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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Item s unavailable for purchase. They freed the rest 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.

April 20, Imprint: At one point I thought we had reached the end of the adventure, but it turned out there was more to follow and the set up for the next book was definitely exciting so i want to buy that soon. Their relationship didn’t feel natural in the beginning, but with time I came to appreciate lack of exaltation.

It is a peace that earns her only ignominy — even though it foreshadows a new beginning, for herself, her lover, and both their peoples. There is never any one romance-novel moment where they hurl themselves into each other’s arms overcome by passion or any of that crap; bujoold, the scene where Vorkosigan proposes to Cordelia charms because he’s as nervous as any callow young man might be. Shards of Honor Barrayar.


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If political intrigue is your thing, this is the place to go. During a few days they get to know each other. Wouldn’t it be fun to find out about Barrayar-ish accent or that they had to use some sort of Esperanto to talk to each other?

I am deeply hurt. Time of Isolation Vordarian’s Pretendership. An older fan-run site devoted to her work, The Bujold Nexus, is here: A listing of her awards and nominations may be seen here: Cordelia Naismith is the survey ship captain from the peaceful Beta Colony, leading a research team in an investigation of an unexplored planet.

Before she can consider his request, the crew of her ship, who have returned against her orders, join forces with Vorkosigan’s rivals to “rescue” her. However, none of those societies are without fault – just the author’s way of being realistic.

Jun 05, Natalie rated it it was amazing. None of this is to say this isn’t a good book.

They meet on an almost unexplored planet one day and need to join forces in order t I’m definitely sold on this series by now. So what do we get here?

Shards of Honour (Vorkosigan Saga, #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold

This also had the short story Aftermath at the end of the actual novel and it was an interesting insight into what the war had done to both societies and the pychology of people on both sides. On to the next book, Barrayar. These books might be old this particular volume was published in but they hold up very nicely and address ageless topics, some even in a better way than modern books do.


Most of the rest escape, but Cordelia and an injured crew-mate are left behind to be captured by a lone Barrayaran who turns out to be the legendary Aral Vorkosigan, known as the Butcher of Komarr. Will they overcome obscure political maneuvers and overzealous patriots to ultimately consummate their love? Certa Sci-fi action adventure with predictable romance.

Shards of Honor

Crown Prince Serg and his flagship are lost, as are all officers senior to Vorkosigan, leaving him in charge. Paperbackpages. Plot wasn’t particularly remarkable, but managed an unexpected twist or shads. The world, and the people in it, have grown in the three decades since this book was written.

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It was followed in the saga’s chronology, not in the order of publication by a Hugo-winning sequel, Barrayar. Cordelia soon learns that Vorkosigan is as much a victim as she is. I’ll tell you what.

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