By Lois McMaster Bujold
Whilst enemies develop into mare that acquaintances they win. In her first trial by means of fireplace, Cordelia Naismith captained a throwaway send of the Betan Expeditionary strength on a challenge to break an enemy armada. getting to know deception inside of deception, treachery inside treachery, she was once pressured right into a separate peace together with her leader opponent, Lord Aral Vorkosigan he who used to be referred to as 'The Butcher of Komarr' and might hence turn into an outcast on her personal planet and the woman Vorkosigan on his. in poor health of strive against and betrayal, she was once able to quiet down to a quiet existence, interrupted basically by way of the party ceremonial appearances required of the girl Vorkosigan. but if the Emperor died, Aral grew to become parent of the baby inheritor to the imperial throne of Barrayar and the objective of high-tech assassins in a dynastic civil conflict that used to be such as Earth's center a long time, yet fought with up-to-the minute biowar know-how. Neither Aral nor Cordelia guessed the half that their cell-damaged unborn might play in Barrayar's bloody legacy. Publisher's be aware: Cordelia's Honor is constructed from elements: 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 throughout the boyhood of her son Miles. Barrayar gained the Hugo Award for top technological know-how fiction novel of the yr.
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I don't think I should care to trade commands. " She grinned, as his crack ferreted up some particular memories. " Wariness dropped across her amusement like a portcullis. " Vorkosigan shrugged and stood, hitching his pack more securely to his shoulders. " He gave her a hand to pull her up, the soldier-mask repossessing his features. It took all the long day to descend the great mountain to the red-soiled plains. A closer view found them cut and channeled by watercourses running turbid from the recent rains, and confused by outcrops of rocky badlands.
He added water to his pouch, mixed it by squeezing, and sniffed the result. "I'm not really sure," he said, handing it to her. "It smells rather strange. " It was a white paste with a pungent aroma. "It's all right," Cordelia assured him. " She sat back and contemplated the menu. "At least it's high in calories," she encouraged herself. "We'll need calories. " Vorkosigan unhooked an object from his belt and handed it to her without comment. It turned out to be several small useful utensils folded into a handle, including a spoon.
Cordelia crawled over to the mound of the specimen tent and carefully considered its lumps. "Hand me that pole over there," she whispered. She poked tentatively at the most probable hump. The tents had stopped smoking, but waves of heat still rose from them to beat upon her face like the summer sun of home. The tortured fabric flaked away like charred paper. She hooked the pole over a half-melted cabinet and dragged it into the open. The bottom drawer was unmelted, but badly warped and, as she found when she wrapped her shirttail around her hand and pulled, tightly stuck.
Cordelia's Honor (Vorkosigan Saga Omnibus: Shards of Honor Barrayar) by Lois McMaster Bujold