Strong female lead with old fashion values, like a female John Wayne.
It's a sci-fi space series, I think one of the best.
Yes, great narrator, easy too listen to, allows listeners to concentrate on the story not the narration.
It would take a HBO (or the Like) series to tell the main story and this book is a small piece.
Wish the author would write more books in this series faster!
I would certainly recommend the series upto but not including this installment. The first third of the book dragged on, spelling out the 'evil Solarian plot' as if the readers are intellectually challenged. The overuse of pompous (supposedly 'aristocratic english lords and ladies ?), and the equally distracting ' I'm an incredibly smart engineer, therefore I struggle with proper sentence construction, in a sort of cockney accent'...
I'll probably give Mr Webber's work a miss for a while, give him a chance to flush this series out of his system and get back to the more raw and tractable style of the first books in this series.Please slow down on the use of tech development that appears itself to run at light speed. Eg. missiles, drives, sensors, etc that are twice as good and twice as fast with a much bigger bang - every few 'months'. I'm sure Moore's law will still be a reasonable guide in our future.
As mentioned, the automatic assignment of a pompous accent to anyone remotely related to the royals. I was yanked out of the storyline on several occasions as Allyson used a childish, high pitched, almost sing song voice - claiming that the person delivered the line in a slow, cold and menacing tone...
No.Condensing the whole series into a movie would be far better.
Please drop the over the top explanation of the plot to the reader - we're not dumb, we read books for entertainment.Please use discipline when editing the book and reduce the amount of waffle.David has some good ideas for future technology and the interaction of the various worlds. He doesn't overdo the worm holes and even disables the ships from engaging in battle when transiting.
The endless dialogs was taken 5 steps too far in this one...
Only one thing happens and it is smack in the middle of the book. The rest of the dialog is so far fetched that not even rolling the eyes would do it justice.
I really don't understand how this book can have such a good rating.
It even ends abruptly and left me looking for a missing chapter.
No - book was talk, talk, talk... Story went nowhere. Book ended in the middle of a conversation. Seemed like "we have bored them enough - let's stop!". I have enjoyed the Honor Harrington series and was looking forward to the next installment, This was one of the biggest disappointments I have ever had!
Probably... Others have been great, but will give him one more try. If next book is this bad, will not read another.
No scene was worth the reading.
I actually checked online to see if I somehow missed downloading the rest of the story. I was left with the distinct impression that this story was never actually completed before the publication deadline, yet they forged ahead anyway.
The first 3rd takes place during the end of the previous book (filling in details of other plotlines), and the rest of it really just sets the stage for what appears to be a future story.
No, Weber has earned his reputation with me, and I will trust that the next edition of the series will be more up to the standards I expect.
No particular scene really excited me, but I liked to see the evolution of what I see as an interesting inclusion of the Beowulf story.
It did set the stage for a rich series of future editions of the Honerverse story. It just felt like a frustrating "To be continued...", with a 1-year wait on the immediate horizon.
After going through 12 books in the Honorverse - I wondered when the streak would end. It still hasn't. One problem: Book 14 isn't out yet! This book leaves the reader on a bit of a cliff hanger - and just makes me hope that book 14 comes out soon. A must read for Honor fans.
Hardcore scifi fan from a galaxy far far away.
While the book is three parts long and may seem long, it is in fact only the 1st half of the book. It does end suddenly, but if you want honor then that's the price you have to pay. If you have the patience I would recommend that you wait until the 2nd half comes out.
I have read all of the other Honor Harrington book and enjoyed most of them but if this is what Weber is now going to call an Honor Harrington book I am done reading his books. Honor Harrington had nothing to do with 98% of this book, but he threw her in because he said it was an Honor Harrington Book. The characters just went on and on about nothing so often I found myself saying who cares.
The one that had Honor Harrington in it.
The story is moving from a novel about a person “Honor Harrington” to a complex political intrigue.
It seems that the author explored all the possibilities with Honor and is moving on.
The other big change is the lack of space battle scenes.
I can still recommend this book for fans of the “Honorverse”
Optical Engineer from San Jose, CA.
I have really enjoyed this series so far. This book is basically a bridge between the main Honor plot line, the Torch plot line, and the Saganami plot line. It is a necessary recap of all of the plots as well as evolves the story forward. It is really a staging book for the next one in the series.