A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington #13)
An appreciable percentage of this is devoted to different characters telling Honor how wonderful, honest, clever, morally superior, beautiful and above all how RIGHT she is about everything, and how stupid / genetically inferior anyone who opposes her is. Big yawns... When did the population of...more
“A Rising Thunder” reads like the unfinished prelude to the grand finale of the “Honor Harrington” saga; not surprisingly, it is the first half of a manuscript Weber has written already chronicling the war between the Solarian League and the Star Empire of Manticore and its allies. While this isn’t by far the best in the “Honor Harrington” series, it is not the worst, and is commendable to the extent in which Weber describes...more
And the eyes -- my god, the eyes. They twinkle, they narrow, they offer insights into the soul with a crinkle, they're the goddamn full-wall windows into the soul.
All while nothing much really happens, and you'll nee...more
You may want to wait and read A Rising Thunder after the next installment is published in 2013...2013??!!…'cause it is just making me nutso cuckoo to have to wait for Shadow of Freedom and find out what happens next...the pins and needles are just killin' me!!
It's a lovely tale of a corrupt government system being taken dow...more
If you like "Space Opera" kind of stories you'll probably enjoy the first fe...more
Unfortunately, "A Rising Thunder" is more like the bottom half of the popcorn bowl -- cooled off, not as salty, still absently enjoyable but not as satisfying as you'd want it to be.
The Honorverse is space opera, straight up -- massive space battles interspersed with scene...more
The earlier Honorverse books were always part of a larger story, but each was a fairly self-contained . . . chapter ....more
Unfortunately however, these talents are littl...more
On the downside, there is a LOT of politics without nearly the action that made the earlier novels so enjoyable, so be warned. If the growing political complexity is turning you off, this one won't make you happy. I know it got to me the...more
1. I liked it just fine. It moved along at a good pace, and Weber paid off his promises fairly well (to keep your precious eyes from spoilers, I shan't say anything more specific). I don't think I would say that it's my favorite installment in the series*, but it's, at the very least, adequate.
2. For a book ostensibly about Honor Harrington, there w...more
I was a little disappointed, to be honest. As I read from one Amazon reviewer, it's too much exposition and not enough action. You get a few good space battles, but there's a little...more
So why do I read it? This series features the most gripping and ex...more
Weber needed to transition to a new enemy. This book is clearly a transitioning volume...more
I was really disappointed that Honor didn't appear until about a quarter of the way of the book, but once she did, she was still the Honor that I remember.
This series has gone from from of space battles to politics, at first I wasn't happy with that change, but if you think that Honor could stay a Captain in charge of a space ship you are definitely deluding yourself and hol...more
This is the 13th book in David Weber’s Honor Harrington series. When the series started, back in 1992, it was pretty easy to follow. Sequel followed sequel and each book picked up where the last left off. More recently, in 2002, Weber approved the creation of two sub-series. The result is that the plotline and scope of the “Honorverse” expanded dramatically
The first sub-series was “The Wages of Sin”, starting with Crown of Slaves, which follows book #10, War of Honor. The second sub-series was...more
This book is a little unusual for Weber. No lengthy descriptions of technology or weaponry. No lengthy space battles; what confrontations do occur are averted or resolved quickly. Also, not very much Honor Harrington.
However, it's well written and engrossing as usual. And it's a logical progression in the saga of the Star Empire of Manticore and the very complex political situation of human space.
I enjoyed this book. My two complaints are:
(1) It's lack of focus on...more
In answer to those claiming that the book is too slow or that much of it could have been edited out, I couldn't disagree more! This is space opera. Building a universe and wandering...more
This book was a tiny disappointment, if only because the others have excelled all expectations. First, there were a number of copy editing errors (boo!), and the book spent more time on political development than with any people. To this point, Weber has phenomenal with his ability to balance talk on technology and politics with moments of delightfully well executed social interactio...more
I think the two biggest draws to me are that I know the characters and setting, and I look forward to the "gotcha" moments that they set up against the bad guys: there's always at least one.
Yet, the characters are too numerous for many of them to...more
I had a minor beef with the kindle formatting, the indent for the paragraphs was only 1 space and that made it hard to catch them as a break.
Also I'm not sure if it was due to the fact that I read the previous book as an ARC or not, but when d...more
Many of his stories have military, particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre. He frequently places female leading characters in what have been traditionally male roles.
One of his most popular and enduring characters is Honor Harrington whose alliterated name...more