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The Battle of the Hammer Worlds (Helfort's War #2)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  320 ratings  ·  6 reviews
He thought Hell was the worst they could throw at him.
He was wrong.
Back from tangling with the Hammer of Kraa, the most brutal, trigger-happy tyrants in humanspace, Junior Lieutenant Michael Helfort is assigned to the Federated Worlds heavy cruiser Ishaq, which is struggling to rise to the threat posed by a newly resurgent Hammer. Aboard the floundering ship, Helfort is c
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Published August 26th 2008 by Random House Publishing Group (first published 2008)
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Sep 18, 2008 Roberta rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: military sf
Recommended to Roberta by: my husband
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2nd in this military SF series. I think this is the first military SF series where the young hero isn't promoted at the end of the first novel or the beginning of the second.

This novel is brutal; Helfort faces a horrible captain, then gets captured by the enemy and horribly tortured. You might say he goes through his dark night of the soul (I sort of thought he did that in the first novel).

Reminds me a bit of Weber, so if you like Weber's Honor Harrington, I think you'll like this series.

The h
This is a good, milfic, sci-fi novel. The politics are believable, the action fun, and the characters are likable and believable. As a series, it's well worth a read for space opera fans.
A bit more action ... it's not "The Lost Fleet", but it's okay.
Reasonably intelligent novel.
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Graham Sharp Paul, born in Sri Lanka, received an honors degree in archaeology and anthropology from Cambridge University and an MBA from Macquarie University. He joined the Royal Navy in 1972, qualifying as a mine warfare and clearance diving officer before reaching the rank of lieutenant commander with the Navy's mine warfare flotilla. In 1983 he transferred to the Royal Australian Navy, serving ...more
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