Disabled kid masters military and manipulation.
Miles Vorkosigan is a teenager afflicted with fragile bones and other physical problems because he mother was poisoned when he wasn't born yet.
Living on a gung-ho must look pretty for the part military world is a problem given he is a noble type.
A combination of military sf of the more Ender's Game or Phule's company variety than kill 'em all space marines, and period romance, which gets rather tedious at times when that part is overdone.
3.5 out of 5