A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold March 13, 2013Posted by stuffilikenet in Books, Brilliant words.
Twelfth in the Vorkosigan saga, A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold is the tale of how Miles Vorkosigan persuaded his wife to marry him. I can cut it short for you: he did it clumsily. Having been unable to save her husband from murder at the hands of counterfeit embezzlers (not real ones—they were actually terrorists), he finds himself in the uncomfortable position of courting a widow very poorly. He is a neurotic little guy: short, prone to seizures and with nearly every bone in his body replaced with synthetics—but one of the most powerful men in his cousin’s Empire (so there’s that).
Fortunately, he can be smart and contrite in the correct measures, so there’s hope. That, and a little plot to foil make for an interesting read. I liked it very much, and so will the discerning reader—like you.