Publishing House Baen Books under attack from the left’s cancel mob.

I try to mostly stay out of the political debates since it is way too time consuming and usually attracts a bunch of nutcases screaming nonsense all over the place and telling everyone that do not agree with them that they are acolytes of a certain Bavarian (actually he was Austrian and should not have been allowed to serve in the Bavarian army but who … Continue reading Publishing House Baen Books under attack from the left’s cancel mob.

The Apocalypse Troll: Very good standalone novel from David Weber.

It’s an interesting story and both the main protagonist on “our” side and the “alien” warrior are quite likable as well as capable characters. As a matter of fact, most of the characters in this book are quite capable. It’s really nice to read a book for once that is not filled with political asswipes and incompetent morons with overinflated egos. Continue reading The Apocalypse Troll: Very good standalone novel from David Weber.

Shadow of Victory – Well written but bloated and quite frankly boring most of the time.

Unfortunately this, the first book I review after coming back, was a bit of a disappointment. As usual the book is very well written as one should expect with David Weber as the author. However, the book is very long, slow, longwinded and downright boring for a lot of the time. Continue reading Shadow of Victory – Well written but bloated and quite frankly boring most of the time.

A Call to Arms – I liked the first book in the series better

A Call to Arms (Manticore Ascendant #2) by David Weber and Timothy Zahn My rating: 7 out of 10 stars Lieutenant Travis Long of the Royal Manticoran Navy is the sort of person who likes an orderly universe. One where people follow the rules. Unfortunately, he lives in the real universe. The good news is that Travis is one of those rare people who may … Continue reading A Call to Arms – I liked the first book in the series better

A Call to Duty – Good but not great addition to the Honorverse

A Call to Duty (Manticore Ascendant #1) by David Weber and Timothy Zahn My rating: 8 out of 10 stars Growing up, Travis Uriah Long yearned for order and discipline in his life . . . the two things his neglectful mother couldn’t or wouldn’t provide. So when Travis enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought he’d finally found the structure he’d always wanted … Continue reading A Call to Duty – Good but not great addition to the Honorverse

Out of the Dark – Not really bad but not really great either

Out of the Dark by David Weber My rating: 6 out of 10 stars The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time, and it likes stability–the kind of stability that member species like the aggressive, carnivorous Shongairi tend to disturb. So when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called “sentients”—”humans,” they called themselves—were almost as bad as the Shongairi themselves, it seemed … Continue reading Out of the Dark – Not really bad but not really great either

Shadow of Freedom – There is no Honor Harrington in this book !!!

Shadow of Freedom (Honor Harrington, #14) by David Weber My rating: 5 out of 10 stars Wrong number? There are two sides to any quarrel . . . unless there are more. Michelle Henke, Queen 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 … Continue reading Shadow of Freedom – There is no Honor Harrington in this book !!!

Did someone at Baen jump the gun? Honor Harrington – Shadow of Freedom is available for download.

I was browsing the Baen e-book site the other day and to my surprise I found that David Weber’s latest Honor Harrington, Shadow of Freedom, was available for download. I was surprised since it was not expected to be available until next month. Not only that but the book’s page on Baen’s site actually say that the publication date is the 15th of March which, … Continue reading Did someone at Baen jump the gun? Honor Harrington – Shadow of Freedom is available for download.

We Few – Absolutely excellent

We Few (Empire of Man, #4) by John Ringo and David Weber My rating: 10 out of 10 stars Prince Roger MacClintock was an heir to the galaxy’s Throne of Man-and a self-obsessed spoiled young brat . . . until he and the Royal Marines sent to protect him were stranded on Marduk with only their feet to get them half way around the entire planet. … Continue reading We Few – Absolutely excellent

March to the Stars–As good as the rest

March to the Stars (Empire of Man, #3) by John Ringo & David Weber My rating: 6 out of 10 stars A warrior prince who wants to have a few choice words with your Lady Mother, the Empress of Man. But to have them, you, your surviving Marines, and your Mardukan allies must cross a demon-haunted ocean, face a civilization that is "civilized" in name … Continue reading March to the Stars–As good as the rest

March to the Sea – Good book

March to the Sea (Empire of Man, #2) by John Ringo & David WeberMy rating: 6 out of 10 stars It wasn’t so much that Prince Roger and his surviving remnant of elite bodyguards are marooned on a barbarian planet. Or that they have been on continuous operations for so long they are getting shocky. Or that they still have half a planet to cross. … Continue reading March to the Sea – Good book

Crusade

Crusade (Starfire #2) by David Weber My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a very good book. The book was written in 1992 but you would be forgiven for thinking that it was written later and was politically inspired. Idiot politicians meddling in the affairs of the military…check. Religious fanatics…check. Civilians killed by said religious fanatics…check. Luckily, despite the fact that the politicians do … Continue reading Crusade