Monday, February 16, 2015

For Honor We Stand (Man of War Book 2) by H. Paul Honsinger (Book 2014)

So this second iteration of the Man of War series built upon everything from the first book. If you enjoyed the first, then this second one is right up your alley.

Even though I do like the author's writing, and his ability to really build up some of its characters, I can't help but comment on the fact that the main protagonist seems to be infallible to anything and everything. He never makes a mistake and totally commands his spaceship as if he has many decades of experience under his belt. I know the character is touted as being a tactical genius of sorts, but it gets a bit tiring to read about a fresh-faced command officer who never makes any mistakes.

Additionally, at times he seems to have a holier-than-thou attitude towards certain behaviors of his crew, which adds to the arrogance of the primary. I do like the story and where it's going with the third book, but yeah the main character seems more and more like an impossibility in the world of Sci-Fi fiction.
Rating - High