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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View all 24 comments. I had same feeling while reading Dune, by the way.

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This is the first book in the phenomenal Vorkosigan Saga and concerns the first meeting and ensuing relationship of Miles’ parents, Aral Vorkosigan and Cordelia Naismith. It’s very clear why Aral, being who he is, would find her irresistible and the things that both of them have to overcome to be together make for a great story. Which brings me to the part of the book that didn’t work quite as well for me — the sci-fi parts.

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Actually, it’s my third read. Retrieved 24 December When Vorkosigan finds out, he summarily executes the commanding officer.

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This audiobook can be listened to on: I loved the characters. Aral is an interesting type as well.

It works because it’s understated. And a little gluten-freetoo. Barrayar and Beta are not, after all, in a state of war so far as she knows. There were many types of honour in this book and it struck me as quite a thoughtful look at the dynamic of people and events. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

Will she reunite with her love?

This can no doubt be disturbing to some readers but the incident is pretty profound in the development of three different characters, the rape is aborted, and is nothing I think I would object to even a child of sards maturity reading. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The Curse of Chalion.

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What a strange little book, but I quite enjoyed it. Shards of Honor as originally published [5] was a truncated version of a much longer work Mirrors was the original working title. She passed out after she hit her head on a rock.

An older fan-run site devoted to her work, The Bujold Nexus, is here: Please try again later. Will they overcome obscure political maneuvers and overzealous patriots to ultimately consummate their love? It accompanies them as they go along.

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The world building for that planet was pretty solid, but we don’t end up spending that much more time there! This is a much younger and less sure of herself Cordelia than we get in later books, but she’s still terrific. Those are the traits of character I highly appreciate.

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

Cordelia Naismiththe captain of a Betan Astronomical Survey ship, is exploring a newly discovered planet when her base uonor is attacked. Sign In Don’t have an account? Aftermath leaves you crushed.

Both Cordelia and Aral are older protagonists with their own past histories and baggage.

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