I was a little worried that the series would start to become repetitive (Honor faces huge odds, Honor's ship barely survives, Honor becomes an interplanetary hero), and perhaps by the time I hit book 11 it will be, but this book is significantly different. It spends a lot of time on other characters, Honor works as just one part of a team, and there is some interesting political intrigue (however, it is not _all_ political intrigue, like Weber's Armageddon Reef series)
I like her; whilst some of her accents are a bit questionable sometimes, but she has a lot of characters she needs to differentiate between. The whole
Nope. Enjoyable, exciting, interesting. Not great literature, but very good writing and dialog for a sci-fi series. Characters, if not fully 3D, are at least 2.5 dimensional (some sympathetic enemies, though there are a couple of caricatures)
Weber does a good job writing about a (near) zero-sexism culture without completely ignoring sexism (like the Lost Fleet series) but also without being blazingly obvious and preachy about it.
The previous book, which addressed the issue directly by pitting Honor against two different patriarchies (one openly misogynistic, the other less so, but still very chauvinistic), did it in an interesting manner; this book doesn't specifically address the issue, although it does reveal the fact that sexual assault still exists in Honor's world.
It's an issue that I think Weber handles well, and is not one usually addressed in action/sci-fi.
Whilst billed as being set fifty years in the future, there is nothing remotely futuristic about it, save for the token use of the word "droid".
Also, most of the characters are pretty 2-D, the plot is pretty predictable, and a lot of the dialog is trite.
I thought her performance for the main character was well done, but all the other voices were caricaturistic and way overboard. A lot more subtlety could be used.
Not all of the dialog was bad, and it was mildly entertaining at times. That is all.
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