: On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington) (): David Weber: Books. Editorial Reviews. Review. On Basilisk Station (or “HH1” as it’s known to the faithful) is the first installment in David Weber’s cult hit Honor. On Basilisk Station, and indeed the entire Honor Harrington series by David Weber, never fails to make me thrill with wonder and delight as I.

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But the people out to get her have made one mistake. In the far future, a young man stands on a barren asteroid. Go to the Nominations or Featured Articles page to discuss any other pages you feel deserve recognition. So was this a good book, yes, very enjoyable. First three Honor Harrington books, in which aforesaid officer of the Royal Manticoran Navy the space kind and her — I kid you not — empathically bonded feline basilixk companion have military adventures.

She figures out all the stealthy plans of her enemies and she gets the job done. The ridges of sharply-defined cheekbones stood out for just an instant, and her nostrils flared.

What a waste of page. Much more favorably davis by this one than I expected to be. Honor is by far the most prominently displayed character in the book, which means there is a lot riding on her shoulders. A bit heavy handed. But the human element, and a rousing tale of human adventure, is the core of the book. I do intend to read at least the third book in this series I believe it is called “A Storm of Meetings” to see if the improvement continues.


For comparison, reading Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series with its nautical lingo still made me actually look for what actually a mizzen topgallant staysail is, since the story is so engaging and immersive.

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I think that if you’ve spent any time in the military, you’ll appreciate these books more. I decided to try this series out and found that it’s not for me, unless it improves later on as some series do. How will Captain Harrington protect the station with access to so little firepower? The drug, mehokahas a place in Medusan religion for its hallucinogenic properties, but can also be used to incite them to furious violence. I will definitely be reading more of this series. The real strength is in the characters.

Being an equalitarian feminist basillsk, that’s music to my ears!

On Basilisk Station

The plan Haven has evolved begins with whipping the low-tech native aliens into a killing frenzy that would sweep across the planet Medusa in a haze of blood, which will provide the pretext Haven desires to swoop in and take control of the system before Manticore can respond.

She’s her own person, not a Hornblower clone, and I did not see the plot as duplicating anything from davld earlier series; it’s original. There are a couple of long ones here. All opinions are my own. The story follows Honor and her crew as they deal with the responsibilities of their assignment.

BUT there are other conversations, as when Weber uses Honor to show the nonsense in the reasoning of some I don’t have to have a solid basis in known science for my SF, so I’d have been happy with much less explanation –just a basic indication of what the spaceships can or can’t do.


May basipisk, Scott rated it liked it.

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Please login or sign davdi for a new account. But through the proper attention to duty, Honor and the Manticoran planetary personnel stumble over pieces of the plan. Parliament i Honor Harrington in trouble: A spoiled senior officer shifts the blame for her own failures onto Honor. A raid on this drug lab also reveals the presence of further contamination: Show and don’t tell, please.

I don’t know, and don’t care; and the excursion through it left me slightly glassy-eyed. Books by David Weber. Harrington and her crew get to the bottom of the sprawling plot: This article or section possibly contains synthesis of material which does not verifiably mention or relate to the main topic.

I’m not going to deny that. There were some things that didn’t quite work for me.

Recommended to Werner by: The most egregious comes near the very end, when the climactic space battle basilosk is quite tense and harrowing is put on hold for a multi-page lecture on the functions, history, and inventors of each method of FTL travel.

Dec 02, Werner rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Because On Basilisk Station is Hornblower in space.