Friday, May 04, 2012

Young Miles - Lois McMaster Bujold

A two-novel omnibus.

Young Miles : Warriors Apprentice - Lois McMaster Bujold
Young Miles : The Mountains of Mourning - Lois McMaster Bujold
Young Miles : The Vor Game - Lois McMaster Bujold

Disabled kid masters military and manipulation.

Miles Vorkosigan is a teenager afflicted with fragile bones and other physical problems because he mother was poisoned when he wasn’t born yet.

Living on a gung-ho must look pretty for the part military world is a problem given he is a noble type.

A combination of military sf of the more Ender’s Game or Phule’s company variety than kill ‘em all space marines, and period romance, which gets rather tedious at times when that part is overdone.

3.5 out of 5

Infanticide investigation experience.

3 out of 5

Graduation is a cold experience.

Just out of the academy, and not the most popular preson with the conservative types, Miles get a crappy job in a remote polar location. He very soon gets into trouble via a murder, which he is accused of. Also, the young emperor has bailed in space. Miles has to get himself out of trouble and also do something about the missing royalty, with the odd dangerous woman and space war thrown in just to keep him on his toes.

3.5 out of 5

3.5 out of 5