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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect title for the book, 30 July 2013
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Some very good stories, a little overdone in places but great additions to the Honorverse.
I would recomend reading before Riseing Thunder or Storm from the Shadows. Some parts of those novels will make more sense having read this set.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good helping of Honorverse, 11 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Beginnings: Worlds of Honor 6 (Honor Harrington - anthologies) (Kindle Edition)
A good mixture of recent past and further past stories, from how Honor's parents met to an early Battle of Manticore in the proper "Hornblower in Space" mode. Enjoyable additions to the Honorverse.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beginnings, 4 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Beginnings: Worlds of Honor 6 (Honor Harrington - anthologies) (Kindle Edition)
As the title suggests this is generally historical pieces in the Honorverse rather than contemporary stories of the many characters. Still very interesting to see how Honor's parents met.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting fragments of Honoverse history, 21 Aug 2013
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J. Moody (Pinner, Middlesex, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Beginnings: Worlds of Honor 6 (Honor Harrington - anthologies) (Kindle Edition)
This book contains short stories stretching from Ante Diaspora up to the "present". Inevitably, the quality of the stories is variable, and I liked some better than others, hence only four stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The sixth "Honorverse" anthology: five SF novellas, 21 May 2014
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Marshall Lord (Whitehaven, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Beginnings: Worlds of Honor 6 (Honor Harrington - anthologies) (Kindle Edition)
This is the sixth collection of short stories and novellas set in David Weber's "Honorverse" Universe. It contains five novellas

As the title implies, all the stories in this volume represent the start of something important to the world of Admiral Honor Harrington some 2,000 years in the future.

1) "By the Book" by Charles Gannon is a space detective story set only 338 years in the future, in the early stages of the "Diaspora" of humans from Earth, and the most readily identifiable common element between Honor's universe and this story is the dating system. However, it is also a story about how the emigration of humans to many other planets became possible.

2) "A Call to Arms" by Timothy Zahn introduces the character of Travis Long, who in this novella is a lieutenant. Travis is about to get his own series, currently slated to be a trilogy: he is the central character in the "Manticore Ascendant" series in which the first book, "A Call to Duty (Manticore Ascendant)" by David Weber and Timothy Zahn is due for publication on 7th October 2014.

In this case the beginning is that of the military tradition of the Royal Manticoran Navy: "A Call to Arms" tells of Travis Long's part in the RMN's first major battle, defending against a force of mercenaries hired by the Axelrod corporation in 1543 PD (e.g 3646 AD).

3) "Beauty and the Beast" by David Weber tells the story of how Honor Harrington's parents met at medical school on Beowulf. However, this is not a normal "boy meets girl" romance and Honor's dad was not always a harmless doctor ...

4) "The Best Laid Plans" by David Weber tells of the beginning of the relationship between the 13-year-old Honor Harrington and the treecat "Laughs Brightly" who she calls Nimitz.

5) "Obligated Service" by Joelle Presby tells the story of the begining of the naval career of Claire Lecriox, one of the first Grayson women to serve as an officer in her planet's navy.

One rather irritating flaw in the way the kindle version of this book was constructed is that it does not have a table of contents with the links which would have enabled the reader to jump straight to a particular story. I did an awful lot of scrolling back and forward using the buttons on the side of the kindle when reading this. That is one of the reasons I did not give this product five stars.

Neverthless I enjoyed all of these stories greatly and can recommend them. One of the better "Honorverse" Anthologies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 26 Dec 2013
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A nice short story selection from the honorverse if you enjoy the stories of honor harrington and captain zilwicki and the whole host of excellent cvharacters this is for you!
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