Description Review: Shards of Honour (Vorkosigan Saga #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold

Cordelia Naismith, Betan Survey Captain, was expecting the unexpected: hexapods, floating creatures, odd parasites… She was not, however, expecting to find hostile humans on an uninhabited planet. And she wasn’t really expecting to fall in love with a 40-plus barbarian known to cosmopolitan galactics as the Butcher of Komarr.


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Source: Recommendation from a friend at band camp


I like that this description is short and sweet. You get an idea of where the plot is going to go, a strong sense of action. It’s straight and to the point. I feel like even though we only have a few sentences to work with, we still have a pretty good idea of what the main character’s voice will be like and what kind of plot we’re looking at.We also have a sense of a baseline for normalcy (or lack thereof). I’m fairly impressed with the ability for just a few sentences to pack in so much, and I applaud the description.

Since there’s not really much content to praise (or pick at) with this one, I’m going to make my review short and sweet as well.

Posted on August 27, 2014, in Description Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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