Manticore is reeling from an attack on their infrastructure by the Solarian Navy. Maybe I enjoyed it because we've waited so long for it. Very few people know war the way Honor Harrington does. I have heard the Tor advances are significantly bigger. A hundred and thirty-one superdreadnoughts—sixty-nine Scientist-class ships and sixty-two of the newer, marginally more powerful Vegas—lay like vanquished titans at the heart of that huddle of beaten ships. Given the lethargy of the League, it seemed to be contrived.
The League is sliding towards inglorious defeat as it steadily loses ground in the Protectorates and the Verge. As it is I consider it okay ish. For all of the things that disappointed me, I was still ecstatic to have more Honor Harrington. She has to fight to get justice on a field of battle she never trained for in a private war where there are only two choices. To view it, Spoiler alert! If you are reading this book you are probably already a Weber fan, used to his writing style.
Most of the David Weber books are part of the military science-fiction genre, one which is loved by many fans who also enjoy the books by Greg Bear. Man sieht dem Buch an, dass es fünf Jahre gebraucht hat, um fertig zu werden - und noch etwas mehr Zeit gebraucht hätte. That woman tried her hardest and was always one step behind Mesa. More Honor books would provide cash. It was not a way to strike a chord with women readers or to make him a lot of money.
All that stands in the way is the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its weakening allies. Compared to that, the battlecruisers and lighter units were a mere nothing, barely thirty-two million tons. When David was 2 years old, his family moved to Greenville, South Carolina. Space battles for the win! The writing of David Weber is undeniably good but nowadays he seems to focus on all the wrong things, or at least not things that I want to see in a military space opera. The woman she became is just a joy to read the problem is I don't think David Weber wanted to write about honor in an honor book because I got the kitchen sink. Honor Harrington has worn the Star Kingdom's uniform for half a century and served her monarch and her people well. In the course of those years, the woman the newsies call the Salamander has grown from a tactically brilliant but politically naïve junior officer to supreme fleet command and a seat on the highest military and political councils of the Grand Alliance.
Still would have read it no matter what, because even for all the flaws, she's still Honor Harrington. In the course of those years, the woman the newsies call the Salamander has grown from a tactically brilliant but politically naïve junior officer to supreme fleet command and a seat on the highest military and political councils of the Grand Alliance. Those on Haven and Manticore are aware of this hidden enemy but are, so far, unable to locate them or understand their end goal. Weber is the Tom Clancy of science fiction. I enjoyed it even with the flaws. My only complaint is that I had to wait five years for it. When he gave the order to surrender, it triggered the nanotech programming in his operations officer, that forced him the ops officer, not Filareta to fire on the Alliance forces, and then detonate a bomb that killed everyone on the flag bridge, thus preventing either a disavowment of the attack by Filareta himself, or a self destruct of the missiles.
The writing of David Weber is undeniably good but no The enormous blurb of this book reflects fairly well on the book itself. Over the years this series is what I compare all others against. Well, it's Honor Harrington so there's much to like. The fact the Solarian League is an incredible bunch of incompetents who might as well be zombies in a shooting gallery for their intelligence made the enormous war against them feel perfunctory. Safehold The Gbaba have left Earth and her colonies smoldering ruins, and the few survivors have fled to distant, Earth-like Safehold, to try to rebuild. The ideas are insanely good to read but political Intrigue stops being political Intrigue when you tell us every little bit of everything. Since Manticore doesn't know this, it can't be more than a deadly attempt to smear Manticore's name and reputation among the planet systems who should be their potential allies.
Later on, he worked in creating wargame designs for the Starfire tabletop board games upon which he later on also wrote several Starfire books. The core of the Mesan Alignment has disappeared down the proverbial rabbit hole, and maybe Honor's children will be the ones to deal with them if they ever return. Honor is an officer in the space navy. When an attack on Beowulf is repelled by Grand Alliance forces but hidden nuclear bombs take out three of Beowulf's space habits killing 43 million people including many diplomats who are meeting to decide what to do about the Solarian League's threat, Honor and the Grand Alliance have had enough. He knew that if the Honor novels were a success, she would get compared to Horatio Hornblower and picked her name so that both Horatio and Honor had the same initials. The first half contained a few exciting space battles, and actually involved Honor quite a bit. And not all that interesting filler.
As much as I loved David Webers books, this really feels like a disappointment. If nothing el It will sound like I'm griping, and I suppose I am a bit. Some of the other series, well, I don't know. Forester's Horatio Hornblower series, the books have made The New York. There are other things you could build a fandom around, but these don't seem like series that would hold people's interest over decades. Shadow of Victory, Shadow of Freedom, Cauldron of Finally! It doesn't matter that a lead female character got them the success and that should be the focus. I mean, just think about it.
If you can't be bothered to roll your sleeves up and help, then do the world a favor. I want to congratulate the author for being such an expansive rich world you forward and wonderfully memorable lead character. The earlier novels about Her Grace Dame Lady Admiral Honor Stephanie Alexander-Harrington, Duchess and Steadholder, were fun enough in a gung ho military fashion that I could ignore the political agenda in the background. Yet it had been an act of murder, not war. He's no knight in shining armor. There is another human society,. In 2019, David Weber wrote a standalone sci-fi novel with author Jacob Holo titled The Gordian Protocol.