Thursday, November 17, 2011
Diplomatic Immunity, by Lois McMaster Bujold
In Diplomatic Immunity, Miles is now firmly married and just coming back from his honeymoon in this one. He returns to Quaddiespace to sort out what looks like a messy but limited diplomatic issue, and ends up saving a big chunk of the Cetagandan empire. The adventure is a lot of fun, and worth the read. What's more interesting is to think of where the series is going at this point. Miles is a grown man now, and in a role he can continue in for the rest of his life. Where does he go from here? He is a father now, that has possibilities. But about all that's really left to do with Miles Vorkosigan is to explore a dark side. Bujold has certainly left room for this, Miles' ego is big enough to lead him into serious trouble. Or more mundane humanity--just how disappointed would he be if his children are not as driven as himself? Or if they are, would it drive him completely nuts? Well, we have finally come to the book that started this for me--the last award nominee for me to read this year, Cryoburn. Onward and upward. 3 stars for the current item.