When Enemies Become More than Friends THEY WIN In her first trial by fire, Cordelia Naismith captained a throwaway ship of the Betan Expeditionary Force on a mission to destroy an enemy armada. Discovering deception within deception, treachery within treachery, she was forced into a separate peace with her chief opponent, Lord Aral Vorkosigan he who was called "The Butcher of Komarr"and would consequently become an outcast on her own planet and the Lady Vorkosigan on his. Sick of combat and betrayal, she was ready to settle down to a quiet life, interrupted only by the occasion ceremonial appearances required of the Lady Vorkosigan. But when the Emperor died, Aral became guardian of the infant heir to the imperial throne of Barrayar and the target of high-tech assassins in a dynastic civil war that was reminiscent of Earth's Middle Ages, but fought with up-to-the minute biowar technology. Neither Aral nor Cordelia guessed the part that their cell-damaged unborn would play in Barrayar's bloody legacy. Publisher's Note: Cordelia's Honor is comprised of two parts: Shards of Honor and Barrayar. Together they form a continuous story following the life of Cordelia Vorkosigan nee Naismith from the day she met her then-enemy Lord Aral Vorkosigan through the boyhood of her son Miles. Barrayar won the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel of the year.
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Review: Cordelia's Honor (Vorkosigan Saga in Publication order #1&7)User Review - Horus - Goodreads
This is a compilation of two books that began the Vorkosigan series; Shards of Honour and Barrayar. I very much enjoyed Shards, but Barrayar ventured, for me, too far into space opera - or really just ... Read full review
Review: Cordelia's Honor (Vorkosigan Saga in Publication order #1&7)User Review - Jeff Hillison - Goodreads
Someone recommended this to me because there was a strong female protagonist, which is apparently unusual in scifi. It was just an OK book that dragged in a lot of places, especially the end. It certainly didn't convince me to read the other 20+ books in this space opera series. Read full review