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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You’ve successfully reported this review. Time of Isolation Vordarian’s Pretendership. She was captured, briefly tortured by the sadistic Admiral Vorrutyerthen unexpectedly rescued by Hhonor henchman, Sergeant Bothari, who killed his master.

Her stance throughout the book is admirable: There are really bad examples of human beings in both of them. I wanted the plots and the coups to be a little more fleshed out; I wanted more of the backstory that is only hinted at, particularly some eyebrow-raising hints about Aral’s past relationship with a chief villain.

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Regarding the tech and science, I found them honoor be very unobtrusive. Their relationship isn’t easy – they have to go across their own oof and societal norms to be together. What a bunch of ruthlessly heartless arthropods. 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.


Basically, you have people jumping from one spaceship onto another overtaking power and talking at length about political intrigue. Aral is an interesting type as well.

Sci-fi action adventure with predictable romance. Where are the hot-headed, brash heroes? More books in this series: Pages to import images to Wikidata.

You will also learn a lot about Barrayar’s politics and Betan bureaucracy. They meet on an almost unexplored planet one day and need to join forces in order to survive. Chronologically, the events of Shards of Honor fall approximately honr year before the birth of Miles Vorkosigan ; the tale describes the circumstances of the meeting of his parents Aral Vorkosigan and Cordelia Naismith.

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The Cordelia Naismith Series Book 1. Step by step we learn about their personal history as well as the political influences that shaped them. With two strong protagonists and several intriguing supporting characters that complement each other, I could not have liked it more.

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.


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Lest I make this seem too grim, the authentic gestures that Aral and Cordelia use to communicate or think of their love for each other were moving. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Two adversaries are drawn together in a time of war. My thoughts exactly, dear little Gustav. A space opera, which I feel is somewhat more fantasy than sci-fi, which isn’t bad at all.

To ask other readers questions about Shards of Honourplease sign up. A listing of her interviews is here: This audiobook can be listened to on: 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.

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