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Old 10-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #31
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I've read the Honor Harrington series twice now (the first time without the anthologies and the second time with) - both times I've stalled out after book 9. Hubby, who has read the entire series multiple times, says it is info/emotional overload. It is very easy to get burned out, especially after books 8 & 9.

I'm not sure when I'll try finishing the series again.

I do want to try Safehold, however.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:35 AM   #32
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If the HH series information overload burned you out, then don't waste your money on the Safehold series. The information overload is much worse and begins in the first book. I've read the 6 books so far in the series (it's looking like it will be at least another 6 books before it is close to concluding), and each is overly long largely because of the excessive detail Weber provides. It's almost as if he has lost his way as regards what fiction writing is about.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:04 AM   #33
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Thank you for the warning! We already own 5 of the books, as hubby read that series as well. I'll have to ask if he plans to continue.
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I have a method to deal with the "infodumps"---just skim over them. For the most part, they aren't necessary to the story, rather like sex scenes in romantic suspense. Spice and filler, for the most part.

The Honor Harrington series is worth reading, but I've never been able to get into the Safehold series. Tried to read the first book four times, and gave up.
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Safehold 1 starts slow but has lots of action if you can make it throught the slow parts.
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