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"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone. " -- Rose Kennedy

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. ”  -- Plato

“The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living. ”  -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love. ”  -- Washington Irving

“We all wear masks and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin.”  -- André Berthiaume

“I am an invisible man. No I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe: Nor am I one of your Hollywood movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, simply because people refuse to see me.”  -- Ralph Ellison

“Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death.”  -- Molière

“Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.”  -- Jean de La Fontaine

“Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”  -- Jean de La Fontaine


On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington #1) by David Weber

On Basilisk Station  - David Weber

I really liked Honor and her moral as well as her passion for what her duties entailed.

Some of the pages came of really dry, especially the sections with the technical stuff. What really made me enjoy this book was what transpired after the arrival at the Basilisk Station. The action prior that read as some kind of exercise and I'm loath to admit I'm not sure what was going on (even now, I may have to reread that part), whether it was just some training or real? 

However what happened was that Honor got a lucky strike and after that failed to impress her superior and thus got sent to Basilisk Station.

The book IMO only improved after that and I liked seeing Honor really stepping it up.

The switching POV's took a bit for me to get used to, but that's because I'm primarily an 1 POV throughout a book kinda fan. I think I may have to broaden my horizon in that sense.

That final battle scene really tore at me. It was well done and a bit emotional. That scene brought the book up to a solid 4 stars for me.

(show spoiler)

I'll continue this series in the hopes some of the dryness will get better as the series progress. I would rate this a Med Sci-Fi.

Oh and the treecat is pretty awesome - I want one of those lol.

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