REVIEW: Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

It actually took me a while to read this. I started reading it back in March! And then I quit for a while because, eh, Mark. He’s VERY IRRITATING in the beginning of this book (and in the end of the previous one, Brothers in Arms). You can’t help but compare him unfavorably to Miles, and it doesn’t help that the characters in the story do the same thing! So basically, the first act of Read More …

Brothers in Arms by Lois McMaster Bujold

Once again, Lois McMaster Bujold messes with several popular sci-fi tropes. Unlike my experience with Ethan of Athos, I actually spotted them on my own this time! First there’s the whole split personality thing– I’ll be honest and say that I knew this was going to happen eventually in the series because I read most of the Vorkosigan saga TV Tropes page and there’s lots of nice spoilers on it. Done well, a split personality Read More …

REVIEWS: The Vor Game, Cetaganda, Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Vor Game: Miles Vorkosigan faces enormous challenges in this Hugo Award-winning novel as he leads a mutiny against his military commander’s criminal orders, rejoins his Dendarii mercenaries, and attempts to rescue Emperor Gregor after Barrayar’s royal scion has run off straight into trouble … Sequel to THE WARRIOR’S APPRENTICE, this novel brought the Vorkosigan saga to major bestseller lists. THE VOR GAME continues to attract new readers to this internationally acclaimed series that Publishers Read More …

The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold

003. The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold Publication: Baen (July 1, 2003), ebook, 377pp / ISBN 0743436164 Series: Vorkosigan Saga #3 Genre: YA Sci-fi Read: January 3-4, 2013 Source: Freebie from publisher (Nov. 2010) Reading Challenge: Why Buy the Cow? (4/50) Summary from the publisher: Being a Vor lord on the war-torn planet Barrayar wasn’t easy. Being an officer in Barrayar’s military wasn’t easy. And being the leader of a force of spaceborne mercenaries Read More …

Cordelia’s Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold

I’m going to review these two books together because a) they’re both in the same omnibus version I have (called Cordelia’s Honor) and b) it’s just easier? So: Shards of Honor is the first book in the omnibus, and it stars Cordelia Naismith, scientist-soldier and all-around amazing lady. She’s got red hair and she can use a (stunner)gun, but she’s not Action Woman. She’s not fiesty– okay, no, that’s wrong. She IS fiesty, but not Read More …