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READ & DOWNLOAD Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Þ David Weber New York Times USA Today Wall Street Journal and international bestselling phenomenon David Weber delivers book #18 in the multiple New York Times best selling Honor Harrington series Honor Harrington’s Royal Manticoran Navy fights space battles alongside planetary rebels as its old rival the corrupt Solarian League begins to crumble#18 in the multiply bestselling Honor Harrington seriesWrong number There are two sides to any uarrel unless there are Michelle Henke ueen Elizabeth of Manticore's first cousin Honor Harrington's best friend and the commanding officer of Manticore's Tenth Fleet is just a bit surprised when a messenger arrives from the Mobius System to inform her that the Mobius Liberation Front is prepared to rise in rebellion against the hated regime President Svein Lombroso She can understand why anyone would want to rebel against someone like Lombroso but why tell her about it After all she has problems of her own like the minor matter of a life or death war against the Solarian League Michelle has just handed the invincible Solarian League Navy the most humiliating one sided defeat in its entire almost thousand year history in defense of the people of the Star Empire's Talbott uadrant But the League is the most powerful star nation in the history of humanity Its navy is going to be back – and this time with thousands of superdreadnoughts Yet she also knows scores of other star systems some. This is far and away my least favorite book in the Honorverse thus far Mr Weber please please please STOP copying and pasting entire chapters word for word between your books This book by my count has at least three chapters that have appeared verbatim in another book It has one that has now appeared in three books Come on If you're going to rehash the same scene at least make the effort to write it from another character's point of viewTo make matters worse one of the chapters which was otherwise an exact copy had a couple of paragraphs in the middle changed in a way that completely changed the context of the conversation being held between the Detweilers |The ultimate sin for me though was the fact that this book was just flat boring Full of trivial non entity characters that are dredged up and are clearly not going to be reappearing much or making much of an impact to the story elsewhere Worse NOTHING HAPPENS The book reminds me very much of Robert Jordan's last couple of books in the Wheel of Time lots and lots and lots of boring political fluff nattering on about trivial stuff for page after page after page and then just stopping for no apparent reason with nothing resolvedThis book was a complete waste of my time and did nothing to move the story arc forwardAlso why is this one billed as being in the main Honor Harrington story arc when she does not appear in it at all It's accurately the third book in the Saganami Island Talbott Cluster seriesReally I think this is actually all the boring crap that got cut out of A Rising Thunder by the editor in order to make that book readable now published as a separate volume because Weber's got himself stuck in the tapestry details and can't remember how to actually meaningfully progress the story arcFeh

REVIEW Shadow of Freedom

SUMMARY Shadow of Freedom ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Å New York Times USA Today Wall Street Journal and international bestselling phenomenon David Weber delivers book #18 in the multiple New York Times best selling Honor Harrington series Honor Harrington’s Royal Manticoran Navy fights space battles alongside planetary rebel Independent some controlled by puppet regimes and some simply conuered outright by the Solarian Office of Frontier Security lie in the League's grip along its frontier with the Talbott uadrant As combat spreads from the initial confrontation the entire frontier has begun to seethe with unrest and Michelle sympathizes with the oppressed populations wanting only to be free of their hated masters And that puts her in something of a uandary when the messenger from Mobius arrives because someone's obviously gotten a wrong number According to him the Mobians’ uprising has been carefully planned to coordinate with a powerful outside ally the Star Empire of Manticore Only Manticore and Mike Henke have never even heard of the Mobius Liberation Front It's a set up and Michelle knows who's behind it The shadowy Mesan Alignment has launched a bold move to destroy Manticore's reputation as the champion of freedom And when the RMN doesn't arrive when the MLF is brutally and bloodily crushed no independent star system will ever trust Manticore again Mike Henke knows she has no orders from her government to assist any rebellions or liberation movements that she has only so many ships which can be in only so many places at a time and that she can't possibly justify diverting any of her limited outnumbered strength to missions of liberation the Star Empire never signed on for She knows that and she doesn't care No one is. read it in a go and need a reread at leisure but a few points length yes very short; I discount DW's books to about 23 size due to repetitions and the info dumps here there is a Detweiler chapter and other stuff that I think is just cp from earlier work so the book at about 420 pages felt like an under 300 page one but those 300 pages were really really good better than 4 500 pages from almost anyone else lots of new beginnings and new characters which I actually like; gives one the idea of both how big the SL and its protectorates are and why the series will last another 10 novels or and this is again a positive lots of great moments both funny and sad; the desperate resistance movements and the now we have stopped trying to get you to see reason and it's five minutes to abandon your ships or die were highlights but the most I enjoyed the last part with the two rats and their escape attempts and the Of course at the moment I haven’t found anything that wasn’t your fault but I’m sure if we keep looking long enough we’ll find someone else who screwed up almost as egregiously as you guys which is another Weberian uote for the agesAnother great uote was when they were asking Helen about the Mesan allegation that her father blew up Green Pines with a nuke the book starts after the Crandall hammering goes through Yawata the revelations Filareta and Beowulf and ends at a great TBC point somewhere around the end of ART and after giving the usual reasons why she does not believe it she ends with the if he was in a city killing mode trust me the hole would’ve been a hell of a lot deeper”Overall a very good series installment that will become even better when the next few books are released

