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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They work together to get off the planet only to get caught up in the increasing tensions and opposing fractions of Barrayar politics. Vorkosigan, who already has a checkered reputation as a war criminal, has been a vocal opponent of a shwrds Barrayaran invasion and annexation of the world of Escobar.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. She does also add an element of romance.

But in this entire series which I have reread thrice, I cannot …more Not truly, but with a few important caveat. She is attractive, but much more than that, she is brave, vivacious, quick to act, quick to feel, and very capable to handle almost any situation.

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More books from this author: Some books only get better with time. I started with this one, but do kind of regret recommending it to my mom, I wish I’d recced The Warrior’s Apprentice instead–it’s more fun and shwrds serious, and though Bujold’s writing is solid from the start, she gets better as she goes along. This audiobook can be listened to on: I wouldn’t have minded if it ran a little longer and gave us a little more space with the characters.

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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 mcmaser moving.

Although both main characters serve in their respective military or the closest equivalentthe novel doesn’t really dwell on the military action going on too much so I wouldn’t necessarily call it military sci-fi.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Second, the writing itself, which reads with a certain level of simple gracefulness. So I am giving this one three stars, even though I enjoyed it immensely. Recognized as the current exemplar of character-based science fiction, Bujold debuts her beloved Vorkosigan saga with this tale about the future parents of Miles Vorkosigan.

Everything was worked out to perfection. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is deceptively light in the beginning, but makes a sharp turn midway darker and deeper into military and politics, raising uncomfortable questions about duty, honour and conscience, blurring lines between good and bad.

Commander Cordelia Naismith of Beta Colony and her crew were doing some harmless exploration on an unassuming planet when Barrayars guys from another planet decided they like the place. I need to mention the book also has a short story called Aftermaths which takes place before the end of the main plot, but it is very much unrelated.

Set in the distant future when humanity has for all intents and purposes colonized all of creation, the story begins when Cordelia Naismith, the commander of the civilian Betan Expeditionary Force researching an unnamed but climatically very pleasant planet, meets Aral Vorkosigan, the captain of a war cruiser from the imperialist planet of Barrayar. A listing of her interviews is here: Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


Shards of Honor

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View all 28 comments. The book is mostly blah blah blah, and there is little violent, bloody action to be had. Cordelia’s people are a bit more advanced when it comes to the role of women and equality less “stiff” one might say but also kind of unorganized and childish in many instances, while the Barrayaran society is patriarchal and militaristic. Reading about space politics, galactic warfare, espionage, cloning, medical ethics, brainwashing, all that fun sci-fi shit, all filtered through a feminine viewpoint.

In the courtship of Cordelia Naismith and Aral Vorkosigan, this book reminds me of Regency Romances in her reviewElizabeth calls then them the space-faring equivalent of Anne Elliot and Losi, which sounds about right. Jan 16, Kaitlin rated it really liked it.

Bujold doesn’t hold back on anything. But in this entire series which I have reread thrice, I cannot recall anything I would call sexually explicit in the titillating sense. Political implications are also interesting: Blake I would not call this a “romance.