I really enjoy this book and the series. It's a must read background book for the Honor Harrington series. There were a number of times I pronunciation was questionable or possibly a bit sloppy. Perhaps the reader let herself get over tired in the process.
Traveller of Worlds
Early Honorverse primer with excellent stage and settling. This story about Honor Harrington's ancestresses creates the background built upon for all the resulting future history of the Manticore star system and her neighbors.
I was looking for a book to capture my daughters' imagination about space travel and what life might be like on distant worlds. This one certainly did the trick. Young adult protagonist with furry sidekick on an alien planet; perfect fodder for her imagination to get going.
Writing wasn't amazing but it worked for her level (reading at a 6th grade level).
Techno-Thrillers, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp fan!
Stephanie at 14 tyears
good info on how our percosious heroine meets her soul mate
not as good a stiry as her later years but reader did excellent job as always
I really enjoyed the book even if it was written for teens, after all I am 75 year old teenager at heart.
It is less dramatic and violent than the Honor series but excellently written. The narration was superb as it normally is for Audible. I am looking forward to the next one in this new series. My thanks to David Weber, Christine Hvam and Audible for a very pleasurable few hours of entertainment.
Short version: Weber is lacking something essential He's just not a very good author compared to others.
The sides in this story are more simple.than rhe ones in a classic evil vs good fantasy. Thwre's no depth in the characters, there's no culture, no analytics. The author is feeding you a world view that's supposed to be correct and the good one.
I can't stand American right-wing media and I can't stand Webers style of writing. I would definatly not recommend this one.
Pretty good world building, but the narrator wasn't very good in my opinion. I always love non-humanoid sentient aliens, especially since there aren't many around in books. The cast is pretty straight and white, though, and for how far it is in the future, you'd think things would be more different, so the story does have a few flaws. There is a bit of an endemic of telling instead of showing, and tons of exposition. The narrator isn't too good at doing voices (Climbs Quickly's voice sounds strongly like Naoto Shirogane in Persona 4, and that's not the worst of it), and sounds like she's smiling in innappropriate parts of the story, which mess up the tone.