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Shadow of FreedomGoing to send thousands of patriots to their deaths trusting in Manticoran help that will never come Not on Mike Henke's watchAbout Shadow of Freedom “This entry is just as exciting as Weber’s initial offering The result is a fast paced and action packed story that follows our characters as they move from reaction to command of the situation Weber builds Shadow of Freedom to an exciting and unexpected climax” Daily News of GalvestonAbout Mission of Honor #13 in the Honor Harrington series “Weber combines realistic engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long awaited Honor Harrington novelFans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action”– Publishers Weekly  “This latest Honor Harrington novel brings the saga to another crucial turning pointReaders may feel confident that they will be Honored many times and enjoy it every time”– Booklist About David Weber and the Honor Harrington series “everything you could want in a heroine Excellent plenty of action”– Science Fiction Age “Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant”–Anne McCaffrey “Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure”– Locus “Weber combines realistic engaging characters with intelligent technological projection Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice ”– Publishers Weekly. I feel like at this point my relationship with the Honor Harrington books is beginning to resemble my late 90s relationship with The Wheel of Time I feel like I both dread and anticipate each new release While the series never meanders in uite the way the middle books of Robert Jordan’s series do I still find a certain lack of satisfaction in each of Weber’s newer Honorverse novels Over the course of each novel that sense of excitement and satisfaction waxes and wanes but the longish gaps between novels makes what feels like a lack of forward momentum somewhat disheartening The latest novel in the Honorverse Shadow of Freedom continues that trend A Shadow of Freedom overlaps a bit chronologically with A Rising Thunder with the effects of the Oyster Bay attacks trickling out to the distantly stationed Manticore fleet helmed by Michelle Henke The novel focuses on the aftereffects of Manticore’s aggressive response to its being attacked on its home soilThese aftereffects unfurl on two fronts the seizure of Manticoran Merchant ship and her crew and the Mobius Liberation Front’s struggles against a Frontier Fleet backed regime This latter part is the hardest to get into at first Weber loves his conversation scenes whether it be in a political office or on the bridge of a ship the man loves to set his characters scheming and planning This is all well and good when those characters are ones the reader is familiar with and when those discussions represent an aspect of the novel with which the reader has a previous emotional attachment Whether its Baroness Medusa discussing the ramifications of Oyster Bay for the Talbott uadrant or Michelle Henke discussing with her officers or subordinates the tactics and strategies of her fleet these conversations represent an important and enjoyable aspect of any Weber book However these types of scenes are far less interesting when they represent new aspects of the series Such is the case when it comes to the introduction of Mobius Liberation Front Introduced early in the novel and touched upon freuently as things proceed that initially introduction felt to me like a huge hurdle David Weber is something of a master planner when it comes to the big picture so surmounting that hurdle has a nice payoff in the end but it was slow going getting through these section when what I really wanted were the characters I was familiar withAs I have stated in past reviews the “series” nature of the Honorverse has grown increasingly complex Including the main series and any other ancillary titles Shadow of Freedom marks the 26th book in the Honorverse and the 14th novel in the series main seuence As has been the case in the later novels Shadow of Freedom while taking place as part of the core series relies heavily on titles that took place outside the main Honor Harrington titles Confused yet I know I am What I’m trying to say is that the Honorverse is huge and complex and the David Weber has been carefully interweaving elements of this shared world for uite some time It feels like many of those elements are now being distilled and focused towards what feels like will be one big epic confrontation It also makes this series almost impervious that is to say completely opaue to new readers I’m sure some intrepid readers are willing to play the catch up game but I pity anyone who saw this title on the shelf and picked it up on a whim; it would make almost no sense I don’t expect each new book in a series to be immediately accessible to new readers but I would think it wo