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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There is a whiff of unfortunate colonialism to the book and a one-sided massacre of drug-crazed aboriginal sentients that is made necessary by the plot but is nonetheless flatly impossible to portray in any kind of savory lightand a sense in several scenes that Starion has his infodumps and revelations a little out of order.

This has made me frightened to read the Sharpe novels. May 01, Scott rated it liked it.

English Choose a language for shopping. No girl talk, all business. Prev Page Next Page. And the climactic chase was heart pounding in intensity, tragedy and triumph. That she fails isn’t her fault. This is my 3rd time reading this e Book Info: My Goodreads friend Roger back inbefore Goodreads existed!

I am actually very well read in sci-fi to the detriment in being generally well read but nobody can read everything, even some popular titles are often overlooked. Stop telling me she is the top of her class and has ‘unique elegant feature, but not pretty of course, but still looks young and attractive’. Buy the selected items together This item: But for this book alone a new shelf has been born. Storm from the Shadows.

But what really helps make this a somewhat unique reading experience is that the reader often learns more about Honor by experiencing things vicariously through her shipmates.

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There is a cat. I think that if yo Aug There is a good bit of humor, however, such as: Having grown basliisk to the backwater dumping ground circumstances of Basilisk, the Junction and planetary mission staff are delighted to realize they now have a competent and dedicated officer to partner with.

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February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Not stafion do we have a female protagonist; women in Manticore which currently happens to have a ruling Queen enjoy full role equality with men, can occupy positions of power, and serve in the space navy on an equal footing with males. All in all this is an engaging read with lots of promise for future adventures. Though Basilisk Station and the planet of Medusa have become a dumping ground for misfits and rejects from her home star system of Manticore, Honor is determined to discharge her duty regardless of the circumstances.

We basilsik a rich soup of characters and plenty of action. Be prepared for a body count, this is as much military sci-fi as it is space opera. I understand, but I don’t agree — at least not at this stage in the series, though I’ve read analyses w There are many faults with On Basilisk Station.

Boy asks himself if he’s been entirely fair to said Mil-SF titles so summarily dismissed. I love Weber for this.

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After all, that’s the least any gentleman can do for a lady like Honor! Thanks for telling us about the problem. View all 15 comments. Honor Harrington 1 Now-April. Hknor embroiled harringtom this plot and trying to uncover who might be behind it, Honor Harrington becomes a figure of political note for the first time. Hornblower starts out as a Midshipman and doesn’t get command for quite a while. During this, Honor learns of a long-standing drug ring catering to the Medusan aboriginesa three-legged sentient species at a Bronze Age technology level.

What follows is a grueling battle in which Fearless is crippled, but Sirius ‘ captain is sufficiently vexed by the damage inflicted by the small light cruiser that he turns Sirius about to ensure that she is destroyed. See all customer images. Insert Manticor I was very pleasantly surprised by this book.

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I loved the interactions between Honor and Estelle or any of the female crew for that matter. Contents [ show ]. Likewise, his world-building is capable and vivid. Honor is by far the most prominently displayed character in the book, which means there is a lot riding on her shoulders. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Lists with This Book. I really don’t get how this book ranks over 4 stars?

Besides, I am not big on military sci-fi imagine all the people, living life in peace, woo-hooo. I liked Honor Harrington and found it made for comfortable reading to have a reliable main character for once.

And they turn this backwater system into something they can be proud of. Moving deeper into the series I look forward to the ultimate confrontation between Haven and Manticore – I also look forward to deeper character development.

Get to Know Us. Oddly or maybe not enough the very thing s that caused me to gig the book a star in my rating are probably the same things that will have cause ed others to rat it a If the rest of this novel had been as good as the last third I would probably have given it a 5 star rating. Articles that may contain original research from February Articles lacking in-text citations from February All articles lacking in-text citations Articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction from April All articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction Literature articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction Articles with multiple maintenance issues Pages to import images to Wikidata.