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The Vor Game Together, They Can Get Into A Lot Of Trouble Trouble Only The Combined Forces Of The Free Dendarii Mercenaries Can Get Them Out Of At Least, That S What They Re HopingIn This Latest Adventure With The Galaxy S Craftiest Mercenary Leader Miles, Starts Out By So Shaking Up The High Command On His Home Planet Of Barrayar That He Is Sent To The Other Side Of The Galaxy Where Who Should He Run Into But His Old Pals The Free Dendarii Mercenaries And A Good Thing Too, Because It Turns Out That Miles Childhood Chum, That S Emperor Gregor To You, Has Been The Victim Of Foul Play, And Only Miles With A Little Dendarii Muscle Can Save Him This Is Very Important To Miles Because If Gregor Dies, The Only Person Who Could Become The New Emperor Is Miles Himself And That He Regards As A Fate Worse Than Death.


10 thoughts on “The Vor Game

  1. says:

    A buddy read with Choko and Maria.Miles Vorkosigan graduated from the Military Academy despite his handicap He hoped for a decent assignment, but his superiors thought he had an insubordination problem, so they decided a good way to fix it is to assign him to a remote place which in this case happened to be a military base on an island in the middle of nowhere, far in the north read cold First thing Miles did upon arriving was to insult the base Commander albeit unintentionally To be fair the Commander happened to be a real despot even by Barrayan standards, so Miles could not remain neutral for long Miles adventures on the island constitute a story called Weatherman that was later incorporated in this novel word by word The excitement started when the guy was removed from the base Sufficient to say he ended up saving a couple of planets including his own and preventing a couple of wars He ended up literally in the middle of the excitement without even trying, but getting beaten a lot in the process My buddy readers mentioned that Miles immediate superior officer can kiss their career good by and I completely agree Supe...


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    Miles be nimble Miles be quick Miles jump over the candlestick any situation or dumbass that gets in your goddamn way Go, Miles, Go so Miles finds himself stuck in a miserable freezing arctic station as his reward for graduating from the Barrayar military acadamy with top honors but also with a serious issue of not treating authority with the respect and passivity and obedience that authority apparently deserves and from the arctic station he finds himself tossed pell mell, willy nilly, etc, right into the middle of a plot teeming with ruthless villains, a young emperor trying to escape his duties, nervous colonies, anxious bodyguards, two mercenary camps, new space gadgets, and reunions galore with characters from prior novels the novel is fast and fun fun fun.I suppose one take away from the series is ALWAYS QUESTION AUTHORITY nice.the character of Gregor le petit emperor really comes into his own here a beautiful bit of characterization and not a little tragic as well.my favorite part of the novel was the first third, in that freezing arctic station watching hyper...


  3. says:

    4.25 A buddy read with Evgeny and Maria, because we need some FORWARD MOMENTUM This is one of those series that, although it gives us guarantees that the protagonist is going to be OK, since books, it also gives us a sense of optimism, something I miss in most of contemporary writing There are some typical sci fi and adventure tropes, but Miles Vorkosigan is such a great character, that all is forgiven We root for the young man, who is great despite himself and makes all around him live up to their potential After finishing the academy, Miles is sent to a post in a frozen island as an officer meteorologist He is shocked, because he is well aware of his physical inability to do that particular job, since it involves a lot of walking and activities his body is not strong enough to do Since he is the new guy, mean pranks are part of his daily life Soon after he gets a handle on his job, some of his fellows start dying and Miles decides to investigate Of course, this only gets him in trouble and makes his superior a major enemy for life.Miles gets himself reassigned and because he is who he is, all believe he is being favored by the Military leadership because he is Admiral Vorkosigan s son Miles decides to mind his own business, trying to be a subordinate soldier, but faith and his rest...


  4. says:

    Re read 2018 My head spun Really It did.I will not go on record saying that this was anywhere near my favorite Vorkosigan novel, but there is enough plain fun and wild plotting and vibrant characterizations to satisfy any old school Space Opera junkie I make no excuse Miles is a superhero He rides the wave of superheroic Bujoldian coincidence and Miles always happens to be the right person in the right place with the right quippy tongue and the right mind for the job Even when he isn t He just happens to have a rather quick imagination and the ability to spin tales that anyone believes.That, I guess, is pretty damn amazing It also says a lot about Bujold Original Review This was a great fast tale, and satisfying on many levels, but I have a few issues with it Perhaps it s my same issue with all of the tales It s plot providence It ties up all of the side issues quite nicely, true, but it s almost unbelievable Don t get me wrong, I enjoyed the different sections of the book almost as if it was a collection of short stories, and it really had the feel of just that, but when Miles comes up against his previous commander in the employ of the other mercenaries on pure chance, I went Huh He was old guard, and very unlikely to leave his beloved homeland Perhaps he could be convinced to participate in a coup, but not to work as a mercenary I might not have had this reaction if he had just been a completely different man, but then, the same level of hate wouldn t have made sense...


