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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Separated by wormholes, their love bound them together!

Snyderthere are certain tropes used in Shards of Honour that I remember seeing in Snyder’s work on annoyingly multiple occasions, such as the heroine of motherly, do-no-wrong type and her being kidnapped over and over, the obligatory rapey, torturing villain, etc. To be frank, this book does not fully live up to many of the later entries into the 3. Vorkosigan, who already has a checkered reputation as a war criminal, has been a vocal opponent of a proposed Barrayaran invasion and annexation of the world of Escobar.

Because if you strip the outer layers and the space opera layer is good underneath it all is a fairly standard love story – cleverly disguised I have to add. S druge strane iako dosta jednostavna, prica dotice dosta ozbiljne teme iu na momenat ume da bude mracna sto priznajem nisam ocekivao.

That being said, I think this novel is growing more and more on me. When sex is discussed it either is 1 not detailed in any sort of titillating way, often recollected or just skimmed over as having occurred and not described.


The world-building was solid but nowhere near as ambitious, intriguing and memorable as the first book in the other sci-fi series I have experience with Hyperion. These books might be old this particular volume was published in but they hold up very nicely and address ageless topics, some even in a better way than modern books do. Shards of Honor Barrayar.

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

Her characters have nice flashes of humor in the midst of struggle. The camp inmates, mostly women, have been mistreated and in some cases raped by their captors. 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. How about respect at the deepest levels? Open Preview See a Problem? She is everything I would like to be when I grow up!

This audiobook can be listened to on: Cordelia learns Vorkosigan’s violent reputation is undeserved; that he is indeed a man of integrity, of honor, who treats even his honro with respect.

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bujolr Woman and man are soon to be adversaries in an interstellar war, and are torn apart by loyalties to t Be warned: I guess I would have liked it a lot more. She does also add an element of romance.

It turns out that Barrayar is planning an invasion of the planet Escobar, shardd be led by Crown Prince Serg Vorbarrathe vicious son and heir of Emperor Ezar. Item s unavailable for purchase. Vorkalloner’s surprise indicated that the invasion plans were still top secret and still being debated among the higher brass.

The Flowers of Vashnoi. View all 10 comments. So what do we get here? Despite the occasional romance-genre inner dialogue from Cordelia that squirms, “Oh, dear me, why do Nujold 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. A good thing you know just how full of fish I am, and know better than to trust me when I say stuff like that, right?


However, none of those societies are without fault – just the author’s way jonor being realistic. Dialogue was engaging, and I find her writing style is a nice balance between world-building and action, and pleasantly sophisticated in wording and ideas.

I’ve been hearing that the Vorkosigan series is some of Bujold’s best writing, and it turns out that this is a prequel centered on the meeting and connection of his parents. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

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Cordelia Naismith is the captain of an astronomical survey ship from the peaceful Beta Colony. Maybe one is spoiled for sci-fi forever after reading Ursula K. Yes, I was joking when Hinor said I was going to cut the crap dramatically. Though Lois McMaster Bujold’s writing is a little more sparing with emotion than I generally enjoy, she’s concise while eloquent and provides evidence for her claims.

The rest eventually appeared as the short story Aftermaths [6] and the Hugo-winning Barrayar. Their relationship didn’t feel natural in the beginning, but with time I came to appreciate lack of exaltation.