Jenny's Library

Reading Round-up 2013: week 26

Posted on: November 22, 2013

cover image for Diplomatic ImmunityDiplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold

Miles and Ekaterin are meant to be finishing up their honeymoon, and soon heading home for the birth of their twins.  Instead, Miles has been ordered to stop by Graf Station to investigate the Quaddie’s claim of unprovoked violence on the part of the Barrayan military.  Also, there’s a small matter of a missing Barrayan officer.  As always, chaos and complications multiply when Miles is on the case.

I liked seeing the Quaddies again – and in Quaddie-space even! – and I appreciated the discussions about gender and indentity.  Unfortunately, all of that was overshadowed by the fact that Miles and Ekaterin – the latter in particular – seemed to be lesser versions of themselves rather than the characters I’ve come to enjoy reading about.

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