I don’t have a lot to say about this one. I mean, yay Miles, as always. My Barrayaran prejudice continues; I enjoyed the story, but felt that the heart of it came at the end. Speaking of which WAAAAH. I even knew it was coming, thanks to an accidental spoiler in Wikipedia, but I still bawled quarts. Especially at Gregor’s bit. (Have I mentioned that my massive literary crush on Miles tops my massive literary crush on Gregor by only a little bit?) So obviously, I’m hoping for a Barrayaran book as the next one. Speaking of which, I do feel that the end of this book could really rival the beginning of Memory in terms of changing the tenor of the series.