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Yeah, I m four chapter ruling this one I have a rule that if a book can t interest me within four chapters, there s plenty of others out there that can, and I shouldn t waste my time with one that can t I can usually sit down and enjoy the most terrible of Military Sci fi, but this one just isn t doing it for me Most of all, it s just really, really boring, and all of the characters are just so bland and lacking anything resembling personality And there s so much made up military jargon, and acronyms that the author either doesn t explain at all, or spends way to much time explaining Here s an idea, save yourself the need to explain, as well as saving the reader the head scratching over trying to figure it out, and work the jargon into the story in such away that the meaning is apparent There are literally PARAGRAPHS of this book that are made up of nothing but nonsense words and acronyms that are not explained until pages later You want to take me out of the story, entire paragraphs of meaningless gibberish is a pretty good way right there.If you re looking for some good military sci fi and keeps pushing this one on you like it s the freaking holy grail, don t give in to temptation, and skip it If you like well written sci fi with strong characters, pick up Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos instead, I ve recommended that one to quite a few people, and not had a complaint yet. H Paul Honsinger s To Honor You Call Us is on the softer side of Military SF Rat faced aliens religiously motivated and determined to exterminate humans play the role of villain The stage is the stars, and the stars teem with alien life Some species resemble catfish others appear to mirror carnivorous teddy bears.The year is 2315 Rough and tumble Max Robichaux is promoted to Captain, and the story follows his journey into deep space to fight the dreaded rat faced Krag In this era of FTL Faster Than Light space jumps, pulse cannons, and universal interspecies translators, we also encounter boarding parties, cutlasses, traditional firearms, beer and liquor rations, and battle axes.I struggled with this book None of the characters are engaging, the dialogue is clunky unoiled exposition, and pretty much the entire book is written in the passive voice Honsinger overloads his prose with anachronistic stumbling blocks jarring the reader from the 2315 present day I didn t want to at first, but I was willing to accept sword wielding boarding parties in space I drew the line at the ships commissary selling t shirts all sizes , ball caps, pins, coffee mugs, pillowcases, pendants, charm bracelets, polo shirts, shotglasses, workout shorts, throw pillows, Christmas tree ornaments, etc When I encounter a character saying, Maybe Santa Claus will come by in his sleigh and act as a missile decoy, I stop and scratch my noggin The year is 2315, what character drops this antiquated holiday reference And why does a character observe, The sounds reminded Max of a child playing with his oatmeal by using a drinking straw to make bubbles Is there really still straws and oatmeal in 2315 Don t get me wrong, I like oatmeal, but I ve never used a straw with it before.The struggle lies in Honsinger s earnest desire for his story to be taken seriously If this had been presented as a farce, a jape upon the genre of Military SF like the film Galaxy Quest poked good naturedly at its contemporary counterparts, I could have better rolled with the punches Unfortunately, that is not the case Honsinger s incessant desire to drop knowledge in the form of military history on the reader is tiring, and does nothing to advance the story When it s all said and done, this reads like fanfic, poorly written fanfic.I listened to the audiobook Ray Chase is the narrator, and damned if he didn t make this book better Since To Honor You Call Us is the first in the Man of War series, I fully expect Honsinger s writing to improve as the story continues And while I do feel burned by this book, I might be willing to pick up the next volume, in time, if Honsinger figures out what he is writing, drops the passive voice, and commits to intensive revision. [Download] ♌ To Honor You Call Us ☫ The Terran Union Is Engaged In A Vast Interstellar War Against The Krag, Ruthless Aliens Intent On Exterminating Humankind In , The Wily Max Robichaux Is Given Command Of The USS Cumberland, A Destroyer With State Of The Art Capabilities But A Combat Record So Bad, She S Known As The Cumberland Gap Capt Robichaux S First Mission To Take His Warship To The Free Corridor, Where The Krag Have Secretly Been Buying Strategic Materials, And To Seize Or Destroy Any Ships Carrying Enemy Cargo Far From The Fleet And Under Enforced Radio Silence, Max Relies Only On His Determination And Guile And The Support And Friendship Of His Chief Medical Officer, The Brilliant Dr SahinBecause Even As He Deals With The Ship S Onboard Problems And The Stress Of Carrying Out Her Risky Assignment, Max And The Doctor Discover That The Cumberland And Her Misfit Crew Are All That Stands In The Way Of A Deadly Krag Attack That Threatens To End The War And Humanity Once And For AllA Far Future Story In The Tradition Of Ships Of Wood, Men Of Iron Novels, To Honor You Call Us And The Man Of War Series Combines The Adventure Of Exploration, The Excitement Of War, And The Dangers Of The Unknown Through The Eyes Of A Ship And Her Crew I read the first half of this book quickly and then paused whilst I read a book club read I can t deny that I read the second half just as quickly but not so much because I wanted to find out what happened.The was lots of suspense and it was written in a very military way but nothing seemed to go wrong It was just too convenient that everything seemed to work out and the end of the back just seemed to be the final nail in the coffin for me, when congratulated on how well they had done It was kind of like one of the Hollywood movies that has to explain what happened just in case you didn t get it Well I read the whole book, so I got it and didn t need it re iterating.Probably somewhere between 2.5 3 stars I received a copy of this novel through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This