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Torch of Freedom by David Weber and Eric Flint

Title: Torch of Freedom
Author: David Weber and Eric Flint
Series: This is a sequel to the Honor Harrington spinoff, Crown of Slaves.
Genre: Space opera.
Setting: Torch - the planet where genetic slaves threw off the yokes of their oppressors in a surprisingly contained rebellion - and other popular Honorverse destination.
Reason for Reading: I loved Crown of Slaves. I think that Flint's contributions make Weber's books more personal and easier to read. He brings a richness to the characters that Weber has less of a gift for.
Pages: 602 (rather restrained for Weber)
Copyright Date: 2009
Cover: What appears to be a space station amusement park.
First line: "Beyond the Protectorates, starting at a distance of 210 light-years or so from sol and extending for depths of from 40 to over 200 light-years, was the region known as 'the Verge.'"
Best part: I liked the new characters introduced in this volume.
Worst part: I saw some elements of the plot pretty much from the first chapter.
Imaginary Theme Song: "What a Feeling" - it has just that touch of cheese.
Grade: C+
Recommended for: Fans of the series. Otherwise you'd be a little lost.
Related Reads: Crown of Slaves, naturally, and also On Basilisk Station (which Weber wrote on his own). Halfway Human is another interesting title about slaves in the diaspora of space, though it has less action.
Tags: books 2010, fiction
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