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Shards of Honour by Lois McMaster Bujold
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it was amazing
bookshelves: summer-reading, audio-version, currently-re-reading, reread-2014
Read 5 times. Last read June 8, 2021 to June 10, 2021.

I am nervous about Post Star Wars "space opera" novels because so many of them veer into fanfic at the first opportunity. So I avoided these for awhile, even though I LOVE LMB's Chalion series to an unseeming degree. In the end a kind visit to my blog from the author herself tipped the balance and I dove in.

I'm glad I did. This book reads like a woman writing to tell a story, as opposed to the fanfic bent of a woman writing to be in the story. Since this is Bujold telling a story we get to enjoy the tales of her world on their own merits. It's a story that is fun in places, romantic in places and--dropping a star--hard to follow at times. When the action moves to hard-to-envision places like spaceship interiors it can get a little dizzying. But that's more likely my problem more than the fault of the story.

So I'm glad I read this and am now on to Barryar.

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Lois McMaster Bujold
“I believe," she said slowly at last, "that the tormented are very close to God. I'm sorry, Sergeant." He”
Lois McMaster Bujold, Shards of Honour

Reading Progress

Finished Reading
Finished Reading
July 4, 2012 – Shelved
July 9, 2012 – Shelved as: summer-reading
December 2, 2013 – Started Reading
December 4, 2013 – Finished Reading
May 1, 2014 – Shelved as: reread-2014
May 1, 2014 – Shelved as: currently-re-reading
May 1, 2014 – Shelved as: audio-version
January 4, 2018 – Started Reading
January 14, 2018 – Finished Reading
June 8, 2021 – Started Reading
June 10, 2021 – Finished Reading

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