That is my hope, Flint seems to be closest in feel to Weber out of the non-Weber HH stuff I have read. So maybe it will be OK.... Weber remains my favorite though but I think Zahn will blend with him as well as Flint does and that promises good stuff coming in the future.
I think that the way you think about the Honorverse makes sense, but I don't believe that's how the author or the publisher makes the qualifications.That is my hope, Flint seems to be closest in feel to Weber out of the non-Weber HH stuff I have read. So maybe it will be OK.
Parson: I get confused by the different HH 'classifications'. I tend to think in terms of the core HH books, Then Honorverse I treat as being the four complete books: Crown of Slaves (W+F), Torch of Freedom (W+F), Shadow of Saganami (W) and Storm From the Shadows (W). Then the Worlds of Honor books are the short story collections from a number of different authors. It is the latter ones that I have read only one of and only really liked Weber's contribution.
Oh and I had forgotten Bujold. I do like her work but not as much as Moon and Moon not as much as Weber.
You know I wondered whether I ought to be giving that series a second chance; I guess you've just answered that one for meVertigo -- I agree with you about the series with Ringo --- I"m embarrassed to report that I actually read 2 of them hoping for better. It got worse!
But Timothy Zahn's Star Wars stuff is highly regarded, If I recall correctly I read one of them. But more importantly I read the first 3 of the "Cobra" series. (I see he has several more out.) But those first 3 were solid. Solid ideas, solid characters, and a solid plot. I'm excited about the prospect.