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August 5th, 2010

August 5th, 2010
12:30 am

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Book review: Mission of Honor
Today's book review is Mission of Honor by David Weber.

This is the latest episode in the ongoing Honor Harrington series, which is particularly convoluted in the last few books.  It actually resolves something at the end, rather than opening up new complications, though there is still a great deal going on.

This is definitely only a book for fans of the series, since it takes up in the middle of a situation that we've been building up for the last several books.  Even though I have read the series, and I went back and read my own reviews of the last few, I found it difficult to keep track of what was happening.  But even so, it's definitely better than the last couple.  There are too many characters, and we watch the unfolding action from too many viewpoints.  But it does have a fair bit of the snap that made the early books so popular.  And underneath a fair bit of ranting about the evils of bureaucracy, combined with villains who are rather too much to believe, we do manage to also talk about how governments can end up doing evil things even without evil intent.

7 out of 10.

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