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The Shadow of Saganami (Honorverse: Saganami Island #1)

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The Star Kingdom has a new generation of officers! And this elite group hand-picked and trained by Honor Harrington herself is going to be needed immediately, as their first assignment turns out to be more dangerous than anyone expected. What was supposed to be a quiet outpost, far from the blazing conflict between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of ...more
ebook, 734 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Baen Books (first published October 26th 2004)
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Jun 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
BTW, if anybody cares that I have not been posting, it's because I've been rereading all of David Weber's "Honorverse" series. My reason for doing so is that I read them out of order before, and I wanted to re read them in order to get a sense of the continuity of the story. For the most part, I appreciated them more the second time around, although my objections to some of the ones toward the end of the series wasn't fundamentally changed. I do have to say that this doesn't apply to 'Storm From ...more
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel is another spin-of from the Honor Harrington series. It is telling the story of the new cadets of the Royal Manticoran Navy in their first cruise. All of them are expected to follow the example of Edward Saganami, the name inscribed in their academy.

The story has the same feel as the original series, even without seeing Honor Harrington in the center of the action. Maybe it is not so surprising because it is indeed written by David Weber himself (unlike the Torch series which is the c
Steve Pierce
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. I can see this spinoff of the main series really going somewhere. Well worth reading.
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Must be in a bad mood tonight because this is the second book I've given a mere two stars, and it too isn't Actually poorly written, nor does it suffer major plot holes, awkward dialog, or any of the other major deficiencies of most books I rate so harshly.
In fact, I'm actually glad I read it because it does flesh out what actually happened out in the Talbot Cluster during At All Costs. (IMHO "Saganami" should be read first: it does not contain spoilers for "All Costs," while the reverse is not
***Dave Hill
Jun 03, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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MAY 2012 -

One of the problems with the Honorverse series is figuring out where a book fits in. Is this part of the mainline Honorverse (with only a brief glimpse of Honor herself) or a new subseries, or ...

At any rate, this book picks up with the new Talbot Cluster, where the most recently discovered wormhole from Manticore leads. Even as Manticore is stretched thin fighting off the new war with Haven, the systems of the Talbot Cluster have applied to become part of the new Empire of Manticore,
Vickey Foggin
I have been referring to this book as the Talbott Clusterfuck. This is the worst of the Honorverse books I have read so far. The idea of following some of Honor's top students as they begin their careers is good but the execution is terrible. I really struggled through this one--it took me 2 weeks and these normally take me 2 days to read. There are just too many characters, too many planets, and none of them are really unique enough to make them interesting. Some stand out but most just blur to ...more
Kathy Davie
First read October 7, 2010.

I reckon it also falls in the Honor Harrington series at 10.5. Nope, it's 13 in the Honorverse.

Captain Aivars Terekhov follows in Duchess Harrington's footsteps as he maneuvers to protect the Talbott System and the Lynx Junction with the help of Lt. Abigail Hearns, the first Grayson woman to go through Saganami, and Helen Zilwicki who is on her first snotty cruise but brings her already vast experience with hand-to-hand combat and her father's spycraft aboard.
Feb 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read for the I Just Have to Read More of That Author Reading Challenge, the Military Spec-Fic Reading Challenge, the Giants of Genre: A Long Book Challenge, the Read the Sequel Reading Challenge, and the Space Opera Reading Challenge at Worlds Without End.

Length of book: 897 pages (pocket-book paperback,) not including appendices.

Ah, the enigma of David Weber. This man is never going to win a Hugo or a Nebula, a Locus or a PKD Award. His writing is too all over the place, and he's not really doi
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another of David Weber's breakaway Honorverse books. This one again mostly ignores Honor Harrington, the mainstay character of almost all of the previous books. This one moves the focus to a new area of space where the Kingdom of Manticore has been asked to take the new planets under their protection in an Annexation.

This book focuses on a New individual, who is a Cruiser Commander and the younger members of his crew. It also shows the different ways that one can resist change. It is a very int
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zdecydowanie odświeżająca pozycja całą serię. Brak kryształowej Honor tylko poprawia obiór cyklu. Marysueizm dużo mniej odczuwalny,z a to świetna intryga, fajny obraz rozgrywek politycznych, kilka starć lądowych i w kosmosie. Do tego kilku ciekawych bohaterów pobocznych (westman i Van Dort chociażby) uatrakcyjniło powieść.
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David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952.

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
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Honorverse: Saganami Island (4 books)
  • Storm from the Shadows (Honorverse: Saganami Island, #2)
  • Shadow of Freedom (Honorverse: Saganami Island, #3)
  • Shadow of Victory (Honorverse: Saganami Island, #4)
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