It was an entertaining read, but it didn't reveal anymore about the universe and backstory as the others did. Man of War is billed as a trilogy, but Brothers in Valor does not bring the action to a close. Now he's in the middle of something he doesn't understand, never asked for, and is having quite possibly the greatest time of his life. The Commonwealth has more worlds, more ships, more soldiers. I listened to the audible narration and I'm at a bit of a love-hate relationship with it. It is the year 2315, the 33rd year of the Krag Wars. Before that date, Max became an expert on battle tactics, the psychology of command and leadership, the customs and fighting techniques of the mysterious and powerful Vaaach race, and more.
This makes him one of the Union Space Navy's rising stars. It holds the tension and interest up, it also ends with us in a precarious position almost as if it were the end of a chapter not the end of a book. But when a high-profile bombing on Earth has Pervenio Corp clamoring for answers, they force him to team up with a strange, cyber-augmented partner. Yet among these incredible beings, a single creature is born with the power to rewrite the destiny of the land. Even more, it didn't really feel as if the story was even remotely as harrowing as the others. I enjoyed the book immensely and I certainly hope that Mr. The enemy is strong, their fleets larger and more powerful than intelligence reports had predicted.
He serves the role of inexperienced military personnel, asking questions that the readers need answered in context. I will go out on a limb here and say, unlike most other reviewers, I didn't exactly like, but I did appreciate, the ending. Warily, the Cumberland follows strict orders from Admiral Hornmeyer to enter Krag territory and take down a feared tactician, code named 'Admiral Birch'. In several scenes the author has reverted to having characters tell us how remarkable other characters are by recounting segments of previous books, rather than demonstrating their actions through new material. Because despite this being the end of the trilogy, it does not end the story as a whole.
It is indeed a space novel with a Naval part, but H Paul Honsinger has crafted a well thought out,realistic universe to set his stories in. Sent on a covert mission behind enemy lines, Max and his crew are poised to strike a blow so hard that, if successful, it could turn the tide of the war. I think the main thing I didn't like was that throughout most of the series, the captain was able to overcome many death defying situations with his wit and strategy, but then all of a sudden he had nothing up his sleeve. Sent on a covert mission behind enemy lines, Max and his crew are poised to strike a blow so hard that, if successful, it could turn the tide of the war. The dialogue is entertaining although I got the impression that it was less inspired than in the previous books.
As the ship hunts pirates in deep space, Tom struggles to fit in and wonders if things can get any worse. In all, I did enjoy Brothers and Valor and look forward to the next book. Sahin, for example, felt more like a plot device than a character in Brothers in Valor. Here's to the hope that Book 4 follows fast on its heals! And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present. Unwilling to accept a desk, he takes command of a covert operation using a captured Commonwealth warship to strike at the very heart of their enemy, drawing away the reinforcements that could destroy the Alliance's recent gains. Why not, he thought, tell realistic human stories against the background of a realistic military conflict that just happens to be set 300 years in the future? Max is a great character who comes up with ingenious tactical solutions and is willing to trust his crew to know their jobs and make effective suggestions.
Brothers in Valor really ramps up the action compared to the previous Man of War novels. The first of the deep space carriers, no other warship in the fleet holds as many honors or has recorded as many kills. Those enjoying the exuberant speeches and World-buildling-through-dialogue will no doubt have fun with Brothers in Valor. The loud mouthed Admiral is back as well. Because of setting the book up as a war piece there is actually very little in the way of character development or advancement.
Captain Eric Weston and his crew, pushing past the boundaries of security, encounter horrors, wonders, monsters, and people, all of which will test their resolve. This makes him one of the Union Space Navy's rising stars. Sent on a covert mission behind enemy lines, Max and his crew are poised to strike a blow so hard that, if successful, it could turn the tide of the war. Honsinger currently lives in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, with his beloved wife, Kathleen, and stepson, Chris, as well as two highly eccentric cats. This is usually the mechanism that the author uses to explain to us something that we don't already know or that isn't obvious, but you would think he could come up with some way other than the Doctor being once again in the dark about something that everyone else on the ship is astonished that he doesn't know.
Character development was a bit weaker here than in the previous books. Excellent narration, well said and with a great cast of characters, from Max Robishau the Captain to the youngest ship's boy. Because of setting the book up as a war piece there is actually very little in the way of character development or advancement. A series isn't a trilogy if you plan on immediately continuing the series right where you left off with another 3 books, its just a 6 book series. A good feature of these books is that each isn't just another episode in the same world.
Heroes battle dragons, mages confront demons, and the gods watch over it all. But the Alliance cannot win. Hopefully the next ones will return to the former glory. It holds the tension and interest up, it also ends with us in a precarious position almost as if it were the end of a chapter not the end of a book. For the first time, readers will meet Fleet Admiral Charles L.
The bulk of the book is involved in a daring and dangerous mission or two missions, really behind enemy lines. While some elements in Brothers in Valor are weaker than in its predecessors, the action is top notch. In June 2304, the 16-year-old green Ensign Max Robichaux is given a small but fast and stealthy ship to penetrate enemy space, observe a mock attack on a new kind of enemy battle station, and return with information on the station, enemy weapons, enemy tactics, and other valuable intelligence. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. Paul Honsinger's life long passions. This is another very enjoyable book in the Man Of War series. Translating into individual weapon guidance commands….