Shards of Honor Book Summary and Study Guide

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Cordelia Naismith is left behind when her ship is attacked by Vorkosigan's ship and is forced to flee. She stays on the planet with her shipmate Debauer who is damaged by a Disruptor. They are both captured by Lord Vorkosigan and hike to a shelter Barrayarans have built. During the trek they realize they are becoming more than a captor and hostages.
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The review of this Book prepared by Lani

Commander Cordelia Naismith gets captured by Barrayaran soldiers. She falls in love with a Barrayaran soldier, Aral Vorkosigan, even though they are on opposite sides of a war.
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Cordelia Naismith, leading a scientific expedition to a new planet, is taken prisoner by Admiral Aral Vorkosigan of the Barrayaran army - and Barrayarans are known for the cruelty and repressive society. Over the course of a trek back to safety, Cordelia and Aral fall in love, which is unfortunate, because their governments are about to go to war with each other. Inevitably, they find themselves on opposite sides during a conflict.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   falling in love with the enemy    -   falling in love with captor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human freighter/transport Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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