Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Warrior's Apprentice Mass Market Paperback – Aug 1986


See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£19.84
Mass Market Paperback, Aug 1986
£0.01
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Baen Books (Aug 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671655876
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671655877
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,880,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Lois McMaster Bujold burst onto the SF scene in 1986 with SHARDS OF HONOUR, closely followed by BARRAYAR, and THE WARRIOR'S APPRENTICE, which introduced the physically handicapped military genius, Miles Vorkosigan. Since then she has won four Hugo Awards and two Nebulas. The mother of two, Bujold lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Jan 2003
Format: Paperback
Whilst not the first novel in the Vorkosiverse sequence, this is the first novel in which Miles plays an active role. He soon learns how easy it is for things to get out of control, but with his usual luck, bluster and desire to see the right thing done he soon has things sorted out. Extremely well written, good characterisation, and the epic scope required for stories set in space. Miles Vorkosigan is the sort of character to inspire loyalty and a desire to wring his neck - usaully by turns, although sometimes at once. If you enjoy this novel, then follow the rest of his adventures. This one is probably a good place to start.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 April 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Immediately after I red this book for the 1st time, I went back to page 1 and started reading it again, and the next book, and then the next, till I finally read the whole series. I can't remember the last time I read a book and laughed and cried on the same page. This is a series in which the caracters have so amny virtues and flaws and they are so complex, that everybody can find something about themselves in them and relate to them. I'm not an SF fan, but these books are just grand.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. Proctor on 8 Dec 2008
Format: Paperback
I've read this book at least three times over the years, but I'd forgotten just how fabulous it was. Reading it for the 4th (ish) time while ill this week, I found myself laughing aloud in pure delight.

Miles is cursed with a hyperactive, intelligent mind in a body that forever lets him down. Brittle bones break all too easily, and in a culture that values physical strength and perfection, that's a big problem.

His resentment at being unable to do the things he really wants to do leads him to help another desperate man, and suddenly he's in a situation where one thing piles on top of another and he's juggling eggs in an evermore complex pattern as he accidentally 'acquires' a band of mercenaries.

Here's where his upbringing comes in handy. Miles has always wanted the military life, he's inherited his father's gift for tactics, but this military life is a trap of a kind that he fails to spot until it is almost too late.

Can Miles stop everything from crashing down around him?

Bujold's characters are wonderful - each of her books usually works as a stand-alone (this one included), but it's great to have extra glimpses of characters whom we've met in the past or will see more of in the future. Her female characters are intelligent and capable of challenging the cultures that surround them.

The book is also funny. Mile's thoughts about his idiot cousin Ivan, his efforts at playing matchmaker, and many other scenes besides.

In a nutshell, the book is wonderful space opera, with great characters. Read it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 9 Jan 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The story of how Miles form the Dendarii Mercenaries. The plot is great, the characters are fun to read. This book is one of those that you can't put down and stay up reading long after you should have gone to sleep.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Look for similar items by category


Feedback