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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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Neither man is willing to budge, and both concede that additional income is required and, per the DuQuesne Plan the source of this income should be new conquests. I call that a win.

She discovers that as well as a lot of unchecked smuggling, there is something else very str Honor Harrington is a smart and feisty Commander in the Royal Manticoran Navy. The book was entertaining but wasn’t anything approaching great literature. I also really wasn’t all that caught up in Mr. Oct 04, Wealhtheow rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Much of the first half of the book is dedicated to revealing how Honor and her crew fix everything that is broken on Basilisk Station, and it is truly fascinating to experience.

View all 4 comments. Unbeknownst to Manticore, The Republic of Haven, which hopes to better its economy by conquering resource-wealthy planets, plans to invade Manticore by way of the wormhole junction terminus at Basilisk Station. The People’s Republic of Haven finds that its economy is increasingly strained due to its welfare state and massive military budget, thus forcing their leaders to end their standoff with Manticore by any means necessary.

I am happy to report that the tension does mount as the narrative proceeds, and there is an abundance of asskickery in the last pages of the book.

As the crew got to know the real Honor, so did I, and the way they warmed up to her mirrored my own experience while reading about her.


If so, they picked on the wrong person and the wrong place. And what a ride it was. This is “hard sci-fi,” which I don’t usually read and this book helped me remember why. This is David Weber’s first of a series effort with Honor Harrington in a honir military yarn.

Personally I found it intrinsic to the story line in the end, as it explained the limitations as to what could happen in certain situations no spoiler intended. A raid on this drug lab also reveals the hrrington of further contamination: This is the reason for four stars instead of five.

I didn’t miss it! They’ve made her mad. Customer Ratings for On Basilisk Station. During this, Honor learns of a long-standing drug ring catering to the Medusan aboriginesa three-legged sentient species at a Bronze Age technology level. Manticore reinforces the system in time to greet the “visiting” Havenite task forcewhich leaves after a suitable interval to inform Haven of the failure.

Maybe that’s just me. While admittedly it takes a little while to get going and the author does, from time to time, understandably detail at length certain aspects of the universe more than I would likeI was reminded of a more engaging, and less cumbersome, sci-fi take on Patrick O’Brian’s excellent Master and Commander series.

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I couldn’t even describe anyone physically, apart from Honor and her frequently mentioned hard, narrowed, unblinking, flashing, all over the place brown eyes. There are times here when the plot exposition seemed to me to go on, even wander on forever.

I want to like them beause I like the movies. Women are portrayed in every rank and sector of Manticoran society, and every level of the military from the enlisted to the high command.

Honor is by far the most prominently displayed character in the book, which means there is a lot riding on her shoulders. Parliament i Honor Harrington in trouble: Beta node capsule Combat Information Center Counter-grav tubeway forceblade hyper-capable Hyper Log hyperspace Impeller band Impeller drive Impeller wedge Inertial compensator intrasystem Intercom screens gravity generator Q-ship power room Prolong Treatment sidewall Warshawski sail Yard mech.

That’s a technical term we engineers use. harrignton

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The only time I had any thought of boredom was whenever the Marines were discussing and planning. Take some of the politics from Dune, add harrimgton dash of Star Trek and flavor with WW II scouting and battles, and you’ve got an idea of how the plot plays out.


Dec 28, Lightreads rated it it was ok Shelves: At the heart of the book, it is a story of a woman overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds through her intelligence, courage, and determination. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. So yeah, not for me. Possession of Basilisk and its wormhole terminus would give Haven a strategic advantage over the Star Kingdom. It was like waiting through the credits of a movie hoping for a cool extra out-take only to a commercial for the talent agency.

Aug 25, carol.

On Basilisk Station

And they turn this backwater system into something they can be proud of. The price she pays is being detailed to back-water patrol duty at Basilisk Station. Trivia About On Basilisk Stati Honor is stronger because of her home planet, so her strength and treecat are not unusual for where she comes from. When Honor Harrington became a Captain in the Royal Manticorian Navy, she never imagined her first assignment would turn out like this! Unfortunately she is a bit too clever in simulated war games and upsets the wrong people and is banished to the backwaters of Basilisk Station.

The last few chapters, the major space battle, were thrilling.

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Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: I understand, but I don’t agree — at least not at this stage in the series, though I’ve read analyses w There are many faults with On Basilisk Station. Hohor, unlike similar authors, Weber doesn’t let the technology dominate. I am actually very well read in sci-fi to the detriment of being generally well read but nobody can read everything, even some popular titles are often overlooked.