Editorial Reviews. Review. After the audacious prison camp escapade described Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga) – Kindle edition by Lois McMaster Bujold. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. Brothers in Arms, written by Lois McMaster Bujold and published in January by Baen Books, is the fifth published book in the Vorkosigan Saga. It has been. Title: Brothers in Arms Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold ISBN: / (USA edition) Publisher: Nesfa Pr Availability: Amazon.

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I’ve read the Vorkosigan Saga all out of order – this is book 5, but it was the 13th I’d read.

Another solid entry in the Vorkosigan Saga. There are people trying to kill him, and it may not just be his usual crowd of enemies, and nor is it clear who they’re trying to kill: View all 7 comments. Do you want to get to know them, bring them into the family, use them for parts?

Miles had previously succeeded in staying away from her non-fraternisation rules seemed like a good idea when he came up with themin spite of her obvious interest, but things change here. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.

From here, things grow even more complicated, because now there is a third Miles. It was just possible he had under-appreciated Ivan’s merits. I try to notice each time the author uses some of her favorite words in each book: Miles gets seriously schizophrenic This new “brotherhood” is not readily resolved and continues in Mirror Dance. Bujold you are awesome for making sure your wonderful creation has his own flaws that are completely separate from his physical flaws, that crooked spine, those brittle bones, those little legs, poor adorable Miles.


Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga, #5) by Lois McMaster Bujold

Galen captures Vorpatril and uses him to force a tense meeting with Miles, who unexpectedly brings along Galeni. It didn’t spoil the enjoyment one iota to know what was coming. He reports to Ni Duv Galeni, his Imperial Security superior and a Komarran whose aunt was one of the victims of an infamous massacre of civilians allegedly committed by Miles’ father. In the context of how far I’ve read into the series now, I see this plot as the lever needed to advance things in the direction Bujold was intending, and I appreciate it a lot more than I did in the midst of reading it.

Elli Quinn notes his tension: This naming system began about years ago, after Barrayar’s wormhole to Mother Earth collapsed and the Period of Isolation began, transforming and regressing advanced Barrayar into a feudal system of government. Mcmastwr realization that giving Elli Miles Vorkosigan and his alter ego, Admiral Naismith, are closely intertwined in this story–sometimes it’s as confusing for the reader as it is for Miles, but Bujold certainly handles it deftly.

Since that amazing escape, the Cetagandans have been vengefully gunning for “Admiral Naismith” Miles and his mercenaries. There’s Miles out-bullshitting a loois, Miles on Fast-Penta, Ivan bamboozled, and we also find out some more about the complicated history between Barrayar and Komarr, last seen by readers in Aral and Cordelia’s books.

Oct 07, Althea Ann rated it really liked it. And, this being Miles, he’s constitutionally unable to just wait quietly. This is another great novel, though IMHO not the best. And big spoilers, too. This is a fairly run-of-the At this point in the Vorkosigan chronology Miles has been living his double life as Admiral Naismith for several years and his Dendarii mercenaries are a thriving concern. And since this is Miles Vorkosigan, that’s when things start getting complicated.


Brothers in Arms

He also had to keep himself and his alter ego Admiral Naismith as two separate people; bgothers would take pages and paged if I try to explain the complications resulting in people realizing these two are the same person.

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The Komarrans are led by Ser Galen, Galeni’s own father who had been presumed killed while fighting against the Barrayarans. Miles, reflecting his progressive Betan upbringing with his admirable mother Cordelia see Shards of Honour immediately acknowledges his clone as his brother, and tells bujolld he has a family and a name: Too many people who love these books seem to think that no one’s reading the series for the first time, so spoilers are just fine.

There is nothing ,cmaster about the plot, but the ams are just so good that even an average plot is engaging. I’d read a book further in the series, so I knew about Mark, but, of course, not the details about where he had come from.

You might have guessed the good parts: The mastermind of this is just as clever as Miles is, and has a serious axe to grind with Miles.