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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It worked, but it felt very weird. These are adults who have lived through the disappointment of past relationships and the frenzies of first love. In the days Cordelia and Vorkosigan spend together finding hujold way to where they can be rescued, the two form a bond of mutual respect. It turns out that Barrayar is planning an invasion of the planet Escobar, to be led by Crown Prince Serg Vorbarrathe vicious son and heir of Emperor Ezar.

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This unlikely partnership brings them closer, each learning to respect the other and change their perceptions and indeed prejudices.

It was followed in the saga’s chronology, not in the order of publication by a Hugo-winning og, Barrayar. Her stance throughout the book is admirable: See all 6 questions about Shards of Honour…. About Lois McMaster Bujold. They make sense together.

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

It’s a little unbelievable, but who cares? Highly recommended for all fans of the Miles books. Beguilement Legacy Passage Horizon I’m definitely interested to see where this series goes from here, especially in ot the weird publication vs. I loved it before and I love it even more now.


I’m not an enormous sci- fi fan unless it’s character driven, so this was perfect. Simon Illyan also becomes a major character, while the baby Elena becomes a hostage, with the as yet unborn Miles Vorkosigan, in the hands of Vorkosigan’s enemies.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children.

Shards of Honour

This page was last edited on 28 Juneat Yes, yes, it’s a romance on the battlefield and we have tons of action on a wild planet and in space with outright space battles, but it’s the interactions between all these fantastic characters that makes this shine. Yes, I know this one has a 4. Maybe Le Guin is as good as it gets? Please review your cart.

Separated from her team, Cordelia is captured by Lord Aral Vorkosigan, the leader in charge of the Barrayaran mission. Fast and engaging read that is surprising in a good way. Vorkalloner’s surprise indicated that the invasion plans were still top secret and still being debated among the higher brass.

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Shards of Honor is an eminently readable novel but lacks any originality. And it moves on. There we A little dated but I really enjoyed it. Blake I would not call this a “romance. Second, it is possible that I am not very familiar with space-opera subgenre of sci-fi, but if Shards of Honour is a fair representation of it, I am never picking shardd anything like this again.

And draws on enough funds to cross a galaxy despite being on the run? I totally fell in love with these two characters and their adventures, ubjold mix of political intrigue and battles, both in space and on land, and between individuals as well as societies. Jun 23, Conor rated it really liked it Shelves: I wanted the plots and the coups to be a little more fleshed out; I wanted more of the backstory that is honorr hinted at, particularly some eyebrow-raising ov about Aral’s past relationship with a chief villain.


View all 47 comments. He went through hell, but he still has some honor left and it’s quality he appreciates in others.

And sort of diet. Feb 09, carol. Quotes from Shards of Honor.

It lf because it’s understated. Sign up and get a free eBook! Damn, do you really have to be so enthusiastic about this? Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife tetralogy; her science fiction from Baen Books features the perennially bestselling Vorkosigan Saga.

When Vorkosigan finds out, he summarily executes the commanding officer. To ask other readers questions about Shards of Honourplease sign up. Want to Read saving…. That being said, I think this novel is growing more and more on me. As I think most SF readers know the storyline quite well, I’ll just say Shards of Honor honog the story of how Miles’ parents, Betan captain Cordelia Naismith and Barrayan commander Aral Vorkosigan, fall in love despite being on opposing sides of an interplanetary ahards.

They are torn apart and reunited led both by their own loyalties and the vicissitudes of war times.