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The Warrior's Apprentice

The ever inventive Miles creates a new identity for himself as the commander of his own mercenary fleet to obtain a lucrative cargo; a shipment of weapons destined for a dangerous warzo. This unfortunately didn t do it for me Oh sure it s a heist novel sort of that is still better written than many others and it was only really slow at the beginning I guess well the first 30 40% However nobody is criticizing Bujold s craftmanshift No my beef is with with the characters mostly Even the former military personnel was stupid beyond belief To say nothing of the rest I can make allowances of course initially for Elena who simply wanted to get off planet ONCE in her life or for Bothari who considers it his duty to stay with Miles But for every single other person to stay with Miles to eat up the bullshit like that to go along with what must be THE stupidest con there is only so much suspension of disbelief before I roll my eyes snort bang my head against the wall then get REALLY annoyed because I m supposed to go along with this nonsenseIt s a testament to Bujold s writing that I didn t DNF the book Granted I don t like to DNF books in general and I did like the previous volumes very much so I wanted to allow a flukeNevertheless it s always a bad sign when even a space heist that turns into some war effort gets so unbelievably out of hand that I get antsy despite the action and just want it to be overI just couldn t warm to the crippled rich kid that had never learned any boundaries was occasionally pretty smart but exasperatingly stupid when it counted Initially I thought it would be the typical story of a physically disabled person making it his way regardless I could have warmed to that But this wasn t that kind of story for me Sure Miles is young but how about him accepting THAT instead of acting like God s gift to the universe and then making everything worse for everyoneNot to mention Elena Since I don t want the rest of this review to get peeped out or for someone to flag it to the GR overlords I shall refrain from going into details Suffice it to say that she s an ungrateful litte bitch not just towards her father but also when she doesn t get from Miles whatever she wants like a spoiled little brat and I still hope she will die slowly and painfully Seriously that ruined what little I liked for meOn top of the problems I had with the story and characters there was also no humour in this There have always been comical situations in the previous books not here Maybe the novel tried to do and be too many things at once novel with a disabled MC an adventurous heist space battles the story of female empowerment that went downhill VERY uickly a coming of age story of not one but two people one male one female probably for emphasis a slight tinge of politics cultural differences the people are caught betweenSo yeah there s enough rage and exasperation and I gave this 3 stars solely for the writing especially when considering the book s age But I didn t enjoy it much Nevertheless I ll continue with the series for now and hope Miles will change for the better and soon Oh and I better not have to see Elena again anytime soon

REVIEW The Warrior's Apprentice

Tly after his arrival on Beta Colony Miles unexpectedly finds himself the owner of an obsolete freighter and in debt than he ever thought possible Propelled by his manic forward momentum. Are you bored Are you looking at your evergrowing pile of books to read and can t decide what to read next Well let me help you with that start reading this book and kill two birds with one stoneIt doesn t matter if you re not a fan of sci fi or space operas this book will give you an opportunity to meet your new favorite character or at least a new addition to your favorite characters list Miles Vorkosigan If I had to compare Miles to a contemporary fantasy character I would compare him to Locke Lamora physically weak with combination of audacity wit cunning assertive nature and sharp intelligence enabling him to improvise his way out of any bad situation just to find himself neck deep in the next one Miles comes from a family of warriors and to continue the family tradition Miles applies himself into the Barrayaran Military Service Academy and aces the written portion of the entrance exams but unfortunately due to his weak bones he fails to pass an obstacle course resulting in breaking both of his legs and ending his military career before he even started itNot really knowing what to do with himself Miles decides to travel to Beta Colony and visit his grandmother taking with him his bodyguard Bothari and his daughter ElenaShorty after their arrival Miles manages completely by accident to meet a jump pilot about to have his ship scrapped and that sets in motion the series of events which will make him a leader of a mercenary company and for Miles an opportunity to make his father proud The story itself is very fast paced with a character driven and emotionally powerful narrative It offers a plenty of exciting action seuences and unpredictable and often very funny situations ensuring not one moment in this book to be classified as boringSide characters are giving depth to this seemingly simple storyline infusing it with energy which goes hand in hand with Miles s forward momentum making this book next to impossible to put down Simply said this book is pure fun it s addictive it will make you grin the whole time reading it and when you re done you ll want PS No birds were harmed while reading this book

