Date: 2017-05-20 01:25 am (UTC)
seventhe: (Cats: I LIKE THEM)
From: [personal profile] seventhe
Ok so I like all things about this post but because I wanna fight* in general let's fight: Komarr, I love it, and therefore why not on list?

So I relate with Ekaterin a lot as somebody who crawled out of an abusive relationship barely realizing how bad it was until much later, but even without the personal aspects I think Ekaterin is where we really see the good and the bad of Vor. She brings a new angle, and while we see some of it reflected from the bright mirror of Cordelia, Ekaterin IS Vor in a way Cordelia never was, and I found this book the most intricate byplay about Barayarran society and especially the woman's role.

It also really sums up the cultural dependence on the wormholes and the precarious edge Barrayar** sits upon in terms of advancement - it's all too obvious who has things to lose if Barrayar moves backwards again.

The thing is: Memory belongs on your list, and Civil Campaign does also, so I guess Komarr is the one to skip --- but let's talk about it plz


*where by fight I truly mean talk enthusiastically about awesome things ok
** my autocorrect hates this word
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