In Fire Forged (Worlds of Honor #5)
"Ruthless" (follows from Worlds of Honor 4: "Promised Land")
"An Act of War" (Honor Harrington, 9.5)
"Let's Dance" (Honor Harrington, 3.5; Nimitz doesn't have his skinsui ...more
1) Ruthless by Jane Lindskold, a sequel to Promised Land from The Service of the Sword. An enjoyable story about Michael Winton and Judith of Masada and the deepening of their characters and relationship. Well done. 4/5.
2) An Act of War by Timothy Zahn, a sequel to With One Stone from The Service of the Sword. A nifty story featuring Charles again, and shenanigans around his slippery dealing. 4/5.
3) Let's Dance by David Weber. The longes ...more
Worlds of Honor 5
A collection of stories and articles set in the Honor Harrington universe. Started out well with the first two stories, then fell flat with the rest of the book. 3.5 out of 5 simply due to Lindskold and Zahn.
“Ruthless” by Jane Lindskold
While speaking to a woman from Human Services outside her apartment, Judith Newland’s daughter disappears. The child is being used as leverage against Prince Michael Winston. Lindskold gives us a look at one ...more
"Ruthless" Then Crown Prince Michael Winton in his service in the Royal Manitocoran Navy and Judith Newland, shortly after her escaping Masadan captivity. Agents kidnap Ruth; Michael and his best friend and fellow serviceman go on a wild goose chase. I did not enjoy this story. It is emotionally overwrought, the plot/conspiracy at the heart of it is not particularly interesting. It does not expand the universe in a mean ...more
Welcome to the Honorverse. The New York Times Best-Selling Series Continues.
3.8 Million Honor Harrington Books in Print
Over 7 Million David Weber Books in Print
18 New York Times Best Sellers from Baen Plus Five More from Tor.
Honor Harrington is arguably the most popular character in modern science fiction, but there are many other stories in the Honorverse besides those in which she has the central role. This fifth volume in the popular Worlds of Honor series explores some of those sto
Jane Lindskold provides "Ruthless," a mildly entertaining tale of the relationship between Judith of Masada and Manticoran Prince Michael Winton, as tested by kidnappers of Judith's child. The individual characters are interesting enough, but the action feels forced and relationship doesn't seem to have much chemistry.
Timothy Zahn gives us "An Act of War," a caper story amidst the ...more
1. Ruthless by Jane Lindskold
Sequel to Promised Land and as I am reading Honorverse book’s in chronological order I was looking forward to reading more on Micheal and Judith. The plot, action and romance seem forced. Just hate the way they show the inability of Royal’s to do anything against their enemy. I have noticed ...more
In this case, though, additional authors Timothy Zahn and Jane Lindskold both turned in nice ...more
Lindskold's story features the Queen's brother, Prince Michael and Judith, the Masadan refugee, and a dastardly plot involving her daughter, Ruth. It was a nice way to fill in the blanks in these continuing characters' lives. We know from the beginning who the bad guys are, so the action of the story involves our main characters figuring out who du ...more
But none of these, unlike previous Worlds of Honor books (I'm looking at you, World ...more
Ruthless by Jane Lindskold; An adventure in the lives of Judith and Michael Winton a couple of years after Judith's escape from Masada. A light story.
An Act of War by Timothy Zahn; This is a new scheme from Charles, first seen in "With One Stone" in The Service of the Sword. Selling dodgy gear to the PRH etc.
"Let's Dance" by David Weber; Honor has an adventure in the Silesian Confederacy involving the usual suspect ...more
"An Act of War" by Timothy Zahn, is a sequel to his previous short story ("With One Stone" from The Service of the Sword). It features "Charles", a slippery, conniving, elusive, less than totally honest dealer in black-market technology.
"Let's Dance" by David Weber, is the longest story. It covers the Casimir raid prior ...more
I wish David Weber would just knuckle under and finish the series rather than publish a whole bunch of anthologies. They're OK but not even close to a subs ...more
'Ruthless' gives us another view of Prince Michael and Judith, a follow on from 'Promised Land', and 20 or so years before we read Ruths story in Crown of Slaves. I enjoyed the story, and would like a few glimpses into their lives.
Act of War is a scam artist at play in the Peoples Republic.
Lets Dance unites Honor and the Audabon Ballroom early in her career.
There is also 'An Introduction to Modern Starship Armor Design', I haven't tackled this yet, a ...more
It's more about Michael and Judith before they start a relationship. It's nice, but kinda bland imo in terms of action and burgeoning romance.
Timothy Zahn's An Act of War (2)
I kinda missed the whole point of this story. Are we supposed to figure out how the con-man knows Honor? IDK, I don't care.
David Weber's Let's Dance (4)
This is the reason this is getting an overall 4 stars. I loved the Ballroom and want more short stories about them. The fact that Honor is in it ...more
Overall, I enjoyed it quite a bit, though it's not my absolute favorite set of stories. It does require a kn ...more
One note: According to the Stories Listed by Internal Chronology section on Wikipedia, the story "An Act of War" is listed as coming right after Ashes of Victory. The story, however, actually takes place early on in the book while Honor is convalescing.
9. Ruthless by Jane Lindskold is the sequel to Promised Land in The Service of the Sword. This story is actually a back story for a later Honorverse novel, Crown of Slaves.
10. Let's Dance by David Weber (Honor Harrington's first command) is the prequel to On Basilisk Station.
29. An Act of War by Timothy Zahn is in the same time frame as Ashes of Victory. (Haven tries to use a salvaged Manticorian cruiser for mischief in the Andermani ...more
The 5th book of Short Stories in the Honorverse is about like the prior ones. Some stories are pretty good "Ruthless" by Jane Lindskold is the best of the three, and Timothy Zahn's "An Act of War" would have been better as a longer novella or novel because it just lacked depth. Weber's "Let's Dance" was one of the better Honor stories that he has written of late because she is still a flawed person and hasn't become the embodiment of p ...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