6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A good story, makes you want for more,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington) (Paperback)
Even though this book is clearly a part of a series, it stands pretty well on it's own. The story is intriguing, and you want to keep reading to know what happens next. Will the despicable Havenites succeed in their invasion? Not while our heroine is here!
Having read the other books in the series, this book feels like a filling between the more momentous events. Yet the story holds its own, and gives so many ideas for the next book that you cannot really stop reading after this one. The characters demand that the rest of the story be told. This feeling stays with me for the whole series, and I keep asking 'what happens next?' There is never a _complete_ ending, only partial resolutions.
My only gripe is Weber's attachment to facts and figures. I understand the need to create atmoshpere, but I do not want to read again and again about accelerations and vectors and such. It's okay to explain technology, but not excessively. Although I admit that the problem may be reading too many books in the same series; I've read each explanation at least nine times ;)