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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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Their gradually developing relationship is totally plausible: Shards of Honor Trade Paperback Where have you been all my life, Cordelia? And the political machinations on Barrayar go even further than she realized; the pretext for the invasion of Escobar hits much closer to home for Vorkosigan, in a way from which his honor may never recover. But Cordelia will discover deception within deception, treachery within treachery, until bujolld she is forced into a separate peace with her chief opponent, Lord Vorkosigan.

The new weapons enable the Escobarans to drive the Barrayarans back with heavy losses. To be frank, this book does not mcmasster live up to many of the later sshards into the saga – but then, how could it, really? View all 9 comments. There are really bad examples of human beings in both of them.

Vorkalloner’s surprise indicated that the invasion plans were still top secret and still being debated among the higher brass. But the crimes they hope to prevent in that future are imaginary. The reader isn’t bombarded with acronyms, new technology and so on. Which brings me to the part of the book that didn’t work quite as well for me — the sci-fi parts.


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She even wore the wrong uniform; Cordelia Naismith, Betan Expeditionary Forcehad been hurried into battle still wearing her old tan Astronomical Survey fatigues. Bujold is insanely skilled when it comes to characterization. In the ensuing months, as the war between Barrayar and Escobar progresses and Beta is forced to choose sides, Cordelia finds her own or of honor tested as she realizes that her government at home is every bit as willing to treat her like a pawn as is Vorkosigan’s.

He returns to his ship with Cordelia and her crewman as his nominal lkis. He is above all a military man, she is generous. Simon Illyan also olis a major character, while the baby Elena becomes a hostage, with the as yet unborn Miles Vorkosigan, in the hands of Vorkosigan’s enemies.

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The threat of rape looms large for Cordelia and others for part of the book, but please don’t let that dissuade you from reading. 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. View all 5 comments. Aral and Cordelia survive countless mishaps while their mutual admiration and even stronger feelings emerge.

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.


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It gives us a look at an aspect of space battles that action-packed stories of glory usually skip – the civil servants employed to collect the corpses floating in space, working an unpleasant but necessary job.

Where is the sass-mouthed young princess? When Vorkosigan could no ubjold hide her in his cabin, she was transferred to the ship’s brig.

A good thing you know just how full of fish Jonor am, and know better than to trust me when Loix say stuff like that, right? In retaliation, he had killed the treacherous political officer with his bare hands, which created an uproar in the government, and his subsequent demotion to Captain.

She and Vorkosigan encountered his second-in-command and friend, Korabik Gottyan ; she remained hidden with a stunner as Vorkosigan confronted Gottyan, who knew Vorkosigan was still alive from Bothari’s report.

About Shards of Honor: At this point practically anybody can figure out these two were dest A buddy read with Choko. I loved the characters. They know that the reality of violence is neither so grand nor so certain, but they do what they must, even when it’s difficult.

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.