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Brothers in Arms Book Review Summary

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BROTHERS IN ARMS was published in 1989 and is part of the Miles Vorkosigan saga written by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Miles Vorkosigan, forced to stay on Earth in order to wait for his next mission, does have some trouble keeping his two identities, Admiral Naismith and Lord Vorkosigan, clearly separated. When a clone, identical to him, makes his appearance, Miles will have to deal with his hierarchy, with Captain Galeni's father - an ancient revolutionary - and with Elli Quinn he has fallen in love with.

A very good book of the Miles Vorkosigan serie.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry    -   deposing an evil leader    -   unraveling a conspiracy Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   bad clones/duplicates Kind of alteration:    -   exotic/alien torture for major character Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Clones    -   Yes Human/magical couple?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   distant future Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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