I read this book about 2-Dec-2010. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1991. This note was last modified Friday, 31-Dec-2010 08:32:06 PST.
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Decided to read it directly after Shards of Honor. This works pretty well, it turns out (not, I trust, surprising anybody too much).
We get to see more of Cordelia adapting to Barrayar...and Barrayar beginning to adapt to Cordelia, already. And, in the end, we see her applying a very Barrayaran approach to the personal problem of rescuing her son Miles.