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Crown of Slaves (Honorverse: Wages of Sin, #1)
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Lindsey | 374 comments This is the thread to discuss Crown of Slaves by David Weber & Eric Flint. Spoilers for this book are allowed.

This book falls between War of Honor and At All Costs chronologically. As a courtesy to other readers, please mark with spoiler tags any Honorverse events that happen after War of Honor. (See the "some html is ok" link at the top of the comment box if you are unsure of how to do this.)

What do you think of the characters in this book? Are they better/worse than Honor Harrington as protagonists?

This is a collaborative work; how strongly do you see Flint's influence?


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Stan Morris (morriss003) I highly recommend this work. David Weber and Eric Flint together are better than either separately. I think this must be a result of their backgrounds. Weber is more conservative than Flint, and they moderate each other well, especially in character development.


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I read this in June and did not find it to fall among my favorites, although I will say that there seemed to be fewer info-dumps, so that was a plus.

I gave it 3 stars and here's why--way too many coincidences and hard-to-imagine alliances, no matter how temporary, in this story. Yes, I know it's science fiction, but it really strained the bounds of believability on so many levels.

Having said that, however, I did enjoy it and the story moved right along. I had some trouble keeping all the conspirators and their changing allegiances straight, but it wasn't boring.


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Stan wrote: "I highly recommend this work. David Weber and Eric Flint together are better than either separately. I think this must be a result of their backgrounds. Weber is more conservative than Flint, an..."

I don't think I've ever read anything by Flint alone--he seems to collaborate with a number of authors that I enjoy.


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Stan Morris (morriss003) Kathi wrote: "Stan wrote: "I highly recommend this work. David Weber and Eric Flint together are better than either separately. I think this must be a result of their backgrounds. Weber is more conservative t..."

1632is probably his signature book 1632 (Assiti Shards, #1) by Eric Flint


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Grimgrin | 1 comments Stan wrote: "I highly recommend this work. David Weber and Eric Flint together are better than either separately. I think this must be a result of their backgrounds. Weber is more conservative than Flint, an..."

I definitely agree with that. This one is more of a "black op" than any previous Manticore battles. The royal guards drops the ball big time in the casino, but that's a common occurrence through out the series.

Does Torch remind anyone of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti)?


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Jon (jonmoss) | 626 comments I really liked this one and I've read other novels by Eric Flint. Getting away from Honor was a relief, actually.


Justin Wilkerson | 27 comments I personally love the team of Zilwicki and Cachat. I always thought this book was a lot of fun with new characters. And it showed a different side to the Honorverse than you'd really seen previously (unless you had read the short stories)


Lindsey | 374 comments Grimgrin wrote: "Does Torch remind anyone of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti)? "

Weber in particular is known for "re-imagining" historic battles in the Honorverse. It wouldn't be out of character, IMO, to include political conflicts or other real world events. I would love to know if this was the inspiration for Torch.

Even if it wasn't, I guess you could theorize that all human power struggles have some characteristics in common.


Lindsey | 374 comments Jon wrote: "Getting away from Honor was a relief, actually."

I felt that way a bit, too. Reading all these back to back was starting to strain my enjoyment of Honor's story. I'm starting to realize that I can only read so many escapist books before I need something more real.

Did you have a particular favorite or standout character from this book?


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Jon (jonmoss) | 626 comments Lindsey wrote: "Did you have a particular favorite or standout character from this book?"

I can't remember her name now, but the female marine who became the love interest for Cachet of the Peeps. I think I like her point-of-view the best.


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