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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There are some deeper levels to the story as well, such as change being necessary and inevitable, everyone having to adapt in order to stay true to oneself and do the right thing, or sacrifice and costs Cordelia put that very nicely. As Vorkosigan took charge and organized his fleet’s retreat, Cordelia overheard one critical fact and deduced, step by step, a political secret that would plunge Barrayar into a generation of civil war if it ever got out.

To bloody fishing hell with all those SF and Fantasy MCs who are so revoltingly young they are barely out their stinking diapersI say!

Shards of Honour

She again rejects his marriage proposal because she sees what Barrayaran society does to people. Retrieved from ” https: I’m pretty sure I’ll eventually dive into Vorkosigan saga. Baen November Length: With two strong protagonists and several intriguing supporting characters that complement each other, I could not have liked it more.

About Lois McMaster Bujold. Back when I first picked up Shards of Honor as a Baen paperback with mediocre cover art this is true for the entire series, I’m afraid, e I really liked the Miles Vorkosigan Saga when I first read it in high school over 20 years ago, having read through The Vor Game before heading to college and finding myself too busy to read much SF for the next two decades.


Despite the occasional romance-genre inner dialogue from Cordelia that squirms, “Oh, dear me, why do I feel this way, oh, no, I mustn’t,” I appreciated Bujold’s treatment of the hero and heroine’s disparate cultures, their initial prejudices and their growing knowledge. Will she reunite with her love? Open Preview See a Problem? Including one “turn the tables on the captor” scene right out of a movie that requires a lot of the folks around Cordelia to be conveniently stupid.

Where are the hot-headed, brash heroes? View all comments. In disgrace, he has been assigned a minor role in the invasion under the watchful eye of Imperial Security Lieutenant Simon Illyan. View all 33 comments. It was deeper, emotionally, than a lot of romances, sci-fi or otherwise. You submitted the following rating and review. View all 8 comments.

Book cover art by Alan Gutierrez left. Paperbackpages. Two mature adults belonging to vastly different civilizations one – militaristic and rigid, and another – humane and liberal romance each other and battle through various political conspiracies.

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 sharss which his honor may never recover. There we A little dated kf I really enjoyed it. Do you want a loss of honor and the hope of regaining it?

They need to cooperate to survive. Yay for you and stuff! Plot wasn’t particularly remarkable, but managed an unexpected twist or two. Oh, they are never perfect and that only makes them more lovable.

Wagner took issue with the plausibility of some elements of the novel, but concluded by saying that ” Shards of Honor is, in the end, a fine debut for Bujold and a fine space opera”.

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And it moves on. Mar hujold, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: I guess I would have liked it a lot more. Cordelia seems to fall into shaards middle of both the war campaign and the political one fought by the rival factions.

April 20, Imprint: Shards of Honor is a love story about two adversaries drawn together in a time of war and crisis when they come to recognize in each other a shared sense of that elusive quality reflected in the title.

Shards of Honour (Vorkosigan Saga, #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Back when I shaeds picked up Shards of Honor as a Baen paperback with mediocre cover art this is true for the entire series, I’m afraid, even the omnibus editions, which seems to be Baen’s preference for all their covers and not to my taste at allI had no idea it would lead to such an impressive franchise over the next three decades and winning a stack of Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards and nominations along the way, including some excellent novellas like Mountains oof Mourning.

Ali dovoljno su dopadljivi da shagds Lepa i zabavna SF prica i fin pocetak za odlicnu seriju sa puno mogucnost ali malo mi fali “velicine” u ovome, space opera feel ili nesto malo vise u stilu Honnor Harington.