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  1. Rubies & Jade

    The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    You both are right I bet, I'm misremembering where one book ends and another starts. Lets just say I don't like that part! lol
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    The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    Well, I do hope she gets better then. I'm not far enough along to really know. Just at the end of Barrayar she was pretty much overthrowing Vor tradition to save her son, without a whole lot of concern about the political or familial turmoil that was creating. she stood up to the father-in-law, who tried to kill Miles, and cut him out of the family (with Aral going along with it of course) making a big deal about cutting ties with him and moving away from him. There was no hesitation there... he was gone. But then the next book starts with Miles as a teenager and the old guy living there saying rude things to the kid and Cordelia just rolling her eyes and letting him have his way. I just didn't buy it, people don't make those kinds of 180 degree shifts in my experience. And while I do feel that the parents do take a very hands off approach to parenting, I still think this was a glaring problem in character development. for me at least! so, we'll see. I'll keep reading and see if it gets better. at this point, she's barely mentioned so its a moot point I suppose.
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    The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    quoting an ooooold post here! lol I don't want to read too far into this thread because I've just started these and am only on The Vor Game now. I liked Barrayar, and I liked Cordelia generally. Shards of Honor was definitely stiff but I was reading the omnibus so I didn't realize that it was two books at first... I just read them as one big story and it definitely got better in the second half (Barrayar) The thing is, I didn't realize these books would eventually be about Miles--I had them sitting in my TBR pile for ages and don't recall reading any indepth review of them. I also didn't realize that Shards of Honor was supposed to be a space romance--someone upthread also mentioned that--cause it just wasn't! but what really surprised me when I got to the third book is how much I disliked the setup for Miles' story. the whole thing seemed forced and ridiculous. Its kinda getting better, but it still seems like she's creating these outrageous situations to move the story along. It stands out as odd to me. I dunno, I'll keep reading them for now, but I really do like Cordelia of the first 2 books much better than in the Miles books. Her character changes quite a bit once the books shift to Miles... she's kinda an idiot doormat now--very 2D-- where before she was thoughtful, strong and interesting.
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