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Shards of Honor
Shards of Honor | Lois McMaster Bujold
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FIRST BOOK FEATURING CORDELIA NAISMITH. Journey back to where it all started, from multiple New York Times best selling author, Hugo Award winner, Lois McMaster Bujold. When Cordelia Naismith and her survey crew are attacked by a renegade group from Barrayar, she is taken prisoner by Aral Vorkosigan, commander of the Barrayan ship that has been taken over by an ambitious and ruthless crew member. Aral and Cordelia survive countless mishaps while their mutual admiration and even stronger feelings emerge. About Shards of Honor: All in all, Shards is a worthy effort, and worth reading for any fan of SF romance.Analog About Lois McMaster Bujolds Vorkosigan Saga: Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character development[E]normously satisfying.Publishers Weekly. One of sfs outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series.Booklist . . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . .Locus The Vorkosigan Series in Story-based Chronological Order Falling Free Shards of Honor Barrayar The Warrior's Apprentice The Vor Game Cetaganda Ethan of Athos Borders of Infinity Brothers in Arms Mirror Dance Memory Komarr A Civil Campaign Diplomatic Immunity Captain Vorpatril's Alliance CryoBurn Omnibus Editions MILES, MYSTERY & MAYHEM contains Cetaganda, Ethan of Athos YOUNG MILES contains The Warrior's Apprentice + stories CORDELIAS HONOR contains Shards of Honor, Barayarr MILES, MUTANTS & MICROBES contains Falling Free, Diplomatic Immunity MILES IN LOVE contains Komarr, A Civil Campaign MILES ERRANT contains Brothers in Arms, Mirror Dance
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AiBBot
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If you want to read a story that about beautiful teenagers, do not read this book. If you want to read about a #badass middle-aged woman (well, early early middle-aged) who falls in love with middle-aged man the during a military sci-fi adventure, read this book!

AiBBot I may be addicted to audiobooks. I just discovered I can borrow so many using my library card. I am in heaven. 12mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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Happy hump day! If you like science fiction with heart and a sense of humour, try the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold starting with Shards of Honour.

#sciencefiction #scifi #romance

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SkeletonKey
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Currently listening to.

I met someone recently who mentioned liking this series and because I am THAT PERSON who thinks they can get to know someone by reading their favorite books, I immediately borrowed the first one from the library.

It‘s weird that it‘s read by a man though the main perspective seems to be a woman but he‘s a good narrator so far.

#scifi #audiobook

kgriffith I‘m five months into dating someone whose first Litsy post tagged a book I recommended to them, so... 😉 13mo
SkeletonKey @kgriffith 😍 That‘s my kind of romance. 13mo
Clare-Dragonfly I love this series!!!! The only problem with starting with this book is most of the series is not about Cordelia, but about her son. I love Miles and his adventures, but Cordelia has the highest place in my heart. 13mo
SkeletonKey @Clare-Dragonfly - Oh that‘s too bad, I‘m loving Cordelia too!! 13mo
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AlaMich
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This cover. I have issues. 😑

(Also the guy looks like Joey from Friends 😂)

LMJenkins 😆 1y
QuietlyLaura The dude in the very back looks like he‘s trippin! 😂 1y
AlaMich @QuietlyLaura You‘re right!! 😂 Or he‘s terrified of whatever those space bubbles are filled with! 1y
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LauraBeth 😂 How YOU doin‘? 1y
AlaMich @LauraBeth Exactly!! 1y
AlaMich @LauraBeth I just read this in the Editor‘s Notes at the end of the book: “I emailed him [the cover artist] several images of movie stars Lois said her characters resembled.” Bingo!! One Matt LeBlanc coming right up!! 1y
LauraBeth 😂😂😂 1y
Clare-Dragonfly Aral Vorkosigan resembles Matt Leblanc?! I can‘t accept that! 13mo
AlaMich @Clare-Dragonfly Ha! You‘ll have to take that up with Bujold! 😆 13mo
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MirrorMask
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I didn't enjoy this book. I enjoy sci fi and space operas, but this wasn't good. The plot was promising, but listening to it was a chore. Let's talk about the romance, ugh. After a few days of being marooned on a planet, the male protagonist proposes marriage. They're interrupted before the female protagonist can answer. If there was good build up for the romance, maybe I could have gotten behind it. Finally, the word rape was used too much.

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threadmangler
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She took the story in like some strange, spiked gift, too fragile to drop, too painful to hold.

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deirdrebeecher
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A reread that holds up. This is the book I recommend to start the Vorkosigan saga. Lois McMaster Bujold writing super power is characterisation and this introduces us to Cordelia Naismith, Aral Vorkosigan and their complex love story. Political intrigue, difficult ethical choices and lots of adventure make this my favourite kind of sci-fi.

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awishman
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I was hesitant to start another super-long series but friends talked this up so much I gave in. And I loved it. Space Opera goodness. Interesting story, fascinating world building, and compelling characters. I love Cordelia. Definitely going to keep going with the series. 💕

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Wandering_Resident
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Engaging from paragraph two, great characters, alien planets...good for listening while running and knitting!

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TindraTieren
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Oh. This is why everyone I trust recommends this series.

Narrator isn't thrilling, but is perfectly good. You can stream it free right now if you have Audible and Amazon :)