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Storm From The Shadows (Honorverse: Saganami Island #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  3,907 Ratings  ·  117 Reviews

Rear Admiral Michelle Henke has always wished her life could have been simpler. But things can always change. Which is how someone who's perfectly happy commanding a simple squadron of battlecruisers finds herself first a prisoner of war, second a high-level interstellar political envoy, third a brand-new vice admiral, and fourth squarely in the path
Mass Market Paperback, 1050 pages
Published May 2010 by Baen (first published March 3rd 2009)
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Aug 05, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I own many of Weber's earlier efforts. This one was a library read which pretty much confirms my assessment of what's gone wrong with Weber's writing lately.

Big book, interesting developments in the Honor-verse plot-lines, but filled with stylistic and writerly choices that really depress me. Most of the book reads like a series of reports, not characters moving through a story. New characters are name-checked and have one physical attribute and one psychological attribute attached to them immed
Vickey Foggin
Apr 22, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, space-opera
This was a terribly repetitive drag. Read as one dimensional characters in far flung areas of the Talbot Cluster are gradually informed of exciting things that happened in other books. Read on as they have meetings to exhaustively discuss those things. Then read on some more as they summarise those meetings to people that couldn't make it. Every time I read "Let me explain" I wanted to cry. The only interesting scenes are battles covered at length elsewhere so you already know the outcome and I ...more
Jul 21, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Unfortunately my first review didn't "save" so this one will probably be quicker and less thought out...

I have really enjoyed all of Weber's Honorverse books as well as some of his other titles, up until now. This book was awful. Unfortunately it would be difficult to give examples of why this book didn't work without giving out spoilers but I will do my best. He stated in the introduction that part of the book would be retelling events in other books from different character's perspectives... a
John Christensen
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Jun 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
I went back to pick up the two trilogies woven around the main Honor series, so I'm still working my way through these to get to Mission of Honor - mainly because after At All Costs, I really wanted the repercussions of the Battle of Manticore, and when I started Mission of Honor, they were discussing another battle... so I had to work backwards.

Finally, chronologically at least, this book shows a bit of the post Manticore battle, but from Mike Henke's (and the fleet in the Talbot cluster).

Storm from the Shadows is the sequel to the "Shadow of Saganami" story arc in the Honorverse. Weber has chosen (and explains in the Forward) that he will be telling the same events from different angles through the three story arcs (Honor, Saganami, Crown of Slaves).

As such, SftS follows Mike Henke through her capture by Haven, parole and then deployment to the Talbott Cluster. Mike, and the other characters presented are written well, though they tend to self-monologue a bit too much for my tas
Yet another David Weber novel, "Storm from the Shadows". I'm still waiting for the sequel to "A Rising Thunder" (and I'll probably wait for a while since Weber came out with a fantasy novel this year) so I thought I'd check this one out.

It's a side story of the Honor Harrington Universe. Honor's friend, the Admiral Lady Michelle Henke has been captured by the enemy and then returned in a prisoner of war exchange. But in the exchange the two sides make an agreement that Henke will not return to
Kathy Davie
First read November 3, 2010.

This was good. Frustrating in that it felt as though it spanned about three of the HH series although it really was concurrent with #11, At All Costs and a bit beyond it. (Weber has the cheek to admit in an Authorial Note that he had planned to kill off Honor in #11! He'd better keep her on...if only because she deserves it!). Mike learns something about herself and...thank god...we finally got to the action the whole story was leading up to. I thought I would expire
Sep 13, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pulp-sci-fi
It's a betweener book.
Al the characters are familiar from previous books and this entire book feels like an effort to get them into the right places for the next story arc with the bad guy's changing to be "the alignment"

Almost all of the big events in the book actually happen in other books and it's hard to escape the feeling that the entire cast of this book are sitting in the wings waiting to be cool.

Feel free to skip this book until the 3rd book in this arc is available. Reading the follow u
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: honorverse
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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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Other Books in the Series

Honorverse: Saganami Island (4 books)
  • The Shadow of Saganami (Honorverse: Saganami Island, #1)
  • Shadow of Freedom (Honorverse: Saganami Island, #3)
  • Shadow of Victory (Honorverse: Saganami Island, #4)