review can also be found on my blog www.courtneysreads.blogspot.comWhile it took me quite a while to finish this novel it was by no means due to a lack of interest I was hooked from the first page The prologue was brilliant This novel is set in the year 2315 where Earth, along with its allies, is fighting a war against the Krag an alien race set on the destruction of humankind The main events of the story take place aboard the USS Cumberland, a destroyer in the Union Space Navy The Cumberland is up against tough odds, particularly considering the majority of its crew has little battle experience and are used to abuse from the commanding officers One of the best things about this novel is the characters and the relationships that we see beginning to develop Max, the young and impulsive captain, has a tormented past that leaves him haunted but he s very good at hiding his demons Abrahim Sahin, the chief medical officer, is articulate, brilliant, clueless, and observant all in good measure The combination is quite endearing The friendship that begins to develop between these two characters was beautifully depicted and I hope that it continues to be explored and developed throughout the rest of the series Some of the other characters that I particularly enjoyed were Brown, the chief engineer, who was hilarious I was always laughing during his portions of the novel He always had something funny to say that lightened the novel perfectly Garcia, Max s second in command, was also a favorite There were others I really enjoyed The entire crew of the Cumberland really made this novel for me, even those I didn t particularly enjoy The naval information was fascinating At times there was too much information dumped on the reader that could have been broken up and spread out, but it was all relevant and informative Even when the explanations became lengthy it was still nice to have the information presented, rather than the author assuming that you understand all of the naval jargon and such The glossary of terms at the end was also a nice addition I used it to refresh myself on some of the terms and sayings It was very informative The main downfall of this novel for me was the action scenes These scenes could be cleaned up and polished a bit to improve the overall flow At times it almost became too descriptive and was telling rather than showing what was happening This caused me to lose the story in the details a few times.I m really glad that I decided to read this novel I ve had little experience with science fiction in the past, but that I have read has impressed me and this novel will join that list I am very excited to start the second installment and see where Max takes his crew next. Patrick O Brien in SpaceThe first book in the series, the reader is thrust into an intergalactic war with a rat like species There are battles, mutiny, and interspecies politics If you like Honor Harrington or the Lost Fleet series you ll enjoy this series. Wow, I must say I am impressed After reading a lot of mediocre Space Opera over the past few years, I have finally found another series I actually like Excellent series so far The smaller scale of the books felt a lot like early Honor Harrington, with only a few ships and small scale diplomacy against a larger backdrop, but without the single ship charging into the unknown and getting into and out of all sorts of trouble that I have come to hate The series is told from the perspective of the commander of a smallish space faring military vessel, including interactions with his senior staff and crew The cast of recurring characters is relatively small and easy to remember, and the characters are actually adults, not testosterone addled kids getting in over their head doing stupid shit like Odyssey One Into the Black or Aurora CV 01 The future is dark there is a war on but it is not dystopian or post apocolyptic like Marines or The Empire s Corps It lacks the large scale plots and PoV shifts of David Weber s Honor Harrington series On Basilisk Station, which makes it a much easier read, like Dauntless or On Silver Wings, both of which are series I enjoyed It is no where near as dry as Lost Fleet, however There is a distinct lack of women in these books, as it is based on the archetype Ships of Wood, Men of Steel model, but the lack is explained early on and in a way that bemoans the lack of women in the fleet and emphasizes the genocidal nature of the alien threat In some ways this feels little different that many military books written by men, where the women often come across as very masculine, like Honor Harrington or Sorilla or Tanya Desjani I look forward to book 3 Definitely recommend this if you like military sci fi told from a naval perspective. This is a book that I stumbled on via various recommendations on Goodreads Kindle I am glad I did pick it up It is a great book Just my cup of tea It is a very enjoyable space adventure about two main, rather heroic, characters that quickly form a bond and proceed to, not only get the USS Cumberland back in shape, but also to save The Terran Union At least temporarily since this is just the first book in what I hope fill be a reasonably long series.The book is very well written and you really come to like the various characters, at least the ones that are meant to be likable The science is quite acceptable I was a bit put off at the start when they started to make combat with cutlasses and such archaic instruments It reminded me about Tour of the Merrimack, a series which I read because I wanted to finish what I started but was never really very impressed by It did not turn out to be as bad as I thought though and the space combat is quite well done.Sometimes the book can be quite humorous, often due to the way the author word things but also due to the friendly bantering and bickering between the various characters It is written for an adult audience and there is none of this nonsensical replacing of certain words that a soldier on the front lines would utter from time to time That kind of language is sparingly used though and mostly the author is demonstrating his skills in using the language instead I noticed that someone had written review giving the book a one star