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Brothers in Arms

author: Lois McMaster Bujold (1989)
series: Vorkosigan Saga #5
date read: 2018-07-11
pages: 338
lists: scifi
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Brothers in Arms is the fifth part (in order of publishing) of Lois McMaster Bujold‘s Vorkosigan saga and I enjoyed it immensely. After the previous volumes vaguely related tales, we finally return to Miles and his crew. It’s been seven years (!!!. Where are the stories about those years? Well, at least one later volume takes place in the space between.), and it’s brilliant. Miles is still the protagonist with the most absolute forward momentum, and the story has no clear villain, the characters are ambiguous, the narrator is only nearly reliable, and the plot is just tremendous amounts of fun. It really says something when you see that a series has 16 volumes + minor works and you’re relieved because it won’t be over quite so soon.

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