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Starts out a bit slow and sophomoric, but picks up nicely half-way through
on 10 December 2015
Starts out a bit slow and sophomoric, but by about half-way through becomes a bit more complex and satisfying. The writing style is very straightforward and almost simplistic, and the plot is completely linear.
Still, the characters are mostly charming, the villain not quite a cardboard cliché, and the hero an Engineer, of course.
Bujold is clearly not showing off in this book, and I hope "Shards of Honour" has a bit more depth and breadth.