rating on Kindle claiming that the author is struggling with his sentence structure That review is blatantly false and nothing but trolling as far as I am concerned.This book is really a great adventure story in the same style as the old sailing ship adventure stories I loosely refer to Master Commander in the title but you can probably find quite a few other examples.I was planning to dig into another book by Christopher Nuttall after I had read this one but I am afraid that I got so immersed in this series that I just have to read the second book in the series right away so, sorry Mr Nuttall, yours have to wait a wee bit longer I just have to see where this series goes now. In the somewhat distant future, the Terran Union is engaged in a desperate war against an alien foe, the Krag The Union s goal is survival The Krag s goal is exterminating every last human A rising star, the newly promoted Capt Robichaux is assigned to the the USS Cumberland and tasked to harass, interdict, destroy, and disrupt the shipping of the Krag in the sleepy interstellar regions of the war Robichaux and his crew find themselves engaged in a pivotal engagement where they all that stands between a dangerous new incursion by the Krag and the core human systems.There is much to like in this book The space battles are great The author did a good job of converting the age of sail to the ago of star ships and faster than light travel The cat and mouse of the Cumberland stalking and being stalked made for some pretty tense moments Additionally, the hand to hand combat in the occasional boarding engagement was pretty exciting as well And the Krag make a great enemy that we can all enjoy blowing to hell and back.Unfortunately, there were some things in the book that also detracted from the experience When I read, I like to lose myself in the story There is nothing better than looking up from your book and realizing an hour and a half has just past or staying up til three in the morning because you simply can t put the book down That never happened with this book There were some real zingers that broke my immersion in the author s story.The books need to hold together with a certain amount of logic And this book failed that test for me OK, the Krag are engaged in an acknowledged war of human extermination As part of that war, they unleashed a terrible plague the Gynophage This disease left men largely unaffected, but had a 99% mortality among women It spread like crazy and it was only through a Herculean effort that a vaccine was developed Let s say that it killed 70% of all women and girls This is part of the author s story and it fits What doesn t fit is all the unaligned human worlds I have a hard time understanding how these numerous unaligned worlds would remain unaligned when a the Krag have announced their determination to exterminate humanity, and b the Krag virus has just killed most of the women on human planets Now maybe I could accept an oddball unaligned human state but lots of them No freaking way I think that given points a and b above ALL the human planets would come together to fight the Krag.This is minor, but related to the Gynophage, I was surprised that there were no hints of homosexual relationships Again, remember that conservatively speaking 70% of all women are dead The remaining women are closely guarded and kept out of front line navy deployments These men are at space for years at a time and even when they go planet side, there are simply no women Surely homosexuality would be accepted in this type of world In this story there weren t even hints I think the author missed a chance to make his story authentic.The other main problem with the book was its predictability Yes, of course, Robichaux is assigned to a problem ship Of course he has to whip the crew and officers into shape Of course he does it Of course he stumbles upon a secret blitzkrieg plan that the Krag have hatched Of course he thwarts it The whole thing just very linear I was expecting or hoping for some unexpected twist It never materialized.Finally, there was just an awful lot of explaining going on in the book The characters spend a great deal of time explaining things to one another so that I, as a reader, will know what is going on I may be the exception, but as a reader I kind of like not knowing exactly what is going on It is fun to figure it on my own without a character telling me A certain amount of exposition is necessary, but I felt there was too much.Two and a half stars rounded down to two This book was fun for space battles and kind of annoying for the rest of it I wound up with something less than I had expected. I ve read and love many books with the premise of Horatio Hornblower in space, but this one leans on the template of Aubrey Maturin, which I loved There s the same sense of character, but the friendship between Captain Max Robichaux and Dr Ibrahim Sahin is both familiar and a thing of its own There s a warmth here, the sense of a navy that relies heavily on the tradition of the Napoleonic British with a dash of Cold War submarine warfare, but done in such a way that it takes into account what it s trying to do and shows why things are the way they are The fact that it holds to a future timeline, too, anchors it, and one of my favorite things about the book was the gleeful references to history and pop culture that made their way into this future navy My favorite if a man s threatened to be put out the airlock, they call it to go dancing with the stars The book is also very well written, with info parsed out in the same running fashion as Patrick O Brian good and technical, but not too info dumpy The pacing is brisk, but always anchored in character, and the characters are all wonderfully human, with plenty of demons to fight and overcome The situation with the war with the Krag was dire, and painted in such a way that I wholeheartedly stood on the side of Max and his trouble ship, the U.S.S Cumberland And of course, the space combat is realistic and superb I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator Ray Chase was absolutely excellent If you can get the audio version, do Overall, a solid, surprising, and warmly human addition to my favorites of military SF.