This book starts off well, though I was a bit worried as religion and equality between the sexes was obvious going to be the driving engine of the theme. I’m all for equality and I have my own ideas on religion. This book was written in 1993; the way it deals with radical religious ideologies feels like it was written some time after 9/11. So perhaps the world hasn’t changed that much.
Yeah! Let’s hear it for progress.
David Weber handles these elements, as well as the characters and the Honorverse, exceptionally well. I enjoyed the book from start to finish and am currently very sad that I don’t have book three yet. My favorite part, was the climactic space battle(s). The way things played out was original without seeming to try too hard to be original (in my humble opinion). Each aspect of the plot was foreshadowed with a deft hand, thus avoiding a Deus ex Machina that would seem almost required with Honor Harrington facing such a powerful opponent.
Honor Harrington: The Honor of the Queen is an entertaining example of military science fiction / space opera that I recommend for quality entertainment.