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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Storm From the Shadows by David Weber


I just read my review of Rising Thunder and sadly I am going to cut and paste and use some of the same words here.   I loved the initial Honor Harrington books.   She plays a bit part in this chapter of the continuing saga of Manticore.   Haven and Manticore, Mesa and the Solarian League are all back.    Rear Admiral Michele Henke is the main character in this book.  It provides a different, not much different, perspective on the Mesa Manticore conflict.


This book repeats the characterization of the entrenched bureaucratic morass of the Solarian League.  This book also has the Manticore leaders finally realizing or at least suspecting that they are being manipulated by Mesa

This book is a disappointment in that it is extremely repetitive.   The same events are repeated with a minor perspective change and it brings new meaning to Weber's wordiness.

There are passages that evoke the same emotions of loyalty, honor and courage that use to symbolize Weber's work.  Sadly they are few and far between.   It became a tedious read.  

I do not recommend the book.  



This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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