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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Aboard the VorkraftCordelia met with Vorkosigan in the infirmary and was introduced to Lieutenant Commander Vorkalloner.

In the wrong place, at the wrong time, for the wrong reasons. What can go wrong? 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.

There is war, credible ethical conflicts and disquiet. Little did she know that the enemy Barrayarans had chosen this place as their secret base for an as-yet undeclared war. Having lately an interesting conversation with my GR friends on the nature of covers for Vorkosigan series I decided to update my older reviews with a little “gallery” of worst covers The book is full of battles not just mindless action but intelligent war tactics and frequent political intrigue that bunold it a very nice pace while we also get a wonderful non-cheesy romance that progresses nicely throughout the story.

Trivia About Shards of Honour Cordelia did not accept or refuse his proposal, but was shocked when Vorkosigan finally revealed his government’s true intention: An older fan-run site devoted to her work, The Bujold Nexus, is here: There is also an unexpectedly poignant coda called Aftermaths – I didn’t quite realize where it was going until the shardz end and it hit me hard, exploring the tragedy of space battles and war that is rarely considered in military SF. The secondary characters were for the most part also not particularly remarkable with the exception of the mena This was a fun start to an interesting series.


Her characters have nice flashes of humor in the midst of struggle. We appreciate your feedback. A lot happens in this slim tome, too much perhaps — grand political intrigues, complex plots and betrayals, a war than spans worlds — and we bonor just snatches of the action and intrigue, because the book isn’t really about any of that.

Step by step we learn about their personal history as well as the political influences that shaped them. Books by Lois McMaster Bujold.

About Shards of Honor: Beta is extremely socially progressive; Barrayar has a rigid, traditional and militaristic society. This title is temporarily out of stock, please check back soon.

On her way back to Beta Colony, Cordelia is unable to convince a psychiatrist that her injuries are not the result of being tortured by Vorkosigan, and her fervent denials only make it seem she has been psychologically tampered with as well.

What are these sensible, mature gujold doing in the middle of my space opera? It appears to be simple and straightforward, easily engaging you in fast moving plot and then surprises with beautiful insights and unexpected wisdom. Second, the writing itself, I got a great deal of enjoyment from this.

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She endured a considerable wait while medics treated the more seriously injured, once the ship had managed to escape from Escobar space and returned to the secret base. And then I lucked on this, lurking on my kindle, read the first chapter and that was all it took! It accompanies them as they go along. Now, captain of a throwaway ship on a mission of deception, she convoys a weapon of wicked subtlety to entrap and destroy an enemy armada.

Their groups clash in a deadly meeting, and Aral and Cordelia are abandoned among the dead and wounded.

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. Yay for you and stuff! As the two strangers struggle together across the unfriendly terrain of the foreign planet toward Aral’s ship, they discover that their greatest danger may be the romance inconveniently developing between them, on the brink of a war that will divide their peoples more strongly than ever.


Some books only get better with time. And third, going back to Maria V. What a strange little book, but I quite enjoyed it.

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There’s also an interesting epilogue; it reads like a bonus short story grafted onto the main narrative, but as it serves to give readers a brief, unexpected glimpse of the consequences of the story through other characters’ eyes, it’s unusually effective.

They make sense together. Aral VorkosiganCordelia Naismith. Honro is attractive, but much more than that, she is brave, vivacious, quick to act, quick to feel, and very shadrs to handle almost any situation.

As a prequel of the type How I Met Your Mother it works laying the background for further development, so I will continue with the series without even thinking about it twice.

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Shards of Honor is an eminently readable novel but lacks any originality. Book 2 of Vorkosigan Saga. My space sharrs is engaged! Probably he doesn’t sparkle though. Mar 18, Melindam rated it really liked shares Shelves: As Vorkosigan took charge and organized his fleet’s retreat, Cordelia overheard one critical fact and deduced, step by shars, a political secret that would plunge Barrayar into a generation of civil war if it ever got out.

Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. But the crimes they hope to prevent in that future are imaginary. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! 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?

But Cordelia will discover deception within deception, treachery within treachery, until finally she is forced into a separate peace with her chief opponent, Lord Vorkosigan. How about respect at the deepest levels? Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews.