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A Beautiful Friendship (Star Kingdom Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Good start to the Harrington series.

The front part is an expanded version the the short story. It continues with new continuation to the story of the first time the treecats contact with humans. I could not put it down.....

posted by jrl17 on August 10, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Very good follow up to the short story

This is based on a series of short story's from about 2 years ago Fills in some of the blanks between stores, but I feel there is a new series coming

posted by ColDan52 on October 30, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014


    Now where is the next in the series?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013


    I liked the sci fi part of it, but i kinda felt like it was too long and winding. I am going to try the next book, fire season

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    First contact YA

    This new YA series by David Weber builds on one of my favorite short stories with the same name by David Weber. The book is out now but I am making this review based on the ARC so things might differ in details.

    This takes place some three hundred years before the Honor stories. It is kind of an origin story in that it portrays how the Harrington family settled on Sphinx and how young Stephanie meets and befriend one of the secretly sentient treecats there. Stephanie's story starts like any ordinary teenage story with issues of parental control and resentment for her parents for dragging her off to the boonies.

    It switches pov between humans and treecats mainly Stephanie and Climbs Quickly. It has the famous Celery thieves' episode I loved in the short story. It is over all an enjoyable read but I have some issues. Sometimes the story just stops abruptly. Like when scott was about to tell how the cats where communicating with him. It didn't disturb much since I have read that short story. But there is also a jump in the story from the first meeting to scott and his story, I felt the narration lacked a segue there. Giving me the feeling it is just a couple of short stories stitched together with the bare minimum of an overall storyline. This disappointed me.

    I am also a bit disappointed that the inner life of Stephanie doesn't come out and play.

    I am a great fan of David Weber and his works and it pains me that I found A Beautiful Friendship delightful in parts but lacking in the whole. Maybe Jane Lindskold will make better work with the sequels.

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