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

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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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Jim
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Helen
Jul 01, 2016 Helen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Meh. I can see that YMMV with this one, but didn't really work for me. DNF about two thirds through

I kind of liked the shipboard issues in the first half/third of the book, but instead of getting resolution of the internal issues, the action from the outside kicks off... Where it all went downhill for me. Some of the morality decisions ((view spoiler)) really put a bad taste in my mouth and removed what little empathy that I had for the hero, sadl
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Roberta
Sep 18, 2008 Roberta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: military sf
Recommended to Roberta by: my husband
Shelves: sciencefiction
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.

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I.F. Adams
Hell of a lot better than the first one. Genuinely enjoyed this book.
Nathan
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.
Rob
Jul 13, 2011 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit more action ... it's not "The Lost Fleet", but it's okay.
Andrew
Jan 18, 2011 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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