April 28, 2019


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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Startled, she said, “The terraforming of Komarr was going on for three centuries before we conquered it.

My biggest and constant complaint about the series is its predictability. I think she might be right, but don’t tell her I said so. Also in the previous book Miles parted ways with his girlfriend.

Komarr (novel)

She laughed a little, uneasily. The bujolc in the domes would live, cared for by their human symbiotes. This time we get to meet the love of Miles’ life and I like her, I really do. But the little lord had had all his life to adjust to his condition. I have it under control. She turned off the cheery colored plant lights and just sat in the dim reflected illumination from the sealed Komarran city.


View all 12 comments. The climactic scene, Ekaterin’s reaction to being “rescued”, the So good.

Or go discreetly, if you insist. She’d felt, a bit guiltily, closer to them than to her real parent. I didn’t even care about the mystery here, I was so caught up in the romance.

Ekaterin’s frame of reference is unfairly positive and forgiving and the book knows it, but I still wish there was more of a comeuppance for Miles’s bad behavior – although I suspect it’s going to happen, just not in this volume. All the same, I love Miles for loving her. Tien stepped in, or stepped in konarr I’ve found them a damned touchy bunch.

Last and certainly not least, the writing. All her characters have distinct voices and I love them all.

Komarr (Vorkosigan Saga, #11) by Lois McMaster Bujold

Feb 25, Jon rated it really liked it Recommended to Jon by: Ekaterin grasped his wrist and turned it over. He does tend to hoard all the attention: In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook Another Auditor, some sort of assistant to him, it sounded like.

Trust me, you didn’t miss much. Would the Komarran doctors know a Vor mother was not her son’s legal guardian? Miles is on a new life course and I LOVE that Komarr starts with us seeing him through the eyes of a stranger, a new character in Ekaterin.


Sep 24, Megan Baxter rated it really liked it. I don’t think so.

To say this was a great Miles story is to say it is absolutely required reading. I fill koomarr 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 achievements even though I have been just an observer in his life The ordinary subjects are loyal to their Counts, the Counts are loyal to the Emperor, and the Emperor, presumably, is loyal to the whole Imperium, the body of the Empire in the form of all its, er, bodies.

If it was a they at all, ghastly malice and not mere konarr accident. But it was only the mutie lord, who had shed his elegant gray tunic and, apparently, his boots. Forget the secrecy, just go openly for help. And justice comes with a sell-by date. She felt an odd twinge of identification with the transplanted ecology outside, slowly starving for light and heat, suffocating in a toxic atmosphere.