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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Jayne’s Fighting Ships of the Galaxy. Having made him look a fool, she’s been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her. The starion, other than Harrington, are cardboard cut-outs and the plot is moved forward by page after page after pag I am very torn regarding how I should rate this book. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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On Basilisk Station Discussion 11 Jul 16, View all 25 comments. Scirnce fiction fans; fans of strong heroines. Some of the references to oj names are blatantly obvious Honor as a first name. However, the actual first chapter is a breeze, Weber vividly describes his heroine both physically and mentally.

The main character is totally a Mary Sue. The ridges of sharply-defined cheekbones stood out for just an instant, and her nostrils flared.

I understand, but I don’t agree — at least bonor at this stage in the series, though I’ve read analyses which suggests it definitely gets that way. We meet a lot of great people in this book, people who we will see again, people we will grow to care for Hornblower starts out as a Midshipman and doesn’t get command for quite a while.


View all 16 comments. And while Honor may be the star of the book, her crew often helps her to shine. That was a long time ago. I like the characterizations and world building but the politics bored me a little, as politics always do.

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Too many info dumps sometimes ended with exclamation points between scenes. After some battle simulations, the Fearless crew is assigned to the titular Basilisk Station, in a backwater of the unfashionable end of the Star Kingdom of Manticore to help with the picket duty. It was first published in As for aliens, there is a species called the Medusans who have Bronze Age technology and are more like side characters, and none of them have a speaking part.

Select the format you would like to download: As other reviewers have noted, Weber’s partial to the info-dump technique. Nov 26, Phrynne rated starion really liked it Shelves: Promoted to Captainshe is given command of HMS Fearless CAa newly constructed Star Knight -class heavy cruiser hastily redesignated to replace the aging, gutted, uonor scheduled to be scrapped CL which had given so much on Basilisk Station.

I think that if yo Aug Whilst embroiled in this plot and trying to uncover who might be behind it, Honor Harrington becomes a figure of political note for the first time. This book was owned by my husband before we met.

There is a good bit of humor, however, such as: However, even though I was initially disappointed when I realized Honor wasn’t going to be whipping out a laser rifle anytime soon, I found myself more and more enthralled by the world David Weber has created in this series. Yes, Weber has definitely brought something of the flavor of the earlier novels, set in the life of an ocean-going navy in the Napoleonic Wars, to this tale of a space-faring navy in the far future.


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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 animal companion have military adventures.

It is important that you like Harrington because you will be spending a great deal of time in her head. While Harrington uses it to perform spectacularly in the first round of a series of war games, her ship is summarily crushed in all following ones, and for the same simple reason: She’s her own person, not a Hornblower clone, and I did not see the plot as duplicating anything from the earlier series; it’s original.

Some of the antagonists are sketched competently and sympathetically; some of the characters on Honor Harrington’s side are neither competent nor sympathetic. If you are like me and don’t enjoy such things I recommend starting this book at the halfway point, you will only have missed a few pages where anything useful to the story actually occurred.

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