By The Book Charles E Gannon 1 Star Yeah, I'm pretty sure that my opinion of this is very clear already, but I do need to at least explain my loathing for this. The quality of stories is irregular - I will review each one separately By the Book Charles E Gannon. Gannon, David Weber and more. It just doesn't seem to gel. The stories were very uneven. Still there's no reason to treat Long as the captain did, jerk.
Just a note for everyone with a Kindle or Nook: David's Baen stories are available in electronic format at. In short, it's a generic story told very badly whose sole redeeming feature it that it's utterly irrelevant to the universe it's set in. The hottest military science fiction series of all time continues. I have no doubt that your story was included in Beginnings to increase readers' awareness of your work and on that front, it is not hard not to say that it failed. Gannon this story takes place during the time period of colony ships leaving Old Earth.
Exavior crosses the line and breaks ancient rules set to keep the mortals safe from the ancients. His lust for violence and his horror at it are some of the most effective parts of the narrative. Many of his stories have military, particularly naval, themes, and fit into the military science fiction genre. And it all begins with an illicit field trip into dangerous territory for a bouquet of her mother's favorite tulips. The first two stories are stand alone. The main character is somehow a decent guy, totally lacking the inane stupidity that drives the rest of the 'Dirtsiders'.
The first story sorry, I don't have my copy with me, so no titles took place sometime around 2200, 2300, somewhere in there. People born on Earth are Dirtsiders and those born in space, Upsiders. I think you'll find it helps. I'll try and keep it short, but this is one flawed story. By the Book:- is about the early years of colony ships leaving earth. I still don't understand what Claire's underlying reason was for staying in the navy.
While it would be far better to start with On Basilisk Station and learn about Honor as the series unfolds, this book is also a damn fine way to be introduced to the Honorverse. Thank you for coming by! Yet it is hard not to say that for the first time I've been disappointed by one of your books. In Beauty and the Beast Weber tells the story of how Honor's parents met. Joelle Presby's, Obligated Service, was the first story I have read that was fully about the Grayson Space Navy, and their integration of women into it. You do not need to know anything about Honor Harrington to enjoy it. It is not long before they find themselves fighting for not only their lives but the entire future of Manticore. It didn't seem to fit with the rest of the stories and was by far the weakest of the lot.
Mercenaries try to overrun it for a company that might be a mesan sockpuppet and a lone Tacofficer responsible for outwitting and outfighting them despite having all the advantages about the home team on their side. By The Book is, quite frankly, a bad story. And man, the power Five short stories in the sixth in the Worlds of Honor military science fiction anthology series which is a part of the Honorverse. I am sure you will find no one suggesting a one-state government, especially not one that engages in historical revisionism, scientific denialism or political purges. Beauty and the Beast - David Weber: The story of Alfred Harrington and Allison Chou. This is another action packed story but it is also important in that it shows that the esp so obvious in Honor is also prevalent in both her parents.
The idea just doesn't quite seem to fit. It takes place in the early days of the Grayson Navy's cooperation with Manticore. Captain Blakeley is a scrappy if snarky fighter. This sixth volume in the popular Worlds of Honor series includes stories by 1635: Papal Stakes coauthor and best seller Charles E. I found the mental link between them to be odd, since there is no indication of this is in any of the other books where they appear. Good character development and story.
Hell's Foundations Quiver: David Weber's New York Times-bestselling Safehold series begun with Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, By Heresies Distressed, A Mighty Fortress and Like a Mighty Army. In the early days of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Lieutenant Travis Uriah Long has to deal with cronyism and injustice within the Royal Manticoran Navy, while a powerful enemy approaches intent on taking over the Manticore System. I enjoyed seeing both characters at an early stage, and the view of paths not taken by each of them. He describes the growth of the environmental movement from 1962 to 1973 and explains a number of factors that led to a decline in environmental interest during the mid-1970s. Living with his wife Sharon in Greenville, South Carolina, he has allowed his religion to inform much of his work. It probably gets simple pass for having some naval combat and politics in the story. Beyond the offensive stereotypes it uses as villains, the sheer blatantness by which it is crudely welded into the Honorverse is an insult to the intelligence of everyone reading it.
It is set in an early part of Manticore's history, when Manticore is not yet seen as a strong military power, and when the Navy is dominated by aristocrats building or maintaining their power bases rather than with fighting a war. Commander Alfred Harrington is her dad Deep Roots , and he's currently stationed on Hephaestus; Dr. The other stories are equally valuable. A few extra touches, a page or two here or there could also have done wonders to flesh this story out a bit more. In true Honorverse style, we have good junior officers thinking outside the box, and some nice space battles. However, A Cal To Arms is a genuinely decent, engaging story, possessing the only moment of this book where I went 'That was awesome! Obligated Service - Joelle Presby: This one felt really gritty to me, and the main character is a little bleak. Gannon, Joelle Presby and Timothy Zahn.