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Preview — Fire Season by David Weber
Fire Season (Honorverse: Stephanie Harrington #2)
FUN YA SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
(very minor spoilers)
This is the second novel about Stephanie Harrington and her treecat companion, Lionheart, set on the fascinating treecat home world. I hadn’t read the award winning first book, A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber, and came to this novel as I’m a fan of author Jane Lindskold’s short fiction and her novels (Through Wolf’s Eyes, Thirteen Orphans). You don’t need to read the first book in this series, A B...more
1 - The characters were well developed and varied, and actually were believable. I hear a lot of people saying that most F&SF novels are flat, with little character development an...more
Stephanie is also...more
It's a little odd to see such a short book from Weber; I thought he'd lost the ability to be concise. *grin* But Fire Season is just the right length. The plot moves along at a good pace but doesn't sacrifice character development. Weber does an unusually good job at creating female charac...more
New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling phenomenon David Weber delivers the second entry in an original young adult science fiction adventure series.
Young forest ranger Stephanie Harrington and her treecat companion Climbs Quickly battle natural forest fire and very human enemies on a pioneer planet. Prequel to the Honor Harrington adult science fiction saga.
Second entry in a new young adult series by New York Times best seller David Weber, and the prequ
The plot meanders a bit but basically boils down to an off world team comes to Sphinx to study the treecats and see if they really are sentient or n...more
Fire Season is the second Stephanie Harrington novel, the new YA series from David Weber. I thoroughly enjoyed A Beautiful Friendship, so reading Fire Season was a no-brainer. I knew that Jane Lindskold was on board for co-writing duties, and I questioned how this would effect the novel, and how different it could be in tone and style to A Beautiful Friendship. Turns out the answer wasn't what I hoped for, and Fire Season marked a change in both style and...more
Review source: Library
Reviewed by: Kathy Davie
Second in the Honorverse: Stephanie Harrington science fiction fantasy for young adults.
The Honorverse is an overall label for stories and series that are offshoots from the Honor Harrington space opera series. In this case, the label is telling us that the series is about Stephanie and is part of the overall Honor Harrington Universe.
Unlike Tamora Pierce, I didn't find it thrilling or edge-of-my-seat, but it...more
You don't have read the first book, "A Beautiful Friendship," to enjoy "Fire Season" but it helps because this book assumes you are familiar with what Treecats and Hexapumas are.
Treecats are furry six-legged creatures that are extremely intelligent and look like large cats...more
In this second book of the series, we continue following Stephanie Harrington and Climbs Quickly. They are the first of either species to experience the pair bonding, and it is an experience that has created new vistas and problems for b...more
Fire in the forest–and a cry for help from a trapped and desperate alien mother! Unfortunately, this is one cry no human can hear. Stephanie Harrington, precocious fourteen-year-old Provisional Forest Ranger on the planet Sphinx, knows something is wrong from the uneasy emotion that is flooding into her from her treecat friend, Climbs Quickly. But though Stephanie’s alien comrade shares a tight bond with his two-legs, whom he knows as Death Fang’s Bane, he cannot communicate directly to her the...more
While i did enjoy reading the book , the story not adding anything to Honorverse was a disappointment. It missing the suspense,twist, thrill & tension which i have come to expect from David Weber. As a stand alone YA novel it's good but as a addition to Honorvese it's lacking. While the character growth of Stephanie is very well portrayed, i missed the freshness and uncertainty of it's predecessor (A Beautiful Friendship).
"Fire Season" continues the tale of Stephanie and "her" treecat. It's a fun read, with a "talented loner teen discovers how to make friends" motif, nested in an action-oriented plot about fire and friendship and what it really means to be a person.
I suspect that, if I had been reading the printed page, I might have skimmed through pieces of the prose but Khristine Hyam's performance kept my full attention. She brought the book to l...more
The voice of conservation is certainly strong,i'd recommend it for feline lovers and welfare activists :) How of...more
Narration: Wonderful, expressive, no complaints about anything. Great basic narrative and voices, accents good though minimal. 4.5 stars
I read this partly in Kindle format and partly audible format. It was convenient to be able to switch back and forth and have it coordinate my location in both formats.
The narrator did a pretty good job, although I occasionally got the feeling she forgot which voice to use for which character...more
Characters: 3 stars
Style: 3 stars
Pace: 2 1/2 stars
These keep falling flat for me. I like the universe, and I like Stephanie. But there's no tension really in the books. There's spots where there's tension set up, sure, but... I knew she'd be okay no matter what, so it wasn't a big deal. Worst that could happen to her is minor, easily healed injuries. There's never any real sense of peril, and the rest is just interpersonal drama, with too many POVs that suck the mystery out...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