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In this book, first of a series, fledgeling captain Honor Harrington makes a mess of things at home and is sent off into "exile" on an old, run down ship, where she discovers military action in the most unlikely of places and saves the day for everyone except a few crew members who had to die before she realized what she had to do.

Oh, wait, sorry. Not Honor Harrington. Actually, her name's Ky Vatta. And since she was kicked out of the military completely, her old run down ship is a trading vessel with no weapons at all. Apart from that, though, this is a story you've read (or at least heard of) before.

Which isn't all bad; I liked the early Honor books, and Moon writes better than Weber at his best. But I'm in no special hurry to pick up the next book in the series.

Recommendation: Borrow from library or buy used

Date: 2007-04-20 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] templar-prime.livejournal.com
Actually, I've found Moon to be sub-par compared to Weber. Just a matter of style, really. And Moon's characters tend to be...bleh.

Date: 2007-04-20 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inklesspen.livejournal.com
Hm. I would say that her books published through Baen were not as good. But this one is well-written. Del Rey probably has higher standards.

Date: 2007-04-21 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mercia.livejournal.com
To be fair, I could get really drunk and slam my face against the keyboard for 50,000 words and write better than Weber at his best.

I'm just saying, is all.

Date: 2007-04-21 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inklesspen.livejournal.com
Sure, but you don't. It's like pulling teeth to get anything out of you these days.

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