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Editorial Reviews. Review. Cordelia Naismith, Betan Survey Captain, was Shards of Honor (Vorkosigan Saga) – Kindle edition by Lois McMaster Bujold. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Lois McMaster Bujold’s Miles Vorkosigan space operas are among the most popular Shards of Honor is a love story about two adversaries drawn together in a. Shards of Honor, written by Lois McMaster Bujold and published by Baen Books in , is both the first book published and the first book chronologically of the.

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Members of enemy states, Aral and Cordelia encounter each other after both have been stranded on expedition. Sards as I got back into genre reading a few years back, I was surprised at just how incredibly popular and extensive the series had become. I think the two genres certainly share her style, and I am excited to read more in the series as time goes on becuase it looks like this is kind of the intro to what will be a honoor larger series in the end.

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But things go terribly wrong not just for Cordelia, but for the leader of the soldiers, Count Aral Vorkosigan, as someone from his own team tries to murder him in the chaos. Aral is an interesting type as well. What I liked about this was that it was a really fast and easy read, and I found I got into it straight away.

I could have been bujlld it all along! Shards Of Honour is the first full length publica Even though you might not have read a single book in the Vorkosigan saga, chances are you are well aware of its existence.

I loved it before and I love it even more now. The first thing I liked were the older main characters, Aral and Cordelia, whose slow growing romance was decidedly mature and adult.

Beguilement Legacy Passage Horizon Bujold’s skills at characterization carry the day here, and a good thing, too, as this is primarily a character-driven story. They are a peaceful research science crew, and yet they are quickly attacked and largely killed by the renegade Barryar group who are also near the planet.

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The story was entertaining enough for me to never get boring.

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Cordelia goes to the Escobar star system in command of a decoy ship and distracts the Barrayaran ships on picket duty at the wormhole exit so that transport ships can deliver a devastating new Betan weapon to the defenders. Privately, back in her own quarters, Vorkosigan proposed marriage, inviting her to become Lady Vorkosigan on Barrayar. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Retrieved from ” http: But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and something worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune.

Shards of Honorwritten by Lois McMaster Bujold and published by Baen Books inis both the first book published and the first book chronologically of the main sequence of the Vorkosigan Saga. The book is full of battles not just mindless action bujild intelligent war tactics and frequent political intrigue that give it a very nice pace while we also get a wonderful non-cheesy romance that progresses nicely throughout the story.

Where is the sass-mouthed young princess? Initially, neither trusts the other, but they need each other to make it back to civilization. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Want to Read saving…. That’s just the beginning of the story, and it progresses with plenty of action, but also with a very realistic, human focus on emotions, values, and decision-making. It is deceptively light in the beginning, but makes a sharp turn midway homor and deeper into military and politics, raising uncomfortable questions about duty, honour and conscience, blurring lines between good and bad. Even though you might not have read a single book in the Vorkosigan saga, chances are you are well aware of its existence.

She’s able to keep calm in scary situations and remains composed when it’s needed.

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Reading about space politics, galactic warfare, espionage, cloning, medical ethics, brainwashing, all that fun sci-fi shit, all filtered through a feminine viewpoint. Le Hono ‘s collection Four Ways to Forgiveness. Not much more to be said on the topic. This second volume my group and I read them in chronological order is about Cordelia Naismith, a Betan captain of a survey team, and Aral Vorkosigan, a commander of a Barrayaran military outpost. Recommended for sci-fi and space opera fans.

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View all 14 comments. So apparently the main character of this series is another character called Miles, and this book is the story of how his parents met.

It’s very clear why Aral, being who he is, would find her irresistible and the things that both of them have to overcome to be together make for a great story. May 14, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: He takes her prisoner, and she encounters Barrayaran culture for the first time, after she is taken og his ship. It is a part of the Vorkosigan Sagaand is the first full-length novel in publication order. In a way that this novel has a promising plot, but is suffocated by the superficiality and blandness of Maybe one is spoiled for sci-fi forever after reading Ursula K.

While investigating, she is honkr by a soldier, hits her head on a rock, and awakens to find that, while most of her crew has escaped, she is marooned with an injured Honoor ensign and Captain Lord Aral Vorkosigan bujlod Barrayarsharde as the “Butcher of Komarr “, who has been left for dead by a treacherous rival.

Fast and engaging read that is surprising in a good way. They freed the shagds of the mutineers, and while Radnov and his group went to take over engineering, the Betans arrived at her quarters intending to collect her and Dubauer and flee. The secondary characters were for the most part also not particularly remarkable with the exception of the menacing and tormented Sergeant Bothari.

View all 6 comments. The title should be at least 4 characters long. To be very clear: However, none of those societies are without fault – just the author’s way of being realistic.

The structure is also a bit wonky.

In fact, all the characters were excellent.