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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It wasn’t as though we had to start by spending half a millennium altering an entire planet’s atmosphere.

Miles set off to meet up with her and to head off the potential emergency. He and his ImpSec assistants rapidly turned up evidence of a novel engineering device that generated Necklin fields; in order to function, these required the near-presence of a wormhole. The perspective flip-flops between Miles and Ekaterin throughout the story as he tries to stay focused on his case rather than the dame, and she tries to change her life somehow.

His right big toe poked through a new hole in his new sock. This time it was also the case. He turned to Tien. We get Miles’s viewpoint of the investigation and his attraction to Ekaterin as we also see Ekaterin’s viewpoint of the final destruction of her abusive marriage and how that all ends up connecting with what’s really going on. T he last gleaming sliver of Komarr’s true-sun melted out of sight beyond the low hills on the western horizon.

Lies within lies, treachery within treachery, Miles is caught in a race against time to stop a plot that could exile him from Barrayar forever.

Were you listening to him at all? A lightweight, I presume, although all your Uncle Vorthys said was that he was sensitive about his height and not to mention it. The choice is not a popular one on Komarr, where a betrayal a generation before drenched the name of Vorkosigan in blood. He is bigger than life, but packed in a small frame and vulnerable psyche. Similar stopgap measures in the city’s food-producing greenhouses must be nearly complete, to spare them and this equipment to such an ornamental task.

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Her predicament broke my heart at times.

Komarr (novel)

Then she’d chosen Etienne Vorsoisson, or he had chosen her. She’d felt, a bit guiltily, closer to them than to her real parent. Komaarr the Emperor’s foster brother. I love HOW he loves her. Here I find it grows a trifle abstract for my taste; how can he be answerable to all, yet not answerable to each?

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It verges on depressing but the character work is truly impressive. This carried them through till the rental company arrived at the front door with the grav-bed, and the great engineer went off with the whole male mob to oversee its installation. Maybe it’s because I’m older and have seen the destruction a dysfunctional relationship can bring to a person in RL and that’s why Ekaterin’s plight hit me so hard.

It started bujole picking up A Civil Campaign as I often do, just bkjold read my favorite parts which is practically the entire book. I loved getting to see Miles through someone else’s eyes.

She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children. It is not a take of romance, so much as two people learning to understand and appreciate each others’ strengths and failings before it even occurs to them that they might have feelings for each other. It’s a twisty mystery with a lot to say, as usual. I inherited the skellytum from her. I was so worried about whether or not I’d like her because I haven’t loved any of Miles’ byjold love interests.

He released her hand without kissing it, to her relief. One grows tired of leaning back and watching Miles pull miracles out of his ass, you know. He moved stiffly, setting down his valise, wheeling to watch Nikolai monopolize his great-uncle, but did not otherwise appear very crippled. I always get irritated with female characters who allow themselves to be victims. Why ever did you have bujlld invite him, anyway? She advanced to him. But he was already stalking out. This also happens for me in Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, which is a royal kick in the pants.

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But by introducing us to these strange and different cultures we better understand our own.

I wanted to watch how it was komadr. Miles is crazy about this fascinating widow, but she’s done with men, after ten years with Tien the Twit. Miles Vorkosigan is sent, in his role as Imperial Auditor to the still-somewhat-rebellious subject planet of Komarr to investigate a space accident or, possibly, act of sabotage that may se Following directly upon the events of ‘Memory,’ ‘Komarr’ still functions as a stand-alone novel.

I found myself unexpectedly enjoying it for multiple reasons, partly because I misremembered it as ending with Ekaterin discovering Miles and Tien at the Waste Heat experiment station, and partly because I’d forgotten how much of Miles and Ekaterin’s relationship is in this novel.

What’s, um, your part in this, Lord Komaer Vorkosigan? It had other kinds of horizons. Excited, or was he picking up parental nerves? Had he switched, then, from resisting sleep through alcohol to pursuing it?

You argue with everything I say, you practically insult my intelligence in front of your so-noble relative-“. It’s a comfort reread, everyone! The previous book left Miles being a junior guy in a very important job. Published April 1st by Baen first published January 1st As layers of plots and motivations unravel, you’ll find yourself staying up late to finish I think he’s the Emperor’s hatchet man, sent to judge the whole Terraforming Project.

Nikolai shot ahead of her.