The Vorkosigan Saga #4
On Sale: January 13, 2013
Featuring: Miles Vorkosigan
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Young Adult Science Fiction | Science Fiction
Together, they can get into a lot of trouble. Trouble only
the combined forces of the Free Dendarii Mercenaries can get
them out of. At least, that's what they're hoping...
In this latest adventure with the galaxy's craftiest
mercenary leader Miles, starts out by so shaking up the High
Command on his home planet of Barrayar that he is sent to
the other side of the galaxy - where who should he run into
but his old pals the Free Dendarii Mercenaries. And a good
thing too, because it turns out that Miles' childhood chum,
that's Emperor Gregor to you, has been the victim of foul
play, and only Miles - with a little Dendarii muscle - can
save him. This is very important to Miles; because if Gregor
dies, the only person who could become the new emperor is
Miles himself - and that he regards as a fate worse than death
2 comments posted.
Re: The Vor Game
As it should be, all the words spoken by the narrator remain on the
local paper fields and rivers. They are formed into really literary (the
writer, after all!) Sentences and phrases: "The sky, like ink, was filled
with clouds," "In the tomb was very beautiful - the dignity emanating
from sadness," and so on. But periodically, among all this, voices break
out from the real, not the book world, and on the fields there are other
words: "What's going on? Why do not you answer? I've tried so hard to
get here, but now, I think he's drowning me ... "
(Anna May 10:42am May 20, 2018)
As a result, the fairy tale and reality go side by side, we learn
something new about the writer herself and understand that the key
events in the game (that is, in the story) are an allegory of the
important stages of her life: studies, moving to the city, personal
relationships. For example, the water temple here symbolizes the years
of schooling in college. All this at the same time reminds something of
Bastion (the narrator was there too), and Braid , where the fairytale
story about the rescue of the princess also became just an excuse to
talk about life, about marriage, the crisis of middle age, alcoholism ...
(Anna May 10:43am May 20, 2018)
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