It takes me a while to plow through books. Mostly because I have roughly 12 active hobbies at any one time and have to steal time form the others to pursue one. Back in May I started reading the first book in a twelve novel series about a space fairing star captain named Honor Harrington for no other reason than I needed a book to read on a plane. Since then I have devoured every one of the 12 books in David Weber’s “Honorverse.” Coming out the other end I can honestly say it was the most fun of any series I’ve read as an adult – by far.
Not being a gifted wordsmith myself and I’ve never been good with book reports. I can’t push out an eloquent summary about the balance of pace and narrative like Audra and couldn’t speak to the validity of the political constructs within the universe like Chuck could. I can tell you this stuff whoops ass ya’ll.
Honor, the main character, is a space captain in what turns out to be an intergalactic war, a big one. She’s got a telepathic cat named Nimitz who’s smarter than most people and a badass sense of duty. Later she also has a husband… and a wife. Sounds funny but it works out for all concerned. The way I normally explain it to folks is, “Think Horatio Hornblower but in space – and a chick.”
There’s way too much for me to explain all of it but really there’s all manner of space battles, death, betrayal, politics, sex and plain old fashioned beat down’s. In short it’s a fun time. If you find yourself needing a new series to check out and you dig big-ass ships blowing the hell out of each other, this is your ride.