|Plot Summary of Shards of Honor|
|"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. "
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|"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."
Tigerbelle, Resident Scholar
|"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."
Lani, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Shards of Honor|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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
- falling in love with the enemy
- falling in love with captor
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- futuristic human freighter/transport
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
- mostly 3rd
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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