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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View all 5 comments. List of Honorverse characters. Even though shorthanded and lacking full resources to basiljsk address all the requirements of their duty at Basilisk, Fearless and her crew rise to the circumstances.

The characters are cardboard cutouts of the type dreamed up by men who fetishise the military.

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Please try again later. That has its interest and I did appreciate the insight into how officers think about their assignments and how to run a ship.

I wish that there had been more of that, and more effort to develop the personalities and relationships among the crew. The Silesian Confederate Navy. While I didn’t find any other character nearly as engaging as Honor except maybe for her adorable treecat, Nimitzmany of them had their own personalities and quirks that made them interesting, too. View all 32 comments. Bazilisk, I realize it’s a matter of taste.

Weber even avoids the trap have having Honor be too perfect, as she staion makes mistakes and lets her pride and emotions cloud her judgment. What Else To Read? Basilis will definitely be reading more of this series.

I’ve also acquired an e-book version. A bit heavy handed. Very few chapters are the same, as Honor’s approach differs from case to case. Maybe that’s just me. I am hoping this improves in future installments and that Honor Harrington will start to feel more real. Honor Harrington in trouble: Promoted twice to Captain of the List, Honor is disappointed when the light cruiser is retired from service, but instead, she is given command of a newly constructed Star Knight -class heavy cruiserre-christened as the new Fearless.


Lists with This Book. No one sex is made to look bad. Needless to say I won’t be listing the series stxtion on these reviews, as nasilisk would just take up too much time. There is very little of that in the first half of the book. View all 15 comments.

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Personally I found it intrinsic Well this was my first dip into the “Honorverse” and I really enjoyed it. I didn’t even read the “Appendix on Time” after the book. Directly through Baen Books, it is also available personally signed by David Weber. Harrington’s assignment is basically boring smuggler control. But given the story’s background situation of an imperialist occupation of a less developed planet, view spoiler [in which the inhabitants are manipulated and then massacred by the thousands hide spoiler ]I needed something a bit more hard-hitting and incisive than a celebration of military professionalism, and a rueful “mistakes were made” awareness.

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I also understand people who think Honor is a bit of a “Mary Sue”, a bit too perfect. BUT you get two good books and characters that can both be read and enjoyed, Hornblower and Honor, that’s always a good thing. The majority of the plot seems to be either planning sessions where Harrington discusses at length with a variety of people what they should do next, or exposition explaining why something works seemingly to the molecular level.

Jun 17, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: The use of HMS as a ship prefix obviously hearkens back to the UK Navy and the ships in Hornblower and it is the story of a young navel officer starting out and growing.

I understand, but I don’t agree oon at least not at this stage in the series, though I’ve read analyses which suggests it definitely harringtom that way.

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Harrington tries to make the best of her first command, on a old ship with some new weaponry. Weber has clearly put some of the time he never spent thinking about adding a third dimension to his characters or making his heroine interesting in considering the physics and strategy of space battles. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It can be very entertaining laughing at everything that goes wrong with a book.


The most egregious comes near the very end, when the climactic space battle which 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.

Honor Harrington In Chronological Order: The first book of the Honor Harrington saga may be light on action, but there’s still plenty of wonder and intrigue to be found On Basilisk Station! Ever since junior high school, I’ve appreciated historical fiction about the British Navy in the age of sail; I like the ambiance, the ethos, and the action of the storylines.

So value for money is not a problem, as for the time investment, read on! Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Parliament isn’t sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is smuggling; the merchant cartels want her head; the star-conquering, so-called “Republic” of Haven is Up To Something; and Honor Harrington has a single, over-age light cruiser with an armament that doesn’t work to police the entire star system.

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.

What a thrill it is to discover a whole universe of stories fully forrmed and ready for me to dive into at maximum military acceleration! The hnor thus sets up a thrilling web of suspense, intrigue, and speculation, as Honor realizes the gravity of their situation and we see her mind spinning into action, devising plans and counterplans. University of Wisconsin University Bookstore. The ending is satisfying, with no annoying and artificial cliffhangers to cajole you into buying the next book, but trust me: Someone has been supplying the natives with mind-altering drugs and weapons in an attempt to inspire a revolt against the officers of Basilisk Station.

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