david weber

  1. Parson

    Uncompromising Honor: The Best Honor Harrington Book? (No Spoilers)

    Uncompromising Honor: The Best Honor Harrington Book? David Weber’s Uncompromising Honor is the best Honor Harrington book in twenty years. It is possibly the best Honor Harrington book of all. Personally, I would still favor the original four, Honor Harrington on Basilisk Station, For the...
  2. Vertigo

    At the Sign of Triumph by David Weber

    At the Sign of Triumph is the ninth book in the Safehold series and, with each book a seriously weighty doorstop, that represents a truly massive word count. And that per book word count has increased, as far as I can see, more or less in line with the series’ popularity and Weber’s own ascent...
  3. Parson

    Weberverse & Honor Harrington Movie

    In the last couple of weeks I've run across the Youtube series of videos with David Weber being interviewed on a lot of different topics. If you know Weber you know that not only does he like to write long books he can also ramble on and on. But on the whole I've found them interesting. Here's...
  4. Vertigo

    Weber interview about Safehold

    I just came across this video interview with Weber on Safehold. Actually it's not really an interview; it's a monologue from Weber with the interviewer just listening (why doesn't that surprise me :D) A couple of key points around the 15:55 mark are of interest: "At the Sign of Triumph is not...
  5. Vertigo

    Shadow of Victory by David Weber

    It’s interesting how since the first Honor Harrington book – On Basilisk Station – Weber’s writing has morphed from military adventure SF to political SF. There is nothing inherently wrong with such a transformation except possibly that he was much better at writing the former and, whilst he was...
  6. Parson

    Shadow of Victory

    Well, I can't believe it but I am finally going to start to read this book. That I've had it for weeks and weeks and haven't opened it yet must mean that I'm afraid David Weber has lost some of his mojo for me. I'll try to post how I'm feeling about the book at somewhat regular periods of time...
  7. Vertigo

    Hell's Foundations Quiver

    Hell’s Foundations Quiver continues the story of Safehold as the two ‘picas,’ Merlin and Nimue, assist the Charisian Empire in its struggle against the corrupt Church of God Awaiting. After barely surviving the initial land assault by the Temple armies in the previous book the Charisian forces...
  8. Vertigo

    Like a Mighty Army By David Weber

    For me at least, Weber continues his roller coaster Safehold writing. The early books were great and then number four – A Mighty Fortress – limped in with 900 pages of info dumps, conversations and pseudo history text. I noted at the time that it was the most boring Weber I’d yet read. Then he...
  9. Vertigo

    Cauldron of Ghosts by David Weber and Eric Flint

    Cauldron of Ghosts is without doubt, and by a very large margin, the worst book in the various Honorverse series that it has been my displeasure to have to read. And I do mean 'have to' as my fear was that had I just thrown it away, as was my inclination (unwise as I read on an eReader!), it...
  10. Vertigo

    Shadow of Freedom by David Weber

    Finally this is Weber back on form again. Much of my more recent Weber reading has suffered, in my opinion, from too much of the narrative being presented through discussions between people sitting on their bums; in meetings or over meals etc. To the extent that my last HH book – A Rising...
  11. TitaniumTi

    The Road to Hell

    The third book in the Multiverse series is apparently scheduled for publication in March next year. The first book in the series remains my favourite Weber book and, for eight years, I've been hanging over the cliff at which the second book finished. So...:)
  12. Timba

    Hells' Foundations Quiver

    A new book in the safehold series but they want $14.99 for the kindle book so I will have to wait for the price to drop when it becomes available as a paperback, simply too much for an e-book.
  13. Parson

    Stories in the Honorverse

    In July's "75 Word Challenge" I wrote a story in the Honorverse. I found it fun and enlarged it. I offer it here for your reading pleasure, and hopefully to inspire some other people to write a story in the Honorverse for our combined pleasure. --------------- An Honorable Deception “How...
  14. Timba

    The Sword of the South

    We return to an action Sword and Sorcery fantasy with Bahzell the hradani, Wencit the Rum, Leena and new characters such as Kenhodan, Gwynna and Elryth. I found the story fast paced and engrossing. There is clearly more of the story to tell but the first book was excellent and wetted my...
  15. B

    Why Not a live action Honor Harrington Tv Series ?

    Id love to see that happen. If so who would you like to see write and produce it? :)
  16. Vertigo

    The Service of the Sword by David Weber

    This collection of short stories (novellas really; 6 stories in around 450 pages) is something of a mixed bag. The first two stories – Promised Land by Jane Lindskold and With One Stone by Timothy Zahn – are moderately good. A Ship Named Francis by John Ringo and Victor Mitchell was dreadful...
  17. Vertigo

    Midst Toil and Trouble by David Weber

    Now Weber has become so famous he desperately needs someone to discipline his writing, and ruthlessly edit his work. Or maybe he just needs to not try and put out three or four new books a year. This book (in my ebook edition) is 720 pages and for three quarters of that (two books worth in a...
  18. ralphkern

    Mission of Honor

    Is anyone else really struggling with the later HH books? I want to love them, and I'm affording David Weber a hell of a lot more slack than I would any other author... but MOH is just like reading like the minutes of a set of meetings. (200 pages in and, quite literally it has all been in...
  19. Vertigo

    Weber blog post that might amuse Safehold readers

    I thought this blog post from Weber might amuse readers of his Safehold series. He does specify that it is a 'joke post' but I wonder whether it is an indication of how far the Safehold series might be intended to run. I'm not saying he is seriously intending to merge Safehold with the Fifth...
  20. Brian G Turner

    Free David Weber Honor Harrington books on Kindle

    Just checked out David Weber on Amazon, and the first two Honor Harrington books are coming up as free for Kindle. Not sure if this has been posted about elsewhere on the forums - my apologies if I forgot! But here you go anyway: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ARPJBS0/?tag=brite-21...