WARNING -- MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
Honor Among Enemies
This series entry is a little different than its predecessors in that
it sees Honor shuffled off into a backwater that really is a backwater
(as opposed to
) and focuses more on other characters. I also got a real sense
of deja vu with respect to
Alexander Kent and Bolitho
, in particular
To Glory We Steer
The changed focus is also reminiscent of that book as well.
In each, we follow an essentially "pressed" enlisted man who runs
afoul of mutinous guardroom dregs dumped on our hero by fate.
Honor Among Enemies is also interesting in that it addresses
some of the issues that have been commented on on the net. The
reactions of the officers chosen to serve with Honor are on the order
of "Goody, now we can be covered in glory and get promoted" while the
aforementioned guardroom dregs just know "we're all gonna die," as
seen on rasw. Also there are a few strategy lessons as to why one
side or the other doesn't end the Haven-Manticore war by using
"fractional cee bombardment" (as threatened in
Flag in Exile
) (the logistics are too hard plus presumably the
feared Solarian League reaction from
The Honor of the Queen
We also get to see a lady treecat and Silesia and the Andermann
Oh, and all the usual
Harrington action we have come to expect. Lots of fun. Enjoy.
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Last updated 07/06/96.