[LMB] Sandworms of Barrayar

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 20:10:09 BST 2021

Although Cordelia eventually was beloved of the Barrayarans, Jessica was
viewed with suspicion even before she was framed by the Harkonnens.  The BG
definitely believed that being feared is more important than being loved,
and they seem to have gotten a bit careless about how they projected power
- thus the 'witch' epithet directed at them.  That is of course one of the
'morals' of the novel, that the BG had been ignoring their own teachings to
their great ultimate cost.

Matt "it's a subtle and complicated story" G.

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