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Between the seemingly impossible tasks of living up to his warrior father's legend and surmounting his own physical limitations Miles Vorkosigan faces some truly daunting challenges Shor. Review updated on 16022017A buddy read with Choko and MariaWe finally meet the main hero of the series Miles Vorkosigan In the beginning of the book he failed his physical test in a military academy he had a lot of birth defects their origin was explained in the previous installment He also happened to be a son and a grandson of great military leaders as such he was expected to excel in military field and his expulsion from the academy was a huge disappointment for everybody first of all his grandfather Miles decided to take a break and visit his mother s home planet It began innocently enough but before he knew it he was a happy owner of an obsolete spaceship and an imaginary mercenary companyThis is one of the best space opera I read lately and it so happened that I read uite a few good ones this year It has everything action betrayals romance intrigues space and ground battles action It also has great characters and character development Miles himself matured a lot and so are some of his friends I would like to mention his cousin Ivan as a great newcomer he was just being born in the previous book This is book 3 in Vorkosigan saga but it can be read as a standalone It was my first exposure to Ms Bujold definitely not the last Somehow it reminded me of the following well known space opera in another mediaHighly recommended for any SF fans 4 solid stars Seriously if you have not read it you missed a lot I would like to make a long story short say again that the novel is great and shut up right now


10 thoughts on “The Warrior's Apprentice

  1. says:

    Review updated on 16022017A buddy read with Choko and MariaWe finally meet the main hero of the series Miles Vorkosigan In the beginning of the book he failed his physical test in a military academy he had a lot of birth defects; their origin was explained in the previous installment He also happened to be a son and a grandson of great military leaders as such he was expected to excel in military field and his expulsi

  2. says:

    so i was engaging in a favorite pastime on friday night namely verbal one upmanship slash sadistically using the power of my oh so mighty intellect to tease my poor innocent friends when the very drunk birthday boy said You know you are going to get smacked if you keep on talking like that i couldn't help myself i reache

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    444 A buddy read with Evgeny and Maria because we need some FORWARD MOMENTUM in our livesI have a new favorite Sci fi series and this is it I have been remiss in not picking it up sooner and I am repenting By readi

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    Are you bored? Are you looking at your evergrowing pile of books to read and can’t decide what to read next? Well let me help you with that start reading this book and kill two birds with one stoneIt doesn’t matter if you’re not a fan of

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    Update 11818 Read #3On some rather belated reflection and tears after this latest read I have to say that I'm in love with this series As if three reads wasn't proof enough right?The beginning and the end is completely scaled back fro

  6. says:

    Impossible or preposterous are words Miles Naismith Vorkosigan neither understand nor wishes to master I found The Warrior

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    UPDATED 20170402 with Worst Cover Gallery check down below and feel free to comment Nature was generous with this oneI always knew I'll love Miles Vorkosigan I only met him once and very long time ago in The Mountains Of Mourning and I recall I liked what I read but it wasn't a full picture It still isn't one considering I have whole series ahead but The Warrior's Apprentice gave me a nice teaser into what I'm going to

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    This unfortunately didn't do it for me Oh sure it's a heist novel sort of that is still better written than man

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    “I've got forward momentum There's no virtue in it It's just a balancing act I don’t dare stopCarrying on with my reading of the Vorkosigan Saga by internal chronology could also be a good starting point to the series This fourth instalment changes the focus from Cordelia and Aral to their son Miles who is now seventeen and making do with the conseuences of the poisoning attempt on his parents when his mother was p

  10. says:

    Following the resounding success of my Locus uest I faced a dilemma which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously This book falls into my FINISHING THE SERIES listI loves me a good series But I'm terrible for starting a new series before finishing my last so this reading list is all about trying to close out those series I've got on the go

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