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 by Lois McMaster Bujold – FIRST BOOK FEATURING CORDELIA NAISMITH. Journey back to where it all started, from multiple New York Times.

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You will also learn a lot about Barrayar’s politics and Betan bureaucracy. Or 3 in one occurrence in this book it is discussing the occurrence of an aborted rape. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Second, the writing itself, which reads with a certain level of simple gracefulness. There is also an unexpectedly poignant coda called Aftermaths – I didn’t quite realize where it was going until the very end and it hit me hard, exploring hsards tragedy of space mcmastrr and war that is rarely considered in military SF.

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Will they overcome obscure political maneuvers and overzealous patriots to ultimately consummate their love? And then I lucked on this, lurking on my kindle, read the first chapter and that was all it took! Cordelia Naismiththe captain of a Betan Astronomical Survey ship, is exploring a newly discovered planet when her base camp is bujlld.

I could have been reading it all along!

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Lists with This Book. A buddy read with Choko. Other books in the series. The reason jcmaster is that both of them are honourable people, serving their respective society.


Shards of Honor Barrayar. If political intrigue is your thing, this is the place to go. About this title Audio Format. The Flowers of Vashnoi. Views Read Edit View history.

In Bujold’s next published novel, The Warrior’s ApprenticeMiles and Elena both appear as teenagers 17 years after the events in Barrayar. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Cordelia shot Gottyan with the stunner, thus allowing Vorkosigan to secure his treacherous second-in-command. Time of Isolation Vordarian’s Pretendership.

Bujold had written Shards of Honorits sequel The Warrior’s Apprentice and the standalone Ethan of Athos before all three were sold and published in There is nothing explicit about the romance at all. It was the wrong war You could at least pret Actual rating: She does also add an element of romance. There were many types of honour in this book and it struck me as quite a thoughtful look at the dynamic of people and events.

Cordelia did not accept or refuse his proposal, but was shocked when Vorkosigan finally revealed his government’s true intention: Oh, they are never perfect and that only makes them more lovable. This is the first book in the phenomenal Vorkosigan Saga and concerns the first meeting and ensuing relationship of Miles’ parents, Aral Vorkosigan and Cordelia Naismith. Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife tetralogy; her science fiction from Baen Books features the perennially bestse Lois McMaster Bujold was born inthe daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction.

It manages to be both a character-centric military SF adventure that focuses on military and personal honor, loyalties, betrayals, and complex political schemes, while also featuring an unlikely romance between from two individuals who are deeply committed to maintaining loyalty to their sides, even when their own sides are politically fractured and treacherous.


Borders of Infinity Vorkosigan Saga. I know one thing for sure, this is a very welcome series in my life: Dubauer saved her by throwing his body in front of her, taking the brunt of the blast. Shards of Honor Trade Paperback So what do we get here?

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The side characters nicely developed and feeling very much a necessary part of the story. Female captain leads research team investigating exotic planet. Price may vary by retailer. And just because Aral is who he is doesn’t mean that he is a caveman who would llis Cordelia back from being who she is. Cordelia bargained with Vorkosigan: About Shards of Honor: Quotes from Shards of Honor. I’ll tell you what.

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The Vorkosigan yonor is almost as old as I am. The whole series is fantastic. The book is full of battles not just mindless action but 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. Alone in this exotic planet, buuold neither trusts the other but they team up to survive as they march across the alien world.

Truly, there’s a lot more depth to this book than most people might credit it. The story was entertaining enough for me to never get boring. View all 9 comments.