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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Now, the solar mirror vital to the terraforming of the conquered planet has been shattered by a ship hurtling off course. The choice is not a popular one on Kom Komarr could be a garden with a thousand more years’ work, or an uninhabitable wasteland if the terraforming fails. The choice is not a popular one on Komarr, where a betrayal a generation before drenched the name of Vorkosigan in blood.
Thus, the Komarrans surrounding Miles could be loyal subjects, potential hostages, innocent victims, or rebels ready for revenge. 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. His burning hope lies in an unexpected ally, one with wounds as deep and honor as beleaguered as his own.
Paperbackpages. Published April 1st by Baen first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Komarrplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Apr 24, Evgeny rated it really liked it Shelves: A buddy read with Choko and Maria. My biggest and constant complaint about the series is its predictability. Let me demonstrate it on this example.
The previous book left Miles being a junior guy in a very important job. His seniors mentioned junior guys get the most troublesome job in the most troublesome place. What would be the most troublesome place for Miles in the whole Empire? Planet Komarr where people believe his father was responsible for a grand massacre and regarded Miles accordingly.
Also in the previous book Miles parted ways with his girlfriend. It follows he was supposed to find his love interest. And thus I just gave away the whole plot of this book: Miles had to go to Komarr to do his job where he met a woman he fell in love with. All this info can be gathered from the simple fact that the previous book, Memory has a sequel.
I already mentioned the good parts in my review of practically all books of the series: All of these apply here and bring the rating to 4 stars. Here come my personal nitpicking. Miles love, Ekaterin is not a woman to make him shine.
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Quinn was excellent and so was Taura don’t ask. Ekaterin comes across as a timid creature totally beaten into complete submission by her loser husband – in other words exactly the opposite of Miles. For this reason their attraction feels artificial. I will stop here as I have another chance to talk about Miles’ love in my review for the next book.
I loved space opera type adventures of Miles. His ground political play is good, but not quite on the same level of excitement: I think I made my point. These two reasons resulted in one less star of a perfect rating. View all 13 comments. Apr 20, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: To qualify, you only have to be great once, you know.
Once when it matters. This series has stolen my heart. I know I have several series of books which I love and are a must read for me, but most bjjold them are more because the story lines are not finished, and the worlds are marvelous, and the writing is great, and I really enjoy the characters However, of all of those, The Vorkosigan Saga is the one that I have the most tenderness for.
It makes me think, it makes me feel, and it makes me appreciate the more imperfect of the buold emotions, the issues we are dealing with in one way or another on daily basis but disguised in a Sci-Fi form.
On top of that, as the main protagonist we have Miles, a young man whom we have followed for several years and his evolution form a kid to an adult has been spellbinding I fill like he is my kid, or more correctly, as if he is my sister’s kid and I get to claim and be proud of him and his bujols even though I have been just an observer in his life He is bigger than life, but packed in a small frame and vulnerable psyche.
I love this character so much, he is quickly becoming one of my favorite of all time!
A position which would be the professional peak of any other person kkmarr Barrayar, is just “settling” for our Miles It has been 3 months since he took this post and he is learning on the job by assisting bijold senior member of the Imperial Auditors. They have to investigate what happened on Komarr, a planet which Miles’s father was instrumental in conquering and at the time acquiring the nickname “The Butcher of Komarr” Having his son on the planet is a bit challenging for the locals, to bujlod it mildly On top of that, they are staying with the niece of the older partner and her family, which are having some domestic problems and there are multiple tensions in the air.
Incidentally, the niece, Ekaterin, happens to be just Miles’s type and very unhappy in her marriage And justice comes with a sell-by date. You wouldn’t want your heroism to spoil.
The good thing is, this world is fictional and things can get fixed, while we don’t have those luxuries in RL: I love how the author handles all of those situations without making them preachy or intrusive. They are looked upon as just a part of human everyday life and we can imagine parents, kids and spouses dealing with them in just this manner I wish you all Happy Reading and many more wonderful books to come!!!!
View all 38 comments. Jan 02, Maria Dimitrova rated it it was amazing Shelves: Buddy read with Choko and Evgeny. I started writing this review yesterday and then RL happened. Let’s hope that nothing will interrupt me this time: From the very start of the series the planet Komarr has played an important but kind of behind the scenes role in Vorkosigan’s lives.
And I always wanted to visit it. Mostly because terraforming fascinates me. It’s very difficult to write a good book set on a terraformed planet because it’s either used as a convenient plot device and the science is Buddy read with Choko and Evgeny.
LMB has found the perfect balance between those two opposites and blends it seamlessly with the story. For me this is a reread number “I’ve lost count” and up until now I was always focused on Miles’ side of the story. He does tend to hoard all the attention: But this time it was Ekaterin’s POV that kept me going.
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. I admire her for finding the strength to view spoiler [leave Tien hide bujlld ] because not many people do. Mostly I love how LMB handled the situation – she made it feel real, something few authors manage to do. The inner struggle Ekaterin went through, the excuses she made for so long, the fear, the pain, the ultimate trigger for her decision – everything was described so well that for a moment I forgot that it isn’t real.
Komarr fits perfectly with the rest of the series not because Miles is in it but because of Ekaterin. All of the books deal with some sort of social problem and it’s sad that those problems are still such a big part of society years after these books were written.
And as much as I love Miles and his family it’s those themes that make me reread these books time and again. View all 6 comments. Following the resounding success of my Locus QuestI faced a dilemma: Regardless of how many books are already queued patiently on my reading list, unexpected gifts and guilt-trips will always see unplanned komrr muscling their way in at the front.
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Miles is still settling into his new role, trying to find the balance between effective use and reprehensible misuse of his power. Ekaterin is an unhappily married Vor lady with an eight year old son. Miles meets her through the course of his investigation and oomarr slowly bewitched by her. 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.
The twist comes during an accident: My favourite quote came right at the end: I want this ubjold. Miles is one of my favourite characters and hanging out with him is delight.