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Cordelia's Honor (Shards of Honor/ Barrayar/ Aftermaths)

by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Series: Vorkosigan: Chronological Order (Omnibus 2 & 3), Vorkosigan: Publication Order (Omnibus 1 & 8)

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In this two-part story, Cordelia Naismith, made an outcast after being forced into marriage with her arch enemy, finds further trouble when her husband is made the guardian of the infant heir to the imperial throne.
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Bujold's first try at the Vorkosigan universe, a set of two connected novels. Unfortunately, there are repeating elements that make me wish that they'd been unconnected, or, better, that an editor had gotten Bujold to toss most of the first half. But most of the elements that make this series so popular are there, minus the masochistic fantasy of Miles Vorkosigan's breakability. ( )
  rpuchalsky | Oct 6, 2022 |
This book was entertaining, but a little too over-the-top pro-life for my taste. ( )
  mvolz | Jul 10, 2022 |
One of the best Sci-Fi books I have ever read. Even though the books were originally published 1986 and 1991, a lot of the ideas are still futuristic. The most enjoyable part is how well the characters and cultures are described, and how varied the story is. ( )
  Sue_Z | Mar 22, 2022 |
Cordelia is witty, strong, and determined. And inspiring: honestly she's one of my literary role models.

She's a secondary character in the rest of the Vorkosigan series (and always has some of the best lines), but in these two stories she's the star. ( )
  VictoriaGaile | Oct 16, 2021 |
So far so good. I've had this recommended my way from so very many places. Liking. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
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Athanas, CharlieCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Shards of Honor:
To Pat Wrede
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in the wilderness
Barrayar: For Anne and Paul
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A sea of mist drifted through the cloud forest: soft, grey, luminescent.
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In this two-part story, Cordelia Naismith, made an outcast after being forced into marriage with her arch enemy, finds further trouble when her husband is made the guardian of the infant heir to the imperial throne.

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