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Author: Professor Grover Gardner,Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN: 0786176911
Language: English
Category: Science Fiction
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (September 1, 2005)
Rating: 4.3
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The Warrior's Apprentice Mass Market Paperback. Lois McMaster Bujold. Miles is the central figure in most of the sixteen novels that comprise the Vorkosigan Saga, several books of which have won Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards for Lois McMaster Bujold.

The Warrior's Apprentice Mass Market Paperback. Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Adventure) Mass Market Paperback. Bujold won the Hugo Award four times, matching the record achieved by Robert A. Heinlein-and it's easy to see why. The space operas that comprise the Vorkosigan Saga are several cuts above the classics in that genre from the 1940s and 50s, the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

It was the second book published in the series, and is the fifth story, including novellas, in the internal chronology of the series. The Warrior's Apprentice was first published by Baen Books in 1986, and was included in the 1997 omnibus Young Miles.

Lois McMaster Bujold. This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. A Baen Books Original.

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The Warrior's Apprentice, written by Lois McMaster Bujold and published by Baen Books in August 1986, is the second published book in the Vorkosigan Saga. Chronologically it follows Barrayar and is followed by the novella "The Mountains of Mourning". For audio versions: The Reader's Chair published a version in 1997 read by Michael Hanson and Carol Cowan; Blackstone Audio published one in 2005 that was read by Grover Gardner.

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Lois McMaster Bujold. Miles infiltrates a prison camp at Dagoola IV, where he plots from within to free the prisoners. Miles turns 30, and-though he isn't slowing down just yet-he is starting to lose interest in the game of Wall: the one where he tries to climb the wall, fails, gets up, and tries again

Miles Vorkosigan makes his debut in this frenetic coming-of-age tale. At age seventeen, Miles is allowed to take the entrance exams to the elite military academy; he passes the written but manages, through miscalculation in a moment of anger, to break both his legs on the obstacle course, washing out before he begins. His aged grandfather dies in his sleep shortly after, and Miles blames himself. He is sent to visit his grandmother Naismith on distant Beta Colony, accompanied by his bodyguard, Sergeant Bothari, and Bothari's daughter, Elena. Miles passes himself off as a mercenary leader as he picks up a ragtag crew, and soon his father Aral is under political attack back home as garbled rumors of Miles' mercenary operations trickle back. Miles must abandon his new fleet and dash back to Barrayar to stop the plot.
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If you're looking for escapist entertainment, and if science fiction strikes your fancy, you'll enjoy the long series of novels in the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold. The Warrior's Apprentice, the fourth book in the series' chronology, is a case in point.

In the preceding entries in the series, we learned the backstory of its central figure, Miles Vorkosigan. He is the son of one of the most senior military and political leaders on the planet of Barrayar, Aral Vorkosigan, and Cordelia Naismith, a scientist and unwilling soldier who is a former enemy from the far more technologically advanced Beta Colony. In a failed assassination attempt on his father, Miles is crippled in his mother's womb by poison gas. His life has been saved only by Betan technology and a courageous local physician. But he was born a virtual dwarf, less than five feet tall, and with bones so brittle they break when he falls or one of his limbs is squeezed too strongly. Miles compensates for these disabilities with a brilliant mind, a copious memory, and a genius for military strategy that allows him to gain the allegiance of the toughest professional soldiers.

Miles is surely one of the most off-beat and intriguing protagonists in all of science fiction. No doubt, the strange attraction we all feel to Miles explains how the author has been able to produce (to date) a total of at least sixteen novels in the series, plus a large number of novellas and short stories. And she has won numerous awards for her work.

In The Warrior's Apprentice, seventeen-year-old Miles washes out of officer training for the Barrayaran military when he breaks both legs in leaping off a wall in an obstacle course. Freed from the strictures of the military, Miles sets out on a visit to his grandmother on distant Beta Colony. His bodyguard, Sergeant Konstantine Bothari, and the sergeant's eighteen-year-old daughter, Elena, accompany him on the journey. No sooner do they arrive than Miles manages to embroil himself in rescuing an old starship pilot. Brashly, he buys the pilot's ship to save it from salvage—with money he doesn't have. This foolish act triggers a series of misadventures that begin Miles' long trek to galactic fame.

I've reviewed all three of the preceding novels in the Vorkosigan Saga. I enjoyed them all, and you will, too, so long as you don't expect to gain any deeper meaning from the experience.
Yes, I liked Cordelia's arc a little more, but Miles is a riot. Just as fun to read as his mother, really. He's a genius. I saw another review complaining of a lot of deus ex machina, but as a writer I know you're building a series of events and of course they're going to form to where the story needs to go. Maybe I can just suspend my disbelief more easily or I was thrilled enough by the lucky turns and didn't notice. Anyway, yes Miles always lands on his feet somehow, but not without a lot of flailing around on the way, and that makes him human enough to appeal to me. The kid has some charisma, but I guess it's from having to rely on smarts and charm instead of physical ability and good looks (I think Cordelia said in the epilogue of Barrayar that he honed his charm during the time he spent before being able to actually walk).

Elena's growth was also great to see.

In any case, I'll keep on with the series until it gets annoying or stops being good or whatever, but I'm curious to read the further adventures of Miles.
The technology and the action - which are interesting and exciting - are all at the service of the story and the characters, who are real. (Do you ever wonder about all those people in books who understand their motivation and explain it to you? Have they all spent time in psychotherapy? Or, on the other hand, the idiots who could solve their problems by simply telling the truth to each other, but never do.) The protagonist, Miles Vorkosigan, is a genius: I love reading about smart people. On the other hand, he could be played by Peter Dinklage in the movie version (please, please!) so that keeps things interesting.
This is a great place to begin your addiction to the entire Vorkosigan Saga - there's probably a dozen of them (no waiting for the author to get around to writing the next one, one of the joys of reading older books.)
One of my favorite books of all time--an incredibly sympathetic main character--a young man whose wit and brilliance get him and everyone around him in and out of trouble with sometimes hilarious and sometimes tragic results. I have read the Vorkosigan saga over and over--falling more in love with the characters each time. This is one of the best books in the series.
I have now devoured all the books in this series (not in 'chronological' order) and I have to say that this one, the last that I read, is my favorite. It contains the humour and witty repartee that make all the books so enjoyable, but also has a dark side giving the work more substance.
Miles has failed - through his own fault, basically (he is usually more careful to circumvent his physical difficlties) - to pass the physical admission tests to the Military Academy and so is thwarted in achieving his only, and devoutly wished-for, ambition. He feels that the disappointment causes his grandfather's death and, depressed as all heck, flees to visit his grandmother Naismith in Beta Colony. Once there, however, he picks up a couple of'strays' and, taking responsibility for them, sets off on a crazy adventure ...picking up more 'strays' on the way. These 'strays' are molded, by sheer force of personality, into the Free Dendarii Mercenaries. It IS 'rip roaring adventure' but it is also about picking yourself up and getting on with your life and about taking responsibility for your actions whether or not you intended the consequences. It shows one of Miles' greatest (and, perhaps most endearing) talents; getting other people to overcome their handicaps and achieve their own full potential. I found it exciting and upbeat despite the dark side of the story and heartily recommend it.
While I may have enjoyed it more as the result of reading the other books, it is certainly 'stand alone' and it may well be that it will the book I recommend to Vorkosigan beginners to start on!