Synopses & Reviews
Previously published in three parts, this complete edition tells the story of Miles, a Vor leader on the planet Barrayar who foils a plot against his father, solves a murder, and thwarts an interstellar invasion as his alter-ego, Admiral Naismith.
Being a Vor lord on the war-torn planet Barrayar wasn't easy. Being an officer in Barrayar's military wasn't easy. And being the leader of a force of spaceborne mercenaries while maintaining a secret identity wasn't easy--in fact it should have been impossible, to say nothing of being a capital offense on Barrayar. Not that impossibility or great danger ever noticeably slowed down young miles Vorkosigan--or his adventurous alter ego. Admiral Naismith.
Dismissed from the Barrayaran Military Academy for his fragile bones, Miles Vorkosigan's natural leadership qualities quickly led to his off-handedly acquiring a fleet of 19 ships and 3000 troops, all loyal to him - or at least to his alter ego, Admiral Naismith. Then things got really interesting.