Book Review: David Weber’s Mission of Honor

Posted November 27, 2010 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

This book came from my own shelves, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

Book Review: David Weber’s Mission of Honor

Mission of Honor

by David Weber

five-stars

Series: Honor Harrington #12, Honorverse #17

Other books in this series include Mission of Honor.

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Insurrection, Worlds of Honor, Empire from the Ashes, Changer of Worlds, Torch of Freedom, Hell’s Gate, Hell Hath No Fury, In Fire Forged, In Fury Born, Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, Mission of Honor, By Heresies Distressed, A Rising Thunder, A Mighty Fortress, How Firm a Foundation, Fire Season, Midst Toil and Tribulation, Shadow of Freedom, House of Steel, Worlds of Weber: Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington and Other Stories, Beginnings, Like a Mighty Army, Cauldron of Ghosts, Treecat Wars, A Call to Duty, Hell's Foundations Quiver, At the Sign of Triumph.

Genres: Military Science Fiction

This Hardcover has 600 pages and was published by Baen Books on June 22, 2010. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

Twelfth in the Honor Harrington military science fiction series. If you’re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Honorverse books on my website.

My Take

I do like to catch up with all the books in a series. On the other hand, I hate to catch up when I’m terrified about what’s gonna happen next.

And, gawd, there is so much happening on so many fronts in Mission of Honor, and I was so terrified at what would happen I couldn’t decide if I should tear through the book or set it aside every few chapters to stave off the bad news.

While this particular story is supposedly about Honor with her diplomatic mission to Haven, the honors were shared fairly equally with Mike and her battles with the Sollies. I’m wondering if this is Weber’s way of easing Honor out of the picture…I sure hope not.

In the meantime, Manpower is very definitely flexing its hidden muscles with devastating consequences but things may not be going all their way for very much longer…


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