The Service of the Sword (Worlds of Honor #4)
The Service of the Sword, published in 2003, is the ...more
These stories fil in the holes in the longer books and are just fun reads. Think Thieve's World in space.
"A Ship Named Francis" - Always gives me the extreme lol'z
"Fanatic" - So funny, I lovelovelove Victor Cachat
I have lots of homework I'm behind on, I also have a paper due and a midterm to study for, I have taxes, I'm working on the fourth step, I called my biologic father today that I've only met once when I was seven and he hung up on me, and I have a million and one things to do at work. And! A bunch of other stuff. But after reading this my life seems more manageable. T ...more
1.Promised Land - Jane Lindskold
Good Plot and Pacing. The training cruise of Crown Prince and the dilemma it brings to the command. The introduction of Masadan’s and the very unique culture they bring to Honorverse was well portrayed. The ending felt very rushed but understandable considering it’s a short story. (4/5)
2.With One Stone - Timothy Zahn
The focus on Cardones instead of Honor was just not to my taste, also I have never been a fan of two plot appr ...more
As for the other stories - Abigail Hearns, the first Grayson midshipwoman, is sort of another HH, only minus treecats, but I liked captain Oversteegen and that there wasn't an evil officer, there was just ordinary tension and mis ...more
here's a little aside, though. for some reason, when i look at the descriptions/back covers of david weber's books, i tend to make a note of which authors are the ones that are quoted as saying they love weber's books. anne mccaffrey is an author that apparently loves weber's books, and for some reason, i was afraid that he had asked her to participate in one of his anthologies. for some reason, from a literary perspective, ...more
In the fourth World of Honor volume, other military sf specialists visit the universe Weber created for female astronaut Honor Harrington. In the title story, Weber places Honor, the first midshipwoman graduated from Grayson, the astronautical academy, aboard her first Manticoran warship and has her win out in a situation for which she wasn't trained. Jane Lindskjold's contribution confronts Manticoran royalty with female refugees from a planet whose sexism beggars the word barbar
Enjoyed "Promised Land" in which Michael Winton visits Grayson on his "Snotty" cruise. However, it read like a short story that should have been a novel. It was very rushed at the end, and difficult to believe in parts. For all that the plot was interesting, it was the weakest of the lot.
"With One Stone" was exceptional: good plotting and characters.
"A Ship Named Francis" was an amusing little diversion - comedic rather than drama ...more
1. The Promised Land by Jane Lindskold. The story of Michael WInton's snotty cruise and how he met Judith. Those Masadans sure are nasty. Good background for later events.
2. With One Stone by Timothy Zahn. Rafe Cardones is detached from Fearless, captained by Honor Harrington, to chase down a mystery ship doing nasty things to merchant ships. A free-standing story, ie not direct background for the main story-line.
3. A Ship Named Francis by John Ringo and Victor ...more
8. Promised Land by Jane Lindskold: Midshipman Prince Michael gets caught in a diplomatic mission to Masada that takes an interesting turn. This story precedes On Basilisk Station and is a back story for Crown of Slaves.
12. With One Stone by Timothy Zahn: After the battle at Basilisk Station, the new HMS Fearless is on convoy escort duty trying to get a handle on a new weapon being used by a rogue Andermani cruiser.
19. A Ship Named Fr ...more
That's all I have to say. I've enjoyed every one of the short story compilations for the David Weber's Honorverse, but usually there was a story which I didn't care as much for or could have done without. Not so much in this book. I enjoyed everyone, and could barely put it down as I devoured the last three. And each story gets better than the last.
It starts off with "Promised Land" by Jane Lindskold, which centers around two characters. First, Michael Winton, the brother of the queen of Man ...more
I'm a little surprised Weber allowed someone else to writ ...more
This is Worlds of Honor number 4. It is a series of short stories by David Weber, John Ringo, Eric Flint, Jane Lindskold and Timothy Zahn. With the exception of Ms. Linkskold, I have multiple books from each of the other authors listed. The story takes place in David Weber’s Honor Harrington universe.
You would not need to have read all of David Weber’s books to enjoy this series of short stories. Of course having read all of David Weber's work, I was able t ...more
2. With One Stone - Timothy Zahn (3.5/5): A bit generic, would expect more for Zahn.
3. A Ship Named Francis by John Ringo & Victor Mitchell (5/5): Absolutely hillarious
4. Let's Go to Prague by John Ringo (3.5/5): Great cat & mouse story, funny.
5. Fanatic by Eric Flint (3/5): Interesting peeps politics.
6. The Service of the Sword by David Weber (5/5): I'm just a sucker for Weber's stories of the HH flavour.
Eric Flint's Fanatic was chillingly excellent!
Jane Lindskold's Promised Lands was excellent!!
John Ringo's Let's Go to Prague was incredibly irreverent and absolutely excellent! A great military sci-fi story.
John Ringo & Victor Mitchell's A Ship Named Francis was Monty Python-funny. Truly excellent military sci-fi story!
David Weber's Service of the Swor ...more
"A Ship Named Francis" is so hilarious that I always end up crying when I read it.
Victor returns in another adventure where he thoroughly screws with a poor pair of SDs on the edge of Haven territory.
And there's a story featuring spies in the Honverse. Lots of fun!
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