  5. says:

    3.5 stars as it was slightly better than the last bookUnpopular opinion time I don t like Miles Vorkosigan.He s annoying and irritating He was cute as a little boy at the end of the last book about his parents Barrayar , what with his physical disadvantage but strong and sharp mind, trying to win over even his grandfather By now, in his early 20s, his character is less than charming however He s supposedly very intelligent, a great strategist like his father, yet I don t see it anywhere He stumbles from one situation into another some his own fault because he s trying to prove himself, some the fault of others who are trying to bully or even outright murder him and every time he tries to get out of the respective problematic situation, he makes it worse The truly awful thing, however, is that everyone around him flocks to him and just waits for the oh so brilliant Miles to lead them into disaster they actually expect him to come up with a plan although at least people like Elena know by now how ridiculous his plans always are and how much he relies on luck I just don t get it Sure, there are even stupid people around not only on Barrayar which gets mocked for its traditions , but does truly nobody see that Miles isn t actually smart So in this second book about Miles and his adventures we start with him graduating from the military academy through some political strings that got pu...


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    UPDATED 2017.04.02 with Worst Cover Gallery check down below and feel free to comment _______________________________I got lazy Very, very lazy This will keep my review super short Which is not a bad thing, eh I enjoyed the book, it was fun and entertaining, with smart dialogues and interesting characters I missed Cordelia in this book a bit though I know, it s all about Miles now and he was perfect in his un...


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    Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma which reading list to follow it up with Variety is the spice of life, so I ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously This book falls into my HUGO WINNERS list.This is the reading list that follows the old adage, if it ain t broke, don t fix it I loved reading the Locus Sci Fi Award winners so I m going to crack on with the Hugo winners next but only the post 1980 winners, I ll follow up with pre 1980 another time.Long running series should, ideally, be read in the internal chronological order Unfortunately, Maestro Bujold did not write her epic Vorkosigan Saga in the obvious order she s jumped back and forth in the timeline with each successive book Under these circumstances, fans that have been with her since the beginning will have experienced the full story in publication order, which also makes perfect sense Being the contrary and ornery individual that I am, I am reading this wonderful series in neither chronological or publication order, but rather a semi random and illogical sequence of my own d...


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    This review is for my reread of the Vorkosigan Saga with SpecFic Buddy Reads during 2017 18 This is the first of the Miles novels that I haven t read before, and there s quite a few from here that will be new to me as well I originally picked up the series from Memory.Miles Vorkosigan has graduated the Imperial Military Academy and looks set for a bright future of military service as long as he develops some important basic officer skills To this end he gets sent to a small frozen military outpost in the middle of nowhere Being Miles though, trouble soon follows, in this case with an embittered veteran military commander who resents the softness of the peacetime military Letting a mutant serve only emphasizes his prejudice, so Miles is in trouble from the start But actions Miles is forced to take lead him into space for another encounter with the mercenary company that he formed in the previous book and he s forced to deal with consequences of his earlier actions and a brand new interstellar situation.The first section of this where Miles is on Kyril Island for his miserable first posting I thought was ...


  9. says:

    This series is like crack I ve read the first four and instead of planning on reading the next one I m planning on how to read the next four I m in loooove.


  10. says:

    The Vor Game Another madcap Miles adventureThis was another fast paced, well balanced, and very enjoyable adventure centering on Miles, his cousin Ivan, the Dendarii mercenaries, some very villainous villains including a very clever and calculating femme fatale , and even young Emperor Gregor thrown into the mix Once again Miles finds himself stumbling from one disastrous situation to another, always managing to squeak by his wits alone, knowing how to manipulate and outsmart rather than overpower, and being incredibly lucky again and again The improbable coincidences pile up towards the end, stretching reader credibility, but in a sense that is part of the fun We know how unlikely it would be in a serious SF story for these things to happen without the main characters getting blasted by a nerve disruptor, being spaced, or vaporized in a space battle, but the fact that Miles and Ivan can weasel their way through scrape after scrape is a bit like a really well written TV comedy What elevates Bujold s stories of Miles and his friends is that her characters are both three dimensional and believable, even if their situations are not There is always an emotional element to the story, including unrequited love and feelings of inferiority from our mad...


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