Wednesday, 19 December 2007

The Warriors Apprentice

I enjoyed Cordellia's Honor so much I had to go out and get the next one entitled "The Warriors Apprentice". This book follows the adventures of Cordellia's son Miles, who was born at the end of Cordellia's Honor. This is the first book in a series known as The Vorkosigan Saga and are based around teh advertures of Miles Vorkosigan. This book begins when Miles is 17 and trying to enter the Barrayan Military academy, he fails, is sent off-world and in a series of escalating bluffs winds up in the middle of a war.

As with the previous book the writing is crisp and clear and the plot zips along with the clever and likable Miles. If anything this book is even more humorous than Cordellia's Honor with several laugh-out-loud moment's. Thats not to say its a comedy in the vein of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy but I've read a lot of 'hard' scifi and so this is quite a breath of fresh air. Surprisingly this book is considered one of the weakest in the saga, that being the case I look forward to reading the stronger ones. Its been a real treat discovering these book's I can't wait to find out what happens next.