I really liked this book, the twelfth installation in the Ark Royal series. All the books in this series have been good to great with most of them in the latter end of the range. This one was definitely a great one.
This book is kind of a extra or bonus story to the Ark Royal main story arc. While the book does not really advance the main story arc in any way it was still a very enjoyable read. Definitely a full set of stars worth of read.
This is what David Weber does best, military space opera. His Honor Harrington series was probably the first real space opera that I read. I liked it greatly and Weber has stayed as one of my favorite authors of military science fiction ever since.