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 (Publication) #1&7)User Review - Edward Davies - Goodreads
SHARDS OF HONOUR A great introduction to the parentage of Miles Vorkosigan in this tale of an unlikely romance in the midst of war. BARRAYAR A slightly weaker follow up to 'Shard's Of Honour' that has ... Read full review
Review: Cordelia's Honor (Vorkosigan Saga (Publication) #1&7)User Review - Wordwizard - Goodreads
Exciting. Takes pulpy premise and takes it seriously. Plays out nicely. Of course, I have a weakness for books about honor and loyalties and all that. Wonder if Diane Duane read this? Her Rihannsu novels have a similar flavor, in a way. Read full review