Shards of Honor (Vorkosigan Saga) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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. A science fiction romance by a Hugo and Nebula Award winning master.
Bujold's SHARDS OF HONOR is the first book in her SF universe to feature ...
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Shards of Honor (Vorkosigan Saga)

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Overview

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. A science fiction romance by a Hugo and Nebula Award winning master.
Bujold's SHARDS OF HONOR is the first book in her SF universe to feature the Vorkosigan clan, followed by the Hugo award-winning BARRAYAR. The Nebula award-winning FALLING FREE precedes it by internal chronology in the same future history.
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Editorial Reviews

Book list
"This superb first novel integrates a believable romance into a science fiction tale of adventure and war."
- Booklist
The Chicago Sun Times
"Possibly the best first novel of the year."
Rave Reviews
“A superb craftsman and stylist, Ms. Bujold is well on her way to becoming one of the great voices of speculative fiction.”
Publishers Weekly
“Superb far-future saga.”
- Publishers Weekly on the 'Vorkosigan' series
SF Site
“Bujold is not just a master of plot, she is a master of emotion.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014120999
  • Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/9/2012
  • Series: Vorkosigan Saga , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 34,889
  • File size: 979 KB

Meet the Author

Lois McMaster Bujold was born in 1949, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction. She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children. She began writing with the aim of professional publication in 1982. She wrote three novels in three years; in October of 1985, all three sold to Baen Books, launching her career. Bujold went on to write many other books for Baen, mostly featuring her popular character Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, his family, friends, and enemies. Her books have been translated into twenty-one languages. Her fantasy from Eos includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series. www.dendarii.com
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

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    This is a book that I bought ages ago in hard copy. And I am ex

    This is a book that I bought ages ago in hard copy. And I am excited to have it on my Nook. It is a book that appeals to those who honor strength, honesty, dedication and duty. It explores how honorable people choose how to respect the gift of finding love and try to find a way for it to succeed. It is a palate cleansing tale where both parties want to be together and due to the circumstances of their careers, their planets, must put personal preferences on the back burner until they can find a way to satisfy their honor and duty. Neither party wants to quit their life path and both would love to find a way to be together.
    This is a story where you do not want to skip a single paragraph. It is a story that you do not want to see end. It is a story that grows dearer as you age, because it is about love happening to two people who have more or less given up. One line stands out. "when did she stop being afraid of him and afraid for him..." And it goes on to say how it was worse to be afraid for him. Anyone who appreciates a military career will appreciate the choices. How realistic is this? I do not want to know. I just know that while I am in the midst of this story, I want to believe in it and the characters.
    Thank you for putting it in the eformat, so that I will always have it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    One of her best!

    A great book by a great author. If you haven't discovered Lois McMastet Bujold yet, this is a great place to start. Bujold is equally strong in creating plot, character in a unique and inventive futuristic universe.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    Awesome book. How'd I miss it?

    Nice SF novel that takes the Russian/Soviet paranoia into the future. Superbly done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    A fantastic book. Now I have to read the series.

    A fantastic book. Now I have to read the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    A terrific book.  A wonderful combination of science fiction and

    A terrific book.  A wonderful combination of science fiction and romance.  I am not a romance fan and I read this book because it was part of the Vorkosigan series.  And I loved it as a fan of science fiction.  But I was surprised how much I enjoyed the romance. I later found the Vorkosigan series classified in the subgenre "military space opera" - a blend of soap opera and military science fiction - quite right. 

    This book is worthy of 5 stars and your should ignore the person who gave it one star without any explanation.  I hope B&N would change their policy so that a review (or explantation) would be required with rating a book (especially if the rating a one or five  stars). It's a shame that some people might not consider this book because someone gave it a one star rating.
      
    So don't let the rating deter you. You won't be disappointed by this book. You'll love it. 

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