Field of Dishonor (Honor Harrington #4)
But Manticore has domestic problems of its own, and success can be more treacherous than defeat for Honor Harrington. Now, trapped at the core of a political c ...more
There was a lot more of what I call the "yawn factor" in this one. I skipped through a lot of Honor's "vacation" and the (seemingly) interminable flashback(s) of her, "e ...more
In the last book he lost his nerve under fire. Now he has to face the consequences. Harrington's nemesis is to be tried for cowardice in the face of the enemy. At the same time Harrington is to be heaped with honors. Pavel seethes with fury at his destruction ...more
It is a story of loss and dealing with that ...more
The entire book revolves around political bullshit and vendettas. It's more or less all planet-bound. No ship action at all. The only positive part is that the bratty coward of a ship captain (those who read it knows who I mean) finally bites the dust at the end.
I will not give it a one-star since th ...more
Weber still insists on info dumping background info. Characters suddenly muse to fill us in. 10 minutes is a LONG freaking time & really makes me ap ...more
This isn't a bad book and it is somewhat intersting. It's just I wish everyone in the book would stop telling me how wonderful Honor is. And I'm sorry, the whole relationship thing didn't quite work for me.
Gone for the most part is the obsession of David Weber on Honor' gender. The undercurrent mantra of the first three books, "But She's a WOMAN!" Unfortunately, gone too is the space warfare that put David Weber on the Map with his outstanding Starfire novels. Replacing fleet strategic warfare is dueling pistols.
Diminished was the pristine perfection of Honor Harring ...more
Oh, and the main character is now not only a tactical genius and a hand-to-hand expert, she is now also the best pilot in the military and, after a few days practice, the best duelist anywhere. I'm betting her chili wins first place at the country fa ...more
Fresh from the victory at Hancock Station, things couldn't be going better for Honor. She's a hero, she's in love, and her nemesis is finally getting what's due to him, with a court-martial for cowardice and desertion in the face of the enemy. But being a protagonist comes with a heavy price. Honor's love Paul is killed in a duel arranged by the villanous Pavel Young, and Honor sacrifices everything to get her ...more
The fourth book in the series and I have to say that it is my favorite. While the space combat is lacking compare to the first three, that is a good thing. Weber used a similar formula for the stories of the first three, for this one he sets that aside. There is plenty of action to liven things up, but there is also less technical details to bog it down. The story is more heavily focused on Honor growing as a person and dealing with attacks on a more personal level - versus on ...more
By I think Weber continues to do a good job balancing the 7-foot-tall-amazon-ship's-captain-still-an-outsider aspect of the character with the development of the human being underneath that military veneer.
The one ...more
The fourth Honor Harrington novel is definitely the best in this increasingly popular military-sf series. Honor's old nemesis, Pavel Young, takes revenge on her for having him dismissed from the navy by hiring a duelist to kill her lover. This swiftly brings upon him a dire and vividly described fate, which puts Honor on half-pay on the planet Grayson, where she is a feudal magnate. Honor has always been as much a descendant of the Superperson as of C. S. Forester's very human Hor
Weber continues to build up the character of Honor, adding more skills and abilities as needed, which many criticize, though a review of the past books (and this one) show she still takes her fair share of knocks.
The book is well-paced, and a quick read, but you may find yourself tempted to skim parts. ...more
Honor Harrington has been given command of the shiny new sports car of the Manticoran Fleet, the Nike; just as the Peeps finally push the war they've been threatening forever; just as a Glorious Revolution hits the People's Republic. Add to that a major conflict with an old enemy (SPOILER) that results in a death scene as satisfying as that of Joffrey Baratheon, and all of Honor's future and the fate of the Star Kingdom in the balance, and y ...more
But if you read the first 17 chapters, you will hate this. Most likely you'll stop after chapter 4 or 5, when the endless pages of innane political debate and characters making speeches get to you. The first part of this book is simply terrible, with almost everything that's bad about sci-fi present in ...more
The best Honor Harrington i have read till now. This is simply because unlike the previous books in the series their is no excess dump of military/sci-fi data or a parallel non-interesting story line. This story totally focus on Honor and her nemesis Pavel.
The emo ...more
Co najbardziej irytujące, to fakt, że wszystkie pozytywne postacie są członkami nieoficjalnego kółka wielbicieli Honor Harrington. Jedni są w nim od początku, innych Honor przekonała swoją genialną osobowością lub niesamowitymi umiejętnośc ...more
This time, there are no big scale battle fought, but the clandestine war is by no means less cruel, if not even crueler. The enmity between Harrington and Lord Pavel Young becomes worse. The rise of Lady Harrington's career and the court-martial of Lord Young will ...more
In this installment of the series, Weber gets away from the naval space battles that I had come to expect from the other novels and delves deeper into the Mantacorian political structure.
I really like that Weber did this because other than a few cowardly side-villans in the previous novels, most of the Manticorians were much the same kind of character. By giving the reader a close up view of the political situation in the Kingdom, We ...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