The Warrior's Apprentice

Lois McMaster Bujold
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Lighter Than the Cordelia Novels, but Fun


The Warrior's Apprentice is another entertaining installment in the Vorkosigan Saga. This novel kicks off Miles's story, as he heads out as an inexperienced 17-year-old in search of adventure. There's plenty of adventure to be had, and he soon manipulates his way into someone else's war by pretending to be the owner of a mercenary fleet. While Miles's unstoppable successes were on the edge of credibility, the story was full of fast-paced, often humorous fun. I enjoyed the adventures, but my favorite part of this novel was the characters. The Warrior's Apprentice introduces a new generation of players, including the now-grown babies and toddlers of Barrayar. Bujold's characters are as well-drawn as always, and I particularly liked how the addition of the new generation built on the web of relationships and loyalties from the generation before.

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