Test of Honor

Lois McMaster Bujold
science fiction > military science fiction + space opera, collection
Test of Honor - Lois McMaster Bujold8.66

An omnibus edition.

  • Shards of Honor (1986)
  • The Warrior's Apprentice (1986)

The point of conflict is clear and straightforward: the democratic Betans versus the ultra-militaristic Barrayarans. At least that's what biologist Cordelia Naismith, heroine of Shards of Honor believes.

But when she's stranded on an unexplored planet — at the mercy of Aral Vorkosigan, the very Barrayaran she's been taught to despise — she discovers that the truth has become crudely twisted. And when Vorkosigan, himself the victim of a political inspired mutiny, tries to draw Cordelia into the struggle against his culture's fascist military elite, she has to make a choice. A choice that wil mean betrayal, no matter which side she's on.

In The Warrior's Apprentice, Cordelia's son, Miles, depressed and angry after failing the entrance exams to military training school, decides to take a long vacation — and inadvertently falls into a deal well suited to his abilities and sense of adventure. He buys a starship, contracts to smuggle contraband into a battle zone — and without quite meaning to, he finds himself a far-too-active participant in the war!

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Vorkosigan (omnibus editions) :: Series

Belongs to the series Vorkosigan

Test of Honor8.66
Vorkosigan's Game9.00
Cordelia's Honor7.86
Young Miles8.00
Miles, Mystery & Mayhem8.00
Miles Errant9.00
Miles, Mutants and Microbes8.00
Miles in Love9.34