Book Review: Storm from the Shadows by David Weber

Diane Morrison

Storm from the Shadows (Honorverse: Saganami Island, #2)Storm from the Shadows by David Weber
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I chewed through the Honorverse Saga over the last little while because a housemate is also reading the series, and I’m trying to keep ahead of him so that we can talk about it. So expect a lot of Honorverse reviews from me in the near future.

This book is a significant departure in style from Weber’s other Honorverse works. As a result, it has gotten mixed reviews. Some readers accept it as a natural extension of previously-established technique and perspectives; others dislike it because it loses some of the personal third-person focus that has characterized many other books in the series.

I find myself wondering at what Weber’s process was when writing this and the remainder of the series. Many of the events are repeated from other books. I suspect he said to himself:

“Okay, I’ve…

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