marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

The Vor Game

The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold

The further adventures of Miles, after graduating from the Academy.

Immediately, he's given a post:  as a Meteorology Officer.  Which seems like an awful mismatch, and he gets told that unless he manages to pull off subordination better, he's not going to manage in the service.

Things don't stay simple.  At first there is simply the matter of trying to learn to lead the less than clever soldiers, and manage to obey the commander (obviously shuffled off here) but then the commander raises the stakes -- even though Miles could ignore it.

which sends him off on another tangent, involving deep space.  Also involving an overly opportunistic mercenary captain, a depressed emperor, a security officer posing as a bodyguard posing as a tourist, an attempt to space two characters, Miles making an offer, and later making a threat, that both turn on his ability to claim the throne and much more.
Tags: fiction reviews: military, fiction reviews: sf

  • Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest

    Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest, And in our hearts take up Thy rest; Come with Thy grace and heav'nly aid To fill the hearts which Thou hast made, To…

  • Alleluia! sing to Jesus!

    Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, his the throne. Alleluia! His the triumph, his the victory alone. Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion thunder…

  • Hail the day that sees him rise

    Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia! to his throne beyond the skies. Alleluia! Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia! enters now the…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded