When enemies become mare that friends they win. In her first trial by fire, Cordelia Naismith captained a throwaway ship of the Betan Expeditionary Force on a mission to destroy an enemy armada. Discovering deception within deception, treachery within treachery, she was forced into a separate... show more
When enemies become mare that friends they win. In her first trial by fire, Cordelia Naismith captained a throwaway ship of the Betan Expeditionary Force on a mission to destroy an enemy armada. Discovering deception within deception, treachery within treachery, she was forced into a separate peace with her chief opponent, Lord Aral Vorkosigan he who was called 'The Butcher of Komarr' and would consequently become an outcast on her own planet and the Lady Vorkosigan on his. Sick of combat and betrayal, she was ready to settle down to a quiet life, interrupted only by the occasion ceremonial appearances required of the Lady Vorkosigan. But when the Emperor died, Aral became guardian of the infant heir to the imperial throne of Barrayar and the target of high-tech assassins in a dynastic civil war that was reminiscent of Earth's Middle Ages, but fought with up-to-the minute biowar technology. Neither Aral nor Cordelia guessed the part that their cell-damaged unborn would play in Barrayar's bloody legacy. Publisher's Note: Cordelia's Honor is comprised of two parts: Shards of Honor and Barrayar. Together they form a continuous story following the life of Cordelia Vorkosigan nee Naismith from the day she met her then-enemy Lord Aral Vorkosigan through the boyhood of her son Miles. Barrayar won the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel of the year.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 1st 1999
Pages no: 600
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Space Opera
, Speculative Fiction
Series: Vorkosigan Saga (Publication order) 3 (#1)
I’ve been Bujold’s fan since my first reading of one of her Vorkosigan novels. Miles Vorkosigan, the hero of the series, is definitely my favorite sci-fi hero, but Cordelia, his mother, is much more. I love Cordelia. Her humanity and strength are humbling and uplifting. I hope such women exist in ou...
Shards of Honor - Betan Cmdr Cordelia Naismith and enemy Barrayaran Aral Vorkosigan are attacked and marooned together. Aral, misnamed "Butcher of Komarr", captures her. They exchange meanings of honor and love, separate for homes. Later demoted to Captain, Cordelia runs into Aral, after his sadisti...
I bought this book a year or so ago when the Miles Vorkosigan series of books was first recommended to me. I was reluctant to pick it up because usually I'm not that fond of SF-books (strange really considering I'm a dedicated fan of B5, ST and SW...) but once I did I couldn't put this volume down. ...
Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan saga is my latest escapism/comfort reading, to fill in the gaps between my difficult acquisition of Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter books. They're fun and breezy reads, with strong characters and varied, well-considered settings. I'm just sorry I didn't read them when I ...
I read this several years back while on vacation with a friend who was pregnant with her first child. One morning, we're lounging on the deck with coffee and she interrupts my reading to tell me how awful it is that pregnant women are never featured in SF. "This book has a pregnant protagonist. Lo...