It collects the first five issues of the Tales of Honor comic series as a trade paperback, and retells the story of David Weber 's first Honor Harrington novel of the same name. The book retells the events of the Honorverse novels through a framing device: the first issue begins with Commodore Honor Harrington being held as a prisoner of war by Havenite Secretary of Public Information Cordelia Ransom as originally described in the sixth main series novel, In Enemy Hands. Tortured and isolated, she begins to recall the events that led her here, beginning with her mission on Basilisk Station. Sign In Don't have an account?
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Some of these books have been sitting on my digital and physical bookshelves for 5 years or more. Usually this happens because I see the book through one of my daily deal emails from Amazon. The book title looks interesting, the description fits with one of my preferred reading genres, the reviews look promising, and the price is too good to pass up.
I saw the book in an Amazon Daily Deal email in January date thanks to Amazon for keeping track of my purchases. The book fit with one of my preferred reading genres, science fiction. The reviews were encouraging. And the price was certainly too good to pass up since it was free. From there, the book sat on my digital bookshelf.
Each year when putting together my reading list, I had every intention of reading it. It just never made it to the top of my reading list, until earlier this year. So after languishing for over 5 years, I finally read On Basilisk Station.
As you might expect, the first book in the series spends a lot of time building the characters and the surrounding environment. The book, and the Honorverse on the whole, is built around the Honor Harrington character. In On Basilisk Station, she is put in charge of a ship and its crew for the first time. As a young commander, she is given the responsibility of protecting an outpost in the far reaches of space from an encroaching, combatant galactic system. In addition to battling external forces, she also has to overcome her immediate commanding officer who makes every attempt to deliberately sabotage her mission.
The book focuses on development of the primary characters and sets the stage for future entries in the series. However, there is enough action in the book for it to stand on its own, and ithas plenty of interesting science fiction concepts regarding how we might travel, explore, and inhabit space in the future.
I enjoy stand-alone books more, or series that are much, much shorter in nature. However, if you like being immersed in deep environments like the Harry Potter universe or The Expanse by James Corey , then the Honorverse may be a great fit for you. Share on: Facebook.
Book review: On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington)
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On Basilisk Station
Some of these books have been sitting on my digital and physical bookshelves for 5 years or more. Usually this happens because I see the book through one of my daily deal emails from Amazon. The book title looks interesting, the description fits with one of my preferred reading genres, the reviews look promising, and the price is too good to pass up. I saw the book in an Amazon Daily Deal email in January date thanks to Amazon for keeping track of my purchases. The book fit with one of my preferred reading genres, science fiction. The reviews were encouraging.
Tales of Honor Volume 1: On Basilisk Station
On Basilisk Station is a science fiction novel by American writer David Weber ,  first published in Though Basilisk Station and the planet of Medusa have become a dumping ground for military officers, currently in disfavor, from her home star system of Manticore. Honor is determined to discharge her duty regardless of the circumstances. The story follows Honor and her crew as they deal with the responsibilities of their assignment. When their duty leads them to discover events that would lead to an invasion of Medusa, they have no choice but to act.