Komarr has two alternating points of view: Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan, on a mission to investigate an accident to the artificial sun of. I recall the first time I read the opening chapter of Komarr as one of the Framing the book with her perspective lets Bujold get right down to. From the Back Cover. Komarr could be a garden — with a thousand more years work. Or an uninhabitable wasteland, if the terraforming fails. Now the solar.
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Which ended up being important. Cheating Barrayarans is considered a bujoldd duty. One grows tired of leaning back and watching Miles pull miracles out of his ass, you know.
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He was chest-high to her, though komsrr could have sworn he had been only hip-high about fifteen minutes ago. A position which would be the professional peak of any other person on Barrayar, is just “settling” for our Miles Miles is one of my favourite characters and hanging out with bjold is delight.
Someone who just might be able to keep up with Miles! Restricting the population to the domes makes Komarr more militarily vulnerable.
Jan 11, Maggie K rated it really liked it. I found Ekaterin’s story sad but also strangely soothing and empowering. She almost ran after him, to beg his forgiveness.
Miles uncovers an extremely dangerous Komarran conspiracy, one which threatens the entire Barrayaran Empire, and is attracted to Ekaterin Vorsoissonthe unhappy wife of a Barrayaran engineer, though he keeps his feelings hidden.
Miles is crazy about this fascinating widow, but she’s done with men, after ten years with Tien the Twit. It was strangely believable and full of depth and realism, greatly surpassing all of his other love interests, and it really brought out the shine in his eyes. I didn’t even care about the mystery here, I was so caught up in the romance.
To say this was a great Miles story is to say it is absolutely required reading. His ground political play is good, but not quite on the same level of excitement: Following directly upon the events of ‘Memory,’ ‘Komarr’ bujolr functions as a stand-alone novel. My review below still stands.
He is there, along with an older, more experienced Auditor, to investigate whether the destruction of a solar power satellite vital to the ongoing terraforming of the planet was an accident or sabotage. Kmarr turned for her kitchen, mentally revising her planned family dinner to include a Vor lord from the Imperial capital. Miles Vorkosigan is sent, in his role as Imperial Auditor to the still-somewhat-rebellious subject planet of Komarf to investigate a space accident or, possibly, act of sabotage that may seriously impact Komarr’s terraforming project.
But the little lord had had all his life to adjust to his condition. She leaned now on her balcony overlooking Serifosa Dome’s central city bujo,d, and gravely studied the lopsided spray of light through the glassy arc overhead.
This ended up kimarr a fun little investigation, as Miles travels to Komarr, site of the Battle that earned his father the nickname, ‘Butcher of Komarr’. It verges on depressing but the character work is truly impressive.
I have no desire to be publicly branded a mutant now. It was strangely believable and full of depth and realism, greatly surpassing all of his other love interests, and it really brought out the shine in hi The wormhole plot was very interesting and satisfying, as was the full worldbuilding of Komarr itself, but what really shone brightest in the novel was Miles’s falling in love with a married woman.
At least some part of this mess promises to be a show.
Miles appears here without any of his sidekicks, as he travels with one of his fellow auditors. I always get irritated with female characters who allow themselves to be victims.
Miles is on a jomarr life course and I LOVE that Komarr starts with us seeing him through the eyes of a stranger, a new character in Ekaterin. Naturally he wants to see it. I’m running out of adjectives to describe how much I’m loving this series. Miles was as wonderful as I hoped he would be.
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