The Mandarins, still trying to hold the federal system together, see Beowulf's impending secession as a serious threat, not only to the League's cohesion but to its security as well and begin planning towards addressing that threat. Unfortunately this book just didn't appeal to me. What a reader gets instead is all of Weber's weaknesses: Harrington promptly opens fire in response to the attack.
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Book: A Rising Thunder
Oct 28, Jack rated it it was ok Shelves: The wedding I mentioned before? The novel was originally split into two books due to its size, leading in a delay of publication. This book is more for masochists than optimists. Second, I would have appreciated a glossary of characters. I should probably have some sympathy for Weber, because once he let Eric Flint play in his continuity, things got all confused, and he had to move things all around.
Granted it was probably ridiculous to put nearly all of them on the ship to Manticore — a mention that Montreau and LePic and company were back on Haven keeping things together and arguing for the treaty would have been Buy from another retailer.
Those arrogant Sollies keep being shocked that this tiny neobarb navy actually dares to threaten the all-powerful SLN!? I devoured it rapidly, and now I have some thoughts.
I'm being generous with two stars, but I did actually finish reading it. Admiral John Burrows is his chief of staff and an excellent manager of Filareta. And then still more people talking. As with the previous books, the first part of A Rising Thunder overlaps with the last part of the previous issue Mission of Honor in this case.
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The one that's going down the tubes in both directions. My dvid on Weber is still 'read the first six books, they're good to great'.
Task number one for Honor is to defend against another devastating Mesan strike -- a strike that may well spell the doom of the Star Kingdom in one fell blow. Mar 17, David rated it did not like it Shelves: It's a shame, the previous one showed a little promise of going back to good-Weber. Hamish Alexander makes the point that they need to create a thuncer that is an "unambiguous, undeniable, decisive defeat" for the Solarian League Navywhile Honor adds that the Sollies must be made to understand that a confrontation with Manticore is war and "that wars have consequences".
Get relationship help, parenting advice, healthy recipes, and tips for living a happy life from our author experts. Manticore recalls all of its merchant vessels from Solarian space, and takes control of several wormholes, denying access to Solarian traffic. The evidence is presented dacid a reluctant Empress Elizabeth, who is finally seber that Haven is no longer the enemy and agrees not only to negotiate a peace treaty, but to accept Pritchart's offer of military alliance against the upcoming League attack a "re-run" of the same scene from Mission of Honor.
Despite the problems she found, Bourke says there are "flashes" of the "solid character[s] and solid action and a relatively entertaining flow of techsposition", just less than is usually found in Weber's work. Trade embargoes and denial of passage are taking place left, right and centre.
I don't really know how to fix it, but something, which made Honor's earlier outings so special, is missing in Rising Thunder, I think. Jan 04, Pctrollbreath rated it it was ok.
A Rising Thunder
Captain Daud al-Fanudahi who has been trying to draw his navy's attention to the improved Manti weaponry, Captain Irene Teague who's come to believe him, Colonel Natsuko Okiku is with Criminal Investigation and just doesn't like how well all these explanations hang together, and Major Bryce Tarkovsky is with Marine Intelligence and has webed thick dossiers on SLN officers in bed with Manpower of Mesa.
Tales of Honor 1. The thunder of battle rolls as the Solarian League directs its massive power against the Star Kingdom. They support Admiral Rajampet's planned invasion of the Manticore System, despite the risk that failure would make them look even weaker.
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The treecats can recognize the abrupt change when the nano-assassin created by Manpower is about to go into effect, and they want to do their part, even if it means going off-planet.
And, disappointingly, the Mesan masterminds and the Solarian leadership, when they get a look-in, continue to suffer a sad surfeit of blandness. D Their main concern though, knowing themselves that they can easily defeat this fleet, is the long term issues that will result from this and how fast they can go after their true enemy Mesa who had been trying and manipulating the rest of humanity for centuries!
It kind of stops in the middle, with much unresolved.