The Vor Game
By Lois McMaster Bujold
The Vor Game is a science fiction novel by the author Lois McMaster Bujold.
The Vor Game takes place in the same universe as Mirror Dance and it has the same main character - only it takes place before Mirror Dance, so I would recommend that you read The Vor Game first.
The Vor Games starts when Miles Vorkosian leaves the Military Academy and gets his first assignment - being of noble family he expects to get ship duty, but because of his missing ability to take orders he gets sent to an arctic military station as a weather officer! The idea is that he will stay there a year and show that he can take orders and co-operate with "normal" soldiers - of course this goes wrong and Miles actually manages to get him self accused of mutiny and sent home in disgrace. The Secret Service get responsibility for him and as a way of keeping a leash on him makes him a secret service agent.
Keeping Miles on a leash? Hah! Soon Miles is on his own and getting into all kinds of trouble. I won't tell you what happens but I can promise you that it never gets boring and of course it pretty quickly goes from "Miles is in trouble" to "Civilization as we know it is in trouble". Bujold has written a wonderful action adventure that will keep you hooked from page one.
Written on 1st July 1999 by TC .