HONOR'S FINISHING WHAT SHE STARTED The Solarian League's navy counts its superdreadnoughts by the thousands. Not even its own government knows how enormous its economy truly is. And for hundreds of years, the League has borne the banner of human civilization, been the ideal to which humanity aspires in its diaspora across the galaxy. But the bureaucrats known as the "Mandarins," who rule today's League, are not the men and women who founded it so long ago. They are corrupt, venal, accountable to no one . . . and they've decided the upstart Star Kingdom of Manticore must be destroyed.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 nave junior officer to supreme fleet command and a seat on the highest military and political councils of the Grand Alliance. Very few people know war the way Honor Har...
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Uncompromising Honor Reviews
There were some faults in the series from the beginning. Too many characters, a few pages of random information dumps here and there... But for all that, you could at least count on 200 pages of spaceship on spaceship violence that were almost impossible to put down. With each book in the series, the action diminishes and the bloat of characters, politics, technology and everything else takes up more and more space. I'm glad to know what happens as Honor's story seems to be wrapping up, but ther ...more
Action, Honor Harrington, and treecats. I would have liked to have more of all three, especially the treecats. But Honor Harrington book 14 still has space battles! Space battles for the win!
*ebook courtesy of Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
Full review to come at Reading Between the Wines Book Club.
Good points :
- story advancing
- no repetitions from other books
- a few interesting treecats scene
Bad points :
- too much worthless meetings
- Is it really a Honor Harrington Book ? She's maybe in 25% of the book.
- too much secondary/unknown characters taking too much book time
Maybe I should have waited for the final, non ARC book (hoping it's going to be severely edited...)
HONOR HARRINGTON is one of my all-time favorite series but it's one of those which has suffered a bit of drift over the years. The best of the series was all about Honor versus impossible odds and heavily focused on her POV. Unfortunately, the past few books have gradually become heavily politicized stories about Character X talking with character Y about doing Z for three chapters then doing Z exactly like they talked about.
The fact the Solarian League is an incredible bunch of incompetents wh ...more
Nice to be back in the Honorverse. Super nice to have a book focused on Honor Harrington (hey, it's been 5 years since the last such book...).
As promised, this hefty entry (773 pages! All story!!) wraps up the war with the Solarian League story arc. With a few look-ins on the Mesan story arc, just so we don't lose track of what's going on there.
If you are reading this book you are probably already a Weber fan, used to his writing style. I thought he did a fairly good job on keeping the story mo ...more
get em Honor
The ending of the Honorverse story-line started in 1993 with On Basilisk Station though of course the story goes on and hopefully sooner rather than later we get another book in the universe; to paraphrase the title, the novel was uncompromisingly good with one major complaint, namely that it ended - I wanted another 800 pages at the least - this being said the ending is quite satisfactory from the main story line point of view (Hono's saga, the Grand Alliance vs the Solarian League) but of cour ...more