I read this book about 22-Jul-2002. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1999. This note was last modified Friday, 02-May-2014 23:45:49 PDT.
This is book 10 of the "Miles Vorkosigan" series.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
So far my absolutely favorite Bujold book, and this is my umpteenth reread. For the first few months we had a copy around the house, I'd just pick it up lying around somewhere and read it again. Or at least read a few chapters if I had a little time to kill.
Despite the really amazingly bad cover. Par for the course from Baen books (sometimes called "the Baen of SF publishing").
This is the book where Miles finally grows up; or at least starts acting kinda grown up. The parallels between Miles and Kareen in that regard are interesting.
I noticed when some character was going down the men the Koudelka girls were landing, how it covered the power structure of society quite completely (at least if Martya does capture a scientist). Apparently artists aren't considered a part of the power base, and religion isn't either. (No other mention of religion I can remember either. Even in connection with the wedding. Maybe that's why I like Barryar.)