By Lois McMaster Bujold
While enemies develop into mare that associates they win. In her first trial by way of hearth, Cordelia Naismith captained a throwaway send of the Betan Expeditionary strength on a undertaking to spoil an enemy armada. learning deception inside of deception, treachery inside treachery, she was once compelled right into a separate peace together with her leader opponent, Lord Aral Vorkosigan he who was once known as 'The Butcher of Komarr' and might as a result turn into an outcast on her personal planet and the girl Vorkosigan on his. ailing of wrestle and betrayal, she was once able to quiet down to a quiet lifestyles, interrupted in basic terms by means of the celebration ceremonial appearances required of the girl Vorkosigan. but if the Emperor died, Aral grew to become mum or dad of the baby inheritor to the imperial throne of Barrayar and the objective of high-tech assassins in a dynastic civil conflict that was once equivalent to Earth's heart a long time, yet fought with up-to-the minute biowar expertise. Neither Aral nor Cordelia guessed the half that their cell-damaged unborn may play in Barrayar's bloody legacy. Publisher's word: Cordelia's Honor is made from components: Shards of Honor and Barrayar. jointly they shape a continuing tale following the lifetime of Cordelia Vorkosigan nee Naismith from the day she met her then-enemy Lord Aral Vorkosigan during the boyhood of her son Miles. Barrayar received the Hugo Award for most sensible technological know-how fiction novel of the yr.
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But curiosity overcame the urge to cut the conversation short. "That's unusual. " "My maternal grandfather was Prince Xav Vorbarra, the diplomat. He held the post of ambassador to Beta Colony for a time, in his youth, before the First Cetagandan War. " "After my mother—died, and Yuri Vorbarra's Civil War was brought to an end, I spent some school vacations at the Prince's home in the capital. He was at odds with my father, though, before and after that war, being of different political parties.
She poked grimly through the rubbish for some clue. She found it in the high grass halfway to the ravine. The long body in the baggy tan fatigues of the Betan Astronomical Survey was stretched out full length, arms and legs askew, as though hit while running for the shelter of the forest. Her breath drew inward in pain of recognition. She turned him over gently. It was the conscientious Lieutenant Rosemont. His eyes were glazed and fixed and somehow worried, as though they still held a mirror to his spirit.
She spread the handkerchief over his face. It was a small, reality-defying gesture, but she felt better for it. Vorkosigan grasped her hand and pulled her up. " They shoveled and pushed the dirt back into the hole far more quickly than it had been excavated, and packed it down as best they could by walking on it. " Vorkosigan asked. Cordelia shook her head, not feeling up to reciting the vague, official funeral service. But she knelt by the grave for a few minutes making a more serious, less certain inward prayer for her dead.