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Bogged down, creaking,
This review is from: A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington (Hardcover)) (Hardcover)
There remain some good ideas in Weber's Harrington books, but they're just too weighted down by a need to bring lots of books together, and dreadful exposition. At the end of the book before last a major confrontation was set up. For most of the last book manoeuvring continued, with fleets launched on an inexorable path to a major battle. One that could only go one way. Dear Lord, that battle doesn't happen until about two third of this book! It could have virtually been a novella for all the new stuff in it.
And if I never read another paragraph detailing that 12,548,457 missiles formed the first salvo. Of these 4,574 were diverted through ECM, 82,457 were intercepted by active defences...