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I must admit I am hooked on the Honor Harrington series. The Honor-universe series gives us more insight into the times and history than could be provided in the original series. This book is a collection of three short stories. The first is about young Stephanie Harrington and the first encounter with the tree cats. This is also covered in the youth series about Stephanie, which adults will also enjoy. The second covers archeology about early space travel to Manticore. The third book covers the history of the engineering developments of space travel and the discoveries that allow for hyperspace travel. You really must enjoy science and technical information for this story. It also covers the Winton family and it's rise to power of the Manticore system. The three narrators, Victor Bevine, L. J. Ganser and Khristine Hvam did a good job reading the stories. Looking forward to more in this series.
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Confession: I'm an Honorverse fan. If you'r reading this, chances are you are too. This is not the first book I would recommend to someone I'm trying to introduce to the Honorverse. It is however a GREAT companion to the first several Honor books. We hear the back story to Honor's distant relative who settled on Sphinx. We also get a primer on the physics and math behind the methods of travel used in the books. In short, if you're already a fan of Honorverse books - this is a great book that will fill in many of the holes in the back story. The performance, is as good as the writing, but in spots can drag.
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