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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Terrific, complex and a series that I still enjoy.
posted by naslund on March 6, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Even the most die hard fan (and I am one) has to have some reser
As any reader of series fiction ...
As any reader of series fiction knows there is the inevitable need to cover some backstory in any new addition to an authors canon-unfortunately Weber chooses to lift entire scenes verbatim from earlier works rather than do some heavier lifting and move the story forward from the viewpoints of a current cast of characters that now numbers in the hundreds. "Cut and Paste" functions are handy in any word processor program, but I wish Weber had used those pages to give some characters not otherwise heard from a chance to do the background brief.
The ending is abrupt. As in I have 2676 characters left for this review abrupt. Clearly driven by word count this is the weakest ending of any Honorverse work.
My recommendation is a two parter-if you are a Honorverse junkie, go ahead and buy it as nothing I say is going to stop you, but if you can hold off for another year or so wait.
posted by Sysafus on March 7, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 11, 2013
Interesting developments in the ongoing story. HOWEVER... As the
Interesting developments in the ongoing story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
HOWEVER... As the, what? 13th? in the series, a whole lot of stuff has gone on before,
and even the most dedicated follower will find it hard to keep track of the entire Honorverse history.
This actually seems almost like an Honorverse book, with Honor not appearing until well into the story.
It also needed to be written more as a stand-alone volume, with more explanatory references made to
Posted March 12, 2012
Ok. as most of you who have read the reviews you will realize that this is not the penultimate end story to the series. It is a prelude to that end- it lays out the groundwork for it. If you are looking for the high action battle scenes, you will be disappointed. Mostly going back and forth by the principles and secondary players. The Solarian League is on the precipice of revolt and secession as a few Solarians are starting to piece together the truth of the deception. In earnest hope, the next or final book will be out soon as I have finished this book in 5 days.
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