Fair enough though i think it all depends on what you look for; personally I tend to leave series that focus on a character for too long (which for example are common in UF and Mystery) and the decision of DW to transform the Honorverse from essentially "a one woman and sidekicks", to a fully fledged space opera with tons of important characters, lots of theaters of action and a great three levels (so far though i expect that is all) storyline culminating in the
Originally Posted by Loerwyn
ultimate fight for the fate of the Galaxy and life as we know it against the EGO-to-be (evil galactic overlord) and his supermen and superwomen bent on transforming humanity in super-humanity whatever the lesser normals want and of course "discarding" the billions or possible trillions unfit in the process - here it is just an unbelievable scene when one of the EGO's main operatives has just literally pushed the trigger on the spark that will start the process and she offers us her musings about what she just did as she finally found out herself recently, and ironically as she herself notes, listening to a Manticoran composer
made it just the best sf around there is...
Yes there is some clunky writing, too many info dumps and a (thankfully played down as time goes by and the logical stuff - Grayson and their peculiar mores saving the day - anyone could see for a mile happens) silly romance, but the detail, the hundreds of characters and their fate on the huge canvas that DW gets to use is just awesome...
And as A Rising Thunder
was the first fully "into the unknown" (for longtime fans i mean) book, I will find it hard to have a sf to top it in 2012...