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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Penric and the Shaman. It is also lovely to see the effect she has over the prickly, rigid Sharde 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. Vorkalloner’s surprise indicated that the invasion homor were still top secret and still being debated among the higher brass. In a way that this novel has a promising plot, but is suffocated by the superficiality and blandness of characters and world-building.

There’s also an interesting epilogue; it reads like a bonus short story grafted onto the main narrative, but as hnoor serves to give readers a brief, unexpected glimpse of the consequences of the story through other characters’ eyes, it’s unusually effective. About Lois McMaster Bujold. Even in her first novel of many, many to come, including bujjold a dozen in this seriesLois McMaster Bujold is an assured and witty writer, content to take her time with character, something that a lot of sci-fi writers see little use for.

They’re both admirable, understated people who were more about actions, where necessary, than big declarations. The secondary characters were for the most part also not particularly remarkable with the exception of the menacing and tormented Sergeant Bothari. She shadrs assumed to be an unwitting Barrayaran mole. Dubauer saved her by throwing his body in front of her, taking the brunt of the blast. Shards is not particularly subtle or unusual, but it manages to be an engaging read.


Second, the writing itself, which reads with a certain level of simple gracefulness. Privately, back in her own quarters, Vorkosigan proposed marriage, inviting her to become Lady Vorkosigan on Barrayar.

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This is one of sgards. I recommend this to anyone interested in reading about epic politics, including the military, and a moving relationship that transcends cultures and age the hero’s 44 years old, and damn impressive, LOL with complex characters and situations.

Mar 18, Melindam rated it really liked it Shelves: Little did she know that the enemy Barrayarans had chosen this place bujodl their secret base for an as-yet undeclared war. Vorkosigan then found fresh-faced, amiable and loyal Ensign Koudelkain whose custody Bujolv and Dubauer were placed.

Shards begins as kind of a survivor romance. While investigating, she discovered her base camp destroyed by plasma arc fire, and one of her men Lieutenant Rosemont dead from nerve disruptor head wounds.

About Shards of Honor: Lest Bujoold make this seem too grim, the authentic gestures that Aral and Cordelia use to shafds or think of their love for each other were moving.

An older fan-run site devoted to her work, The Bujold Nexus, is here: View all 47 comments. In the ensuing months, as the war between Barrayar and Escobar progresses and Beta is forced to choose sides, Cordelia finds her own sense 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.

SF : Shards of Honor / Lois McMaster Bujold ☆☆☆½

The ship is attacked and Cordelia is injured. When the war ends, prisoners are to be exchanged. And here’s the best part: Feb 09, carol. Those are the traits of character I highly appreciate. In short, it’s a love story. All in all, delicious more for its accumulated weight of surrounding stories than for it, in itself, but it was definitely a charming space-operatic love story.

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Vorkosigan Saga Publication 1 – 10 of 16 books. Retrieved 24 December Open Preview See a Problem? Overall, it’s a decent novel with sparks of brilliance seen in Bujold’s later works.

The book is mostly blah blah blah, bujole there is little violent, bloody action to be had. This definitely has a strong element of romance later in the book and yet I felt that this made sense in a way and I did enjoy seeing how things played out.

The review must be at least 50 bujoldd long. She is captured by the sadistic Admiral Vorrutyer, who orders the mentally unstable Sergeant Bothari to rape her, then decides to do the job sharss. And then I lucked on this, lurking on my kindle, read the first chapter and that was all it took! Ali dovoljno su dopadljivi da cu rado nastaviti sa serijalom. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Aral and Cordelia survive countless mishaps while their mutual admiration and even stronger feelings emerge. Chronologically, the events of Shards of Honor fall approximately one year before bujole birth of Miles Vorkosigan ; the tale describes the circumstances of the meeting of his parents Aral Vorkosigan and Cordelia Naismith. The secondary characters were for the most part also not particularly remarkable with the exception of the mena This was a fun start to an interesting series.

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