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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In the courtship of Cordelia Naismith and Sharvs Vorkosigan, this book reminds me of Regency Romances in her reviewElizabeth calls then them the space-faring equivalent of Anne Elliot and Wentworth, which sounds about right. None of this is to say this isn’t a good book. When Cordelia Naismith and her survey crew are attacked by a renegade group from Barrayar, she is taken prisoner by Aral Vorkosigan, commander of the Barrayan ship that has been taken over by an ambitious and ruthless crew member.

She managed to reach Barrayar, where she married Aral Mcmaeter.

The book is mostly blah blah blah, and there is little violent, bloody action to be had. Lists with This Book.

Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: When Vorkosigan could no longer hide her in his cabin, she was transferred to the ship’s brig. Plus we get a smart and strong heroine, Cordelia Naismith, who is also sensitive and mcmqster. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? And it all began here – Shards of Honor is Bujold’s debut novel. Faith could be such a bitch at times!!!


Also, as always in stories about humankind spread among stars, I get annoyed when language that protagonists use to communicate with each other is not mentioned.

I mcmastfr mean a bodice-ripping space bodice! Beta is extremely socially progressive; Barrayar has a rigid, traditional and militaristic society. About Shards of Honor: Also marooned on the planet is the Barrayaran commander Aral Vorkosigan, betrayed by his own men.

Cetaganda Ethan o Athos ” Labyrinth “. With the help of Radnov and Darobey, they were able to sneak aboard the General Vorkraft. The military is not glorified here, and in fact, I liked the ultimately realist view of it. The humanizing of soldiers and victims of war in particular was well done and heartfelt, and provided a grounding of reality mirroring issues that are relevant today. View all 17 comments. Much has been said about how strong a bonor lead Cordelia is, in both the stories and by the fans, and I have hoor admit they’re correct.

My space heart is engaged! Cordelia and Aral must traverse kms of hostile wilderness with a neurologically damaged man with them to face the people that tried to kill them both. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. This audiobook can be listened to on: Mcmasted why 3 stars bujols I just have this awful vision of being p-peeled like an onion, looking for the seeds. The two of them are on opposite sides of a war and expect only the worst from each other, but a long week having to depend only on one another for survival, opens their eyes to their better features and brings them close together.

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. I loved Cornelia and Aral.

Shards of Honor

It’s chronologically the second book in the series Falling Free is about years before itbut it was the first book in publication order.


When Vorkosigan finds out, he summarily executes the commanding officer. Mcmasger works because it’s understated.

And it moves on. Commander Cordelia Naismith of the Beta Colonial Astronomical Survey is in a lot of trouble when soldiers from Barrayar attack her survey mission and kill one of her people. 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.

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But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and bujoldd worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune. View all 24 comments. The ship is attacked and Cordelia is injured. 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.

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My version, you ask? Shrads page was last edited on 28 Juneat Get to Know Us. Initially, neither trusts the other, but they need each other to make it back to civilization.

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