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Flag in Exile (Honor Harrington #5)
Honor Harrington is left to cool her heels on Grayson. She is exiled from Manticore and reduced to half pay. For her, the war is over. But events conspire to keep her busy. Reactionary conservatives on Grayson who can't ima ...more
I had some gripes with this one, as I did with the last (Field of Dishonor). The plots are quite similar and the flaws I noted in the last (or what I found to be flaws) are present here to.
I think that some of the reactions we get from Honor in this volume don't ring true to the character as established. This is of course one of those cases where you'll want to read the boo ...more
While my library has more of the series in audio, they're missing the next 3, so I'm going to quit listening to the series now. 6 were plenty, but it was a fun romp even though I'd read them all in paper before. There weren't any surprises, but it was still fun. Congrats to Weber for creating such heroine.
Though a friend at work recommended the series, and due to the length, I was suspicious it would be throw-away pulp; I'm willing to admit now that that my fears were mostly unwarranted. Weber clearly enjoys the universe he constructed, and has spent significant time developing ...more
More of the same as the rest of the series. I don't recall that the info dumps were terrible in this one & it was fun. Honor ascends to new levels, of course. Fun.
Unfortunately, not everyone on the planet accepts her. Grayson is a patriarchal society; women are viewed as less than capable to perform tasks that are solely the domain of men such as m ...more
Written as it was, just prior to the Oklahoma City bombing, this tale's tragedy is all the more poignant.
This may be the best so far of Weber's Honor Harrington space buckle-and-swash series. Exiled in disgrace, Honor takes up her post as Steadholder of Grayson, but a Woman In Charge is a very new thing on her adopted planet and not everyone thinks her presence there is a good idea. The covert battle between new and old culminates in a face-off between Honor and the bad guy with big-ass swords. And then she h ...more
The Honor-worship does get a little thick sometimes, particularly in the early part of this book. While she is not as morose as Horatio Hornbl ...more
Here comes Honor Harrington again, and her entire crew of fans will man the yards to cheer. In her fifth adventure, she is trying to overcome self-doubts about her competence, grief over her lover's murder (despite having splendidly avenged it), and the barriers to a woman's being an effective feudal ruler on the fiercely patriarchal planet of Grayson. She is making headway when a Havenite fleet shows up, bent on the destruction of Grayson, and she must go back into space as an ad
However, I find it impossible to give this book four stars as I have the others as I am no longer able to overlook his interminable and often redundant historical, political, and technical exposition. And, as in th ...more
I noticed that as Honor had killed Lord Pavell in the last novel she was given a new enemy Lord in this novel. Boring!
I don't think I can face the next part, too much plod for not enough adventure.
Now, she is involved with all the politics of Grayson. Even though the Masadan conflict is over, there is no guarantee at all that she will meet no opposition. Beside holding ...more
This book suffers somewhat in two ways. First, our hero is off screen more than the other books. In most cases, the secondary characters carry the story, but if anyone is like me, It's Honor I want to read, not these other characters. Second, much of the action occurs ...more
In trouble with the Manticoran politicos, Honor decides to go to Grayson and manage her steading (town). But, even though the people of Grayson owe Harrington their lives, a few bad apples are disgusted by the changes her presence is having on the conservative Graysons. So, they decide to sabotage Honor and her people. But the people of Harrington Steading love Honor and are willing to fight back.
This is one of my favorite books in the Honor Harrington seri ...more
The first 100 odd pages were just plain boring with too much self brooding by Honor. Ones the plot picks up and with the political and military intrigue it's fun ending with a high.
I have been reading the books in chronological order and at last felt the story and plot seem to recycled from his earlier book. Still it's very enjoyable as i re ...more
There are moments in this book that really work-everything from the assa ...more
1) There was a lot of "telling not showing." I felt like I kept being told how upset and hurt and depressed and fragile (etc. etc. etc.) Honor was, but it never really came through in her character's actions. And the telling went on and on and on... It seemed like Weber wanted to show how she was imperfect, ...more
A very enjoyable Honor read; not too leaden with distraught Honor psycho babble and pathos. Although the book followed a general extended build to a multiple (!) climax the story trundles along quite well with no real sense of dragging (the length of time I took to read it was more based on my time than the book's speed).
Weber's trying to make some sort of comment about p ...more
The book certainly takes you on a wild ride. It picks up several months (8 or more) after the last let off, with Honor as a steadholder on Grayson, recovery from Paul's death. At the same time, the Peeps are moving, and war is spreading through Manti space.
Once the action got started this book was pu ...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