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A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington Series #13)

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Terrific, complex and a series that I still enjoy.

Terrific, complex and a series that I still enjoy.

posted by naslund on March 6, 2012

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I'm a huge David Weber fan and have been anxiously waiting for t

I'm a huge David Weber fan and have been anxiously waiting for the latest chapter in the Honor Harrington series so i really hate to write a bad review. With that being said, this book was a huge disappointment. I think there are a lot of different reasons for this bu...
I'm a huge David Weber fan and have been anxiously waiting for the latest chapter in the Honor Harrington series so i really hate to write a bad review. With that being said, this book was a huge disappointment. I think there are a lot of different reasons for this but will only mention a few.
1) Who is the protagonist? If I didn't know this was a Honor Harrington book and she wasn't on the cover there really isn't any way to tell. We see many different characters but spend very little time with most of the them and see little character development in the rest. In my opinion you need to be emotionally engaged with the characters(both good and bad) for the story to hold any interest at all.
2) Talk Talk Talk. I'll date myself a little here but I'm reminded of the old Wendy's commercial where the old lady kept saying "Where's the beef?". It felt like the entire book was meeting after meeting that didn't advance the storyline or contribute to character development. Most of the book I was thinking enough talk, time for some action.
3) Weber does such a good job writing gripping battle scenes that I can't for the life of me figure out why he wouldn't include some in this book. The only combat scenes were boring because the outcome was never in doubt. I remember reading the very first Honor book and literally being on the edge of my seat during the final battle.
I know this was originally supposed to be two books but if its sold as a single book it should be worth reading on its own. I hope the next book is better but I think I'll wait to read reviews before i buy it.

posted by Anonymous on March 23, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    It's all about Honor

    Either you're a fan or you're not - the David Weber series continues and, in my opinion, it's excellent - couldn't ask for anything more in the undated version of classic Space Opera - Bravo David

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Amberstar?

    Hello? Its Mintfur

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Great book

    David Weber's honor universe is full of intrigue,and adventure. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

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    This book is the setup of the climax of the upcoming "Shado

    This book is the setup of the climax of the upcoming "Shadow of Freedom". The story is very complex and may not be for those new to the plot line. Please go back to "Storms from the Shadows" for a spin-up to this universe.

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