Cordelia's Honor

Cordelia's Honor

Book - 1999
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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
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 1999
ISBN: 9780671578282
0671578286
Branch Call Number: SF BUJOLD
Characteristics: 596 p. ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Barrayar
Shards of honor

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rixonkarla
Aug 16, 2012

These two books bundled together start off my favorite space opera, Bujold's Vorkosigan series. I highly recommend starting here and then reading the rest!

Sammiqat Dec 21, 2011

This contains both Shards of Honor and Barrayar. The former is good; the latter is great and deserves five stars.

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rixonk
Dec 13, 2010

The first book, Shards Of Honor, couldn't really keep my attention. I guess it was good, but I only started getting into the story in the second half, Barrayar. The plot is complex and the characters are interesting and unique. You really feel the frustration that Cordelia has with the injustices of the Barrayaran society that she becomes a part of, to the point where I felt very upset on the behalf of the inhabitants of this world. Lot's of political intrigue and plotting, and enough hope for the future to keep me from getting totally depressed by the state of this society! I'd give Barrayar 5 stars. I've already ordered the sequels.

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