read in another review that this book is part of a 10 or 12 book series. Holy ****. If the other books are as good as this one, I won't have to worry about looking for something good to read for a long, long time.
Loved the way Bujold created the plots for the characters. I thought she did a great job getting Mark involved in the Vorkosigan stories. And, Grover Gardner is a terrific narrator, which made the whole thing great.
In order to understand the masterfully crafted plot lines you must read the preceding books in the series. you have to understand where Aral, Cordelia, Miles, and Mark, are coming from to follow the weave. This was the most engaging book of the series so far.
Another great masterpiece by Ms. Bujold. This is my second listening and the character depth continues to amaze me. It's a bit gruesome in places but the reward is well worth it. This is an excellent book but I do not recommend starting with this one in this series. There's a lot of back history what you need to fully understand the story. Try the book before this or The Vor Game to get started.