I love the main character, who is intelligent without being irritating or superior. She has flaws but she knows many of them. Het relationship with her paresis one most of us would envy. The pacing of the story was very well thought out.
Fanatical Endurance Athlete, who listens to a lot of books while training.
This is an interesting book, unlike other offerings from David Weber, in that I don't think it was aimed at his usual audience. It appears as if he is trying to attract a young teen readership. I think he succeed. Its a book that I willing put on for young people for long trips.
To describe a favourite scene would give away the book. I think that the book has too many favourite scenes to single one out.
I think the relationship between the main characters is the key behind the book, and any scene where they are learning about each other are brilliant.
I didn't really feel that this novel fleshed out anything from the short story (by the same name) which was missing. It brought the characters from the short story "The Stray" together with the characters from "A Beautiful Friendship", but it wasn't a fresh story in any sense. I am unlikely to continue to follow this sub-series in the Honorverse.
Sorry to say, this book read and sounded like something for a fussy teenage girl, not something that I would suggest for a serious "reader".
I hoped more from the cat's perspective, not exhausting teenage angst.
Teenager " issues"
Glad I got it as a special, it was hard to listen to the whole thing.
I wasn't expecting this book to be YA after having read other books by David Weber. This is obviously written for 10-14 year olds though, and I found the plot and characters oversimplified and very predictable.
The discovery of a new sapient species in a fully plausible future is and engaging tale, but the whole story is a little weak. Even so the book is thoroughly enjoyable
The world in this book has some interesting elements- specifically the native critters on the planet, which are telepathic and have some interesting tribal dynamics. However, I couldn't get past the poor writing. Repetitive and poorly edited, it pulled me away from the story too much.