Cordelia's Honor

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Baen Books, Sep 7, 1999 - Fiction - 608 pages
239 Reviews
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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great introduction to a great series. - Goodreads
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It's a love story as well as a war story. - Goodreads
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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

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About the author (1999)

Science fiction and fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1949. After graduating from Ohio State University, she worked as a pharmacy technician at Ohio State University Hospitals. Her first short story was published in Twilight Zone Magazine in 1984 and her first three novels were published in 1986. She received the Nebula Award for Falling Free and The Mountains of Mourning and the Hugo Award for The Vor Game, Barrayar, Mirror Dance, The Mountains of Mourning, and Paladin of Souls. She also received the Locus award for Mirror Dance and Paladin of Souls, the Minnesota Book Award for Komarr, the Mythopoeic Award for The Curse of Chalion, and a Romantic Times 2003 Reviewers' Choice Award for Paladin of Souls. She is best known for her series featuring Miles Vorkosigan. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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