Interesting "telling" rather than showing standpoint of presenting the story and how it leads to the political misunderstandings and decisions, and a lot of universe building, but it's a bit of a drag (albeit about as interesting as one could possibly make it). It was also pretty horrible being exposed to the minds and reasoning of the Highridge government. Awful people. Enlightening, but I do hope the next book doesn't continue in this vein :)
I love reading books that are personally impactful, intriguing, intelligent and fun. Definitely a fiction reader.
Way too much drama and nasty political discussions and backstabbing. I had to skip a great 1/3 at least of this book to get to the more meaningful chapters. It was extended a little too long for my taste. I am seriously hoping the next book is much better than this. I love the protagonist characters but my goodness there was too much stupidity from the opposing characters. I was practically ready to delete.
I don't know how David Weber does it but every book he writes just keeps surpassing it's self one after another. This story concentrated on the political side of life more than previous books in the series but it just opened up a different but equally complex story line than I have experienced so far. Absolutely loved it.
While brilliantly read, I can't help but feel that this book is far long than it needs to be. There is unnecessary repetition of information and it, as a consequence, drags as a story sometimes.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
This story is much more political than many of the others in the series. It also jumps around a lot between a number of different storylines. Still it's a worthy addition to the Honor series.
A Science Fiction fan since I could read.. and to a lesser degree Fantasy.... I however enjoy many types of books......
What can I say... I'm sold out to this story and it's many many books...
As in most of the books there is something to like or dislike for everyone. Space battles, politics, tech etc. Each book will have more or less of what you like, but most folks love this series overall.
I at the point where Allyson's is the ONLY voice of my characters. Well done.
While this book had Honor Harrington as the main character she isn't in most of the book. This book was mostly layer upon layer of politics and how exactly the breakdown in communication came at the negotiating table. Some characters I feel badly for and others I just hate more and more. While some of the book seemed to drag a bit and I admit that I took several breaks to listen to other books, it was actually really fascinating. This is not however one of my favorite books of the series. It felt more like the whole books was setting up the next book in which the war must actively resumes. I wouldn't recommend reading this book without reading the books that have come before, starting with On Basilisk Station. I do like Allyson Johnson as a narrator and I like how she tries to keep the accents consistent between people of the same star nation. I'll definitely be reading the next book in the series.
Engaging, suspenseful story
The end of peace talks and how that came to be.
Yes, and I like having a consistent reader across the series.
The naval battles are an interesting study
I listened Allyson Johnson’s other performances before in this series and others, this was good as always