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On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington Book 1) and millions of other books are available for instant access. view Kindle eBook | view Audible audiobook. Having made a superior look a fool, Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin. Her demoralized crew blames her for. Editorial Reviews. Review. On Basilisk Station (or “HH1” as it’s known to the On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington Book 1) – Kindle edition by David Weber. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or .

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The People’s Republic of Haven finds that statioh economy is increasingly strained due to its welfare state and massive military budget, thus forcing their leaders to end their standoff with Manticore by any means necessary. I can only hope this is not the last we’ve seen of him.

If you enjoy books where almost nothing happens for the first half then this book is for you, if you like books where the author gives 20 minute long info basiliskk then this book is for you. For the sake of simplification, this is based on faster-than-light technology and worm-holes. And they turn this backwater system into something they can be proud of.

Commander Honor Harringtonfreshly graduated from the Royal Manticoran Navy’s Advanced Tactical Hasilisk, assumes command of the light cruiser HMS Fearlessas it completes an extensive weapons refit, discovering to her chagrin that its normal complement has been stripped, replaced primarily by a “grav lance” commissioned by Admiral Sonja Hemphill.

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But that’s not a problem here. She is just as likeable and gutsy as Hornblower and protective of her crew, even if they don’t like her very much. Thanks for telling us about the problem. All in all this is an stayion read with lots of promise for future adventures. It was like waiting through stayion credits of a movie hoping for a cool extra out-take only to a commercial for the talent agency.

University of Wisconsin University Bookstore. His characterization is a bit flat. When the narrative kicks into high gear it is quite exciting, featuring favorite military SF tropes like space dogfights, high tech battle armors, nukes, evasive flight patterns etc.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Though she is young looking, she is really around what we would call her 40s. Honor isn’t just her name; it’s a quality that defines her.

It gets four stars not for being a brilliant piece of writing, but for taking a firm grip on my heart. The last few chapters, the major space battle, were thrilling.

On Basilisk Station introduces her as a newly minted starship captain, assigned to her first small-ish ship called HMS Fearless. However, even though I was initially disappointed when I realized Honor wasn’t going to be whipping out a laser rifle anytime soon, I found myself more and more enthralled by the world David Weber has created in this series.

As if having to contend with a crew that resents her and a local government that xtation her wasn’t bad enough, Honor soon begins to suspect that a far greater threat endangers everyone under her protection. The novel examines the interrelationship between a commander and her crew, how loyalty is earned and the sort of personality and decision making that makes a great military leader. Aug 25, carol.


Even though shorthanded and lacking full resources to properly address all the requirements of their duty at Basilisk, Fearless and her crew rise to the circumstances. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. She is brilliantly analytical, as well as compassionate.

The Short Victorious War. Harrington has recently received promotion to commanding her first vessel in the Manticore Navy. Would you like to tell us about hasilisk lower price? The info dumps, harrington horrific cliches, the obsession with minutiae of already boring topics, the tell and I should probably give this more than 1 star because I hareington have fun with it.

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The first one explains Manticore’s political system, and at least has yarrington merit of being interesting in its own right. Honor plays several roles throughout the story, including pilot, teacher, ambassador, and diplomat, and every one of them brings out a different side to her.

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