Paperback, 272 pages

English language

Published Dec. 1, 2003 by Earthlight.

ISBN:
978-0-7434-6842-8
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4 stars (17 reviews)

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Review of 'Shards of Honour' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

somehow bojold's style of writing seems too retro and fails to create any kind of atmosphere for me... unlike in the old good times when i was only *teen =/ it's become so... startreck'ish, if you know what i mean: everyone, even the worst vilain, speaks theatrical, posed language and after things like «the expanse» and stephen king's beautiful personage building i just can't live bujold's stories like i used to. sorry, old master, you're too retro now.

Review of 'Shards of Honour' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I had trouble getting into this book, but once I did I enjoyed it. I felt like I missed a lot of information, not necessarily because it wasn't there, but because it didn't stick in my memory.

It was interesting to see the interactions between Vorkosigan and Cordelia. Mutual respect, but never quite forgetting that they're on opposite sides of a war.

My standard book questions:

Could everything be solved by the main characters sitting down and talking at the beginning? Nope. Actually, this book had more information shared between the main characters than I expected, given that they are, in some ways, enemies.

Does the main character make mistakes? Probably, but I can't recall any that had lasting consequences. Despite that, the characters had their flaws (in a good way - other than being a bit too honorable, they were realistic).

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