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Shards of Honour - Lois McMaster Bujold
Shards of Honour
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Cordelia Naismith is enjoying a baptism of fire. Her first mission is to captain a throwaway warship of the Betan Expeditionary Force on a mission to destroy an entire enemy armada. Discovering deception within deception, treachery within treachery, she is forced into an uneasy peace with her... show more
Cordelia Naismith is enjoying a baptism of fire. Her first mission is to captain a throwaway warship of the Betan Expeditionary Force on a mission to destroy an entire enemy armada. Discovering deception within deception, treachery within treachery, she is forced into an uneasy peace with her nemesis: Lord Aral Vorkosigan. Discovering that astrocartography is not the soundest training for a military leader, Cordelia rapidly finds herself the prisoner of the Barrayaran Captain Aral Vorkosigan, also known as 'The Butcher of Komarr'. But the notorious captain is not quite the beast Cordelia was expecting and a grudging respect develops between the two of them. As captor and prisoner on an abandoned outpost planet, the honourable captain and the resolute scientist must rely on each others' trust to survive a trek across dangerous terrain, thus sparking a relationship that shares the struggles of culture and politics between their worlds.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743468428 (0743468422)
Publisher: Earthlight
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Vorkosigan Saga (Publication order) 3 (#1)
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traciloudin
traciloudin rated it
0.0 A surprisingly satisfying combo of two of my least favorite genres!
This book combined one of my least favorite SFF genres, space opera, with one of my least favorite genres in general, romance, and yet I found it a very compelling read. Lois McMaster Bujold is clearly a master storyteller. If I were suggesting this book to someone, I'm not sure I'd call it a "scien...
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4.5 Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
This is the first part of the opening duology of the Vorkosigan Saga. Although I read the omnibus-edition containing both this one and Barrayar, I decided to review the books separately after my 2nd read-through in 2013 - be aware that because this is the review of a second-read-through it already c...
Nothing better than a good book...
Nothing better than a good book... rated it
4.0 Shards of Honor
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold Series: Vorkosigan Saga Book 2 Rating: 4 stars Favorite Quote: " 'Well, I don't hate him. Can't say as I worship him, either.' She paused a long time, and looked up to meet her mother's eyes squarely. 'But when he's cut, I bleed.' " Quick Review: A solid beginning...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
5.0
AudiobookI'm doing a re-read by audiobook. Love this series. I am crazy about how these two disparate people find enough in common to fall in love. My favorite book of the series. Grover Gardner does a fantastic job with the narration.
Reflections
Reflections rated it
4.5 Outer space for grown-ups
Count me as someone unashamed to read YA, but one of the things I love best about this multi-planet, clashing cultures, space opera is that its main character is a mature, take-it-as-it-comes thirty-something not an excitable, inexperienced sixteen. Cordelia Naismith is the captain of a survey ship...
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