Book Review: David Weber and Steve White’s Insurrection

Posted December 29, 2010 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: David Weber and Steve White’s Insurrection



David Weber, Steve White

that was published by Baen Books on November 1, 1990 and has 408 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Mission of Honor, 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

First in the Starfire space opera science fiction series, that I believe occurs hundreds of years before the Honor Harrington series, and normally I would be very annoyed about having read this out of chronological order…but…the HH series grabs one by the heart and this series does not.

My Take

I’m more interested in continuing to read this Starfire series simply to learn how it leads to the political situation in Honor Harrington’s time.

Why do I think it’s part of a much earlier universe that leads to “today’s” Honor Harrington? It’s the same bureaucracies mentioned as well as the same general military procedures and ship layouts.

It does mention the initial use of grav weapons which development will be curious to follow.

It was rather nerve wracking to read at times if only due to Weber’s habit of killing off characters I come to admire. And Weber does have that habit of making characters on both sides of war admirable.