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Shards of Honour by Lois McMaster Bujold
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really liked it

I enjoyed the book but at first it struck me as somewhat similar to the soap operas that my original country, Venezuela, used to sell to the world in which the poor girl meets the rich boy and the world is against them, she goes blind and he goes amnesic but in the end they triumph against all odds. It does get better from there and the main character is a strong woman, 'competent' in the words of a friend at Bibliogoth, not the defenceless princess needing rescue of those soaps. It was remarked that the bulk of the plot revolves around their relationship rather than the more sci-fi-ey elements of the story but it doesn't suffer from that. The main character, Cordelia, is very well drawn and has some depth. Some of the supporting cast are painted in rougher brush-strokes. A few holes in the plot but overall a good story, particularly for a first book. I'm told the books becomes much more interesting and intricate further into the series, which I will be checking out.
This was the set book for the October meeting of Bibliogoth.
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Reading Progress

September 18, 2020 – Started Reading
September 18, 2020 – Shelved
October 11, 2020 – Finished Reading

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