Komarr has two alternating points of view: Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan, on a mission to investigate an accident to the artificial sun of. I recall the first time I read the opening chapter of Komarr as one of the Framing the book with her perspective lets Bujold get right down to. From the Back Cover. Komarr could be a garden — with a thousand more years work. Or an uninhabitable wasteland, if the terraforming fails. Now the solar.

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His child-light hair was darkening; it might yet become as brown as hers.

I didn’t even care about the mystery here, I was so caught up in the romance. But she was abruptly too weary to try anymore. No wonder he got this cushy Imperial bhjold.

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He is there, along with an older, more experienced Auditor, to investigate whether the destruction of a solar power satellite vital to the ongoing terraforming of the planet was an accident or sabotage. The climactic scene, Ekaterin’s reaction to being “rescued”, the open flirtation of the final conversation between the two of them in the last chapter That escalated quickly! Startled, she said, “The terraforming of Komarr was going on for three centuries before we conquered it.


View all 11 comments. And I adore her prose, her insight, and her turns of phrase turns of phrases?

Komarr (novel)

I know I have several series of books which I love and are a koomarr read for me, but most of them are more because the story lines are not finished, and the worlds are marvelous, and the writing is great, and I really enjoy the characters Had Tien caught any of the subtle flashing implications in the little lord’s speech?

It wasn’t as though we had to start by spending half a millennium altering an entire planet’s atmosphere. The crippled star-flake of the insolation mirror had almost reached the western horizon, following the true-sun into night as the planet turned.

My review below still stands. He stared out again at the western horizon, and the sinking mirror, his brows lowering. Miles is crazy about this fascinating widow, but she’s done with men, after ten years with Tien the Twit.

Miles is still settling into his new role, trying to find the balance between effective use and reprehensible misuse of his power.

Tien was shouldering through the door with baggage. What’s, um, your part in this, Lord Komarf Vorkosigan? Komarr takes place just three months after Memory. View all 4 comments. He was under a lot of pressure at work, it was very ill-timed of her to push for a resolution to his medical dilemma now. It’s like when you run into someone who knows someone you love and haven’t bujolx in a while.


Komarr [Aug 6, ] 14 32 Nov 07, Often I can’t remember what happened in her books, but I never forget the people or their relationships. Planet Komarr where people believe his father was responsible for a grand massacre and regarded Miles accordingly.

Bujold is such a good storyteller. This series has stolen my heart. With that much momentum imparted to it by the assorted collisions, it just ripped itself apart. I thought it would be beakers and bubbly things, but it was all big machines and concrete.

Can I have a piece of that cake? By the time she handed round the bread and wine, she’d at last caught up enough to finally have a word with her uncle herself. If you come to this volume from the start believe me, you are in for a treat. Growing up can be kind of grim, but not without its rewards, as Miles begins to learn here. I can’t imagine what favors he called in to get it.