Continuing Miles’ story, he’s now an Ensign in the Barrayaran Military and sent to a remote outpost to stay out of trouble. Trouble has a knack of finding him however, and as a result, he is dispatched on an undercover mission. Already neck deep in, he bumps into his childhood friend who is also Barrayar’s runaway Emperor. Miles must complete his mission, keep Gregor safe until they can return home, and dodge the increasingly unfriendly foes ranged against him. Easy.
I love the character of Miles, he is so witty and very sarcastic. He’s under no illusions about himself and the disadvantages his medical condition gives him, yet he tries his utmost anyway. The pace is good if a little frantic at times but I think this just adds to the charm of the series. The plot has more twists than a twisty thing but you can follow it easily as each turn comes along. This is just a thoroughly enjoyable read!