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Reviews of Warrior's Apprentice, the (1986)

Review by clong (2007-06-10)
This is the book that introduced us to the inimitable Miles Vorkosigan. It is vintage Bujold, offering a deft combination of humor, action, and suspense with moments of touching insight into what makes us all tick. Add to this a smart yet vulnerable protagonist with an admirable capability to learn from his mistakes and an author who doesn't flinch from tackling hard truths and you have one of the greatest scifi series ever.

The plot admittedly hangs on a couple of coincidences that strain credulity, but this is one of those cases where the payoff is sufficiently great that you should have no problem suspending disbelief.

Review by Miles_V (2003-03-06)
Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the best character driven authors that i know. I would rate her work up there with Orson Scott Card etc. This book is at times funny, sad, hillarious and brilliant. The main character's life and experiences are told in such a wonderful way that you would find it difficult to put the book down. I started the whole series by reading Warrior's Apprentice 1st and discovered a whole series of brilliant books. So go on start reading Shards of Honour (1st in the series) and you will discover a brilliant author to cherish each time she produces another book.

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