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Storm from the Shadows by David Weber
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Jun 19, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction-and-fantasy
Read in June, 2009

Excellent as always, but not quite perfect due to the unfortunate decision to retell quite a few scenes, albeit from a different perspective, that have already appeared in previous books ("Saganami" and "At all Costs"). Despite the claims of the author in his introduction (i.e., that the duplicate scenes were needed to establish additional characters) I suspect that the real decision to do so was triggered by the publisher's desire to produce a stand-alone book that did not require the reader to have read the other two... but let's face it, that train left the station long ago. In the meantime there is such a rich background to the Honorverse that every paragraph in each new book suffers if you haven't read all (or almost all) of its predecessors.

Still a very good book though.

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