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Torch of Freedom Hardcover – Nov 17 2009


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  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Baen; Har/Cdr edition (Nov. 17 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439133050
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439133057
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.6 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #422,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Weber is author of the New York Times best-selling Honor Harrington series as well as In Fury Born and other popular novels. With Steve White, he is the author of Insurrection, Crusade, In Death Ground, and the New York Times best seller The Shiva Option, all novels based on his Starfire SF  strategy game.

 

Eric Flint, with  David Drake, has written six popular in the Belisarius series, now being reissued in hardcover omnibus volumes, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War, novels in the Ring of Fire series and on Crown of Slaves, the prequel to Torch of Freedom and a best of the year pick by Publishers Weekly. Flint received his masters degree in history from UCLA and was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in East Chicago, IL with his wife and is working on more books in the best-selling Ring of Fire series.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex Turner on Dec 15 2009
Format: Hardcover
Torch of FreedomThis was one of the slowest of Mr. Weber's books I have read yet. Pages & pages of conversation, with all the action occuring in the final 10% of the book.
That Mesa and Manpower are, as usual, up to no good, and ploting some incredably destructive move on the rest of the Galaxie is stated, but not a hint of what's going to happen.
With the time period between the publication of Honor Harrington books, the reader is somewhat frustrated at the wait to see what is actually going to happen.
I am looking forward to the New Honor Harrinton book due next year, which hopefully, will fill in some of the blanks.
I would personally also like to see further Prince Roger stories, which Mr Weber cowrote with John Ringo.

Alex Turner
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Although I have never even started on the Honor Carrington series by David Weber for a variety of reasons, I enjoyed this book (the second in the Honorverse series if you can call it that) as much as I did the first offering -- Crown of Slaves. The action is fast and just when I thought perhaps too many plot lines had been introduced because I was starting to wonder when the action would return to the one that I was expecting when I downloaded the book, things came full circle and the web of connections began to tighten up.

I'm not a huge fan of strictly military type stories, even if they are sci-fi, but I enjoy spy vs. spy capers and this book showcases the talents of two spies that are regularly described as the creme de la creme of spies and counter-espionage workers. David Weber's choice of names for the far-flung planets that the action takes place on and around --Erewhon for one plus Jeremy X as the leader of the Audubon Ballroom -- gave me some good mental chuckles as I raced through the action .

I'd recommend this for all who like novels of the early Tom Clancy genre. Although I found some of the descriptions of the military engagements a little on the tedious side, they were easy enough to skim through in order to keep the basic thread of who was thrashing who and who they probably were affiliated with without entirely losing the thread of the basic story itself.

I had read Crown of Slaves much earlier and now think that I should probably go back and read it again, if nothing else I should probably reread them both in order so that I can follow the political machinations more easily.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marc Petrick on Jan. 27 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed the first Torch book "Crown of Slaves" but this universe is too slow paced to keep me interested. I work in an office so I don't want to read about other people's meetings.

I have given up on this series. Anyone want to buy this hardcover cheap?
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By John Fleming on Sept. 3 2015
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Just great.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John T. Mainer on Dec 15 2009
Format: Hardcover
A very good book. Three men; a good man in the service of evil he is only now awaking to, a cynical opportunist who can't believe he's willing to die for a slave's freedom, and a walking nightmare who knows he fights for the right. History and the course of empires will turn on three people who have to decide if they are willing to see the heavens fall to see justice done.Torch of Freedom
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