Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold(23 ratings)
|Author||Lois McMaster Bujold|
|Submitted by Anthony G Williams |
This is the second (in terms of story chronology) of the author's Miles Vorkosigan series, and follows on immediately from 'Shards of Honour'. Cordelia is now married to Lord Aral Vorkosigan and pregnant with their first child (Miles Ė who finally makes an appearance at the end of the book). The story follows the fortunes of Cordelia as she first struggles to adapt to life on Barrayar, then faces assassination attempts and finally a civil war with her usual ingenuity and courage.
|Submitted by Archren |
Although "Barrayar" is the Hugo winner, I preferred its predecessor, "Shards of Honor." In that book, the central relationship was between Cordelia, our intrepid heroine, and Aral Vorkosigan, military leader and noble of the planet Barrayar. In this second book, the central relationship is between Cordelia and her unborm child, Miles Vorkosigan. You may have heard of him. Heíll feature in at least 12 books after heís born, so itís probably not too much of a spoiler to say that he survives the events of this story.
|Submitted by Anonymous|
Yet another Miles Vorkosigan novel. Except this one does not feature Miles as an active protagonist.