I love this book. I love Cordelia and the way she trips through a new world with different customs. I love the way she's judged and changes things around her when she doesn't really look (or necessarily) understand the broader implications, because she sees something that needs to be done and she does it. I love that she and Aral are not perfect, gorgeous, automatic heroes. And I pretty much love all of the rest of the characters. The plot is fast and crisp, Bujold doesn't waste any time or words. This book is super fun.