Historical & SciFi Book Lover, especially Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis (& New Who). Also books for the kids.
Firstly, unless you are a fan of the series, do not start here. Go to Shards of Honor or even Warrior's Apprentice.
This is a weaker novel after A Civil Campaign, but since almost everything LMB writes is pure gold I am not complaining. Not as much humour as usual, and Miles has definitely slowed down (not so hyper these days). Nice to have some threads tied up and to see that Bel did find love after Mirror Dance.
Miles is at it again! I love this series and cannot get enough of it.
I'm at the point where it's difficult to give an adequate review without giving away spoilers for those who are not reading the series. I'll just say that Miles and his family are again drawn into a disaster that involves murder, madness, and mayhem. Miles is desperately trying (with a good bit of help) to solve all the problems in order to make it home in time for a special event.
I really enjoy Miles Vorkosigan novels, and I loved this one. Miles is a twisty little so-and-so, which is very true to form for him. An added delight was that Miles is about to become a father and impending parenting is a theme twined throughout this story - great timing as I am just starting to go public about my own pregnancy. A fun listen for Miles fans - but with enough references to events in older books that new listeners would benefit from listening to the earlier books first (for maximum enjoyment).
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
Really pleasant characters in a fleshed out universe. One of the best, highly prolific sci-fi writers I have found. These books are about people (human and otherwise) and science-fiction is only a scaffolding for the issues and actions of the characters. So far these have been quite consistently good. I really should give this 4 stars not 5 but I just can't stop myself...
Another wonderful book in the Miles Vorkosigan series. The main problem is, it ended too quickly. Is there another book in the series? If so, please acquire it. If not, please convince Bujold to write another. My husband and I have both enjoyed every book in this series!
Lois McMaster Bujold once commented that her plots start with: What's the worst thing I could do to this character? Having to interrupt a delayed honeymoon to deal with a minor diplomatic problem doesn't seem too bad at first, especially as it allows Miles to meet old friends and introduce them to Ekaterin. As an Imperial Auditor, Miles' first job is to listen, but the stories he hears don't quite add up. Did the missing security officer really desert the fleet? Where did that blood come from? Who is the man with the webbed feet? Just what is that Betan transporting? As Miles' simple assignment to free a Komarran trade fleet and its Barrayaran escort from detainment in Quaddiespace becomes more complicated, his honeymoon detour reveals a plot that threatens the Barrayaran Empire and Miles' hopes for a long and happy marriage.
I have ripped through all of the Vorkosikan novels as fast as the are put on audible.com, but I have not written any reviews on Bujold yet. Once again she satisfies the space-opera impulses of her fans. Enough said.
Oh I would nominate her as the new.............
Very tedious read. No action. Inane conversations. Too many undeveloped characters in the begining of book. Probably did not listen to more that the first 1/4 of the book when I gave up on it. Feel like I wasted my money and I can't sell the book or give it away.