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*Read E-pub ⚜ Deadly Nightshade Ù Max Robichaux s thrilling adventures didn t begin onJanuarywhen he took command of the USS Cumberland at the age ofSomehow, before that date, Max became an expert on battle tactics, the psychology of command and leadership, the customs and fighting techniques of the mysterious and powerful Vaaach race, and how to devise innovative strategies to defeat superior enemy forces, bringing his ship and his men home when the odds are against him Deadly Nightshade tells a small but crucial part of that story, shedding light on how Max became the creative, innovative, deadly warrior readers have come to know in the Man of War Trilogy In June , theyear old green Ensign Max Robichaux is given a small but fast and stealthy ship to penetrate enemy space, observe a mock attack on a new kind of enemy battle station, and return with reams of information on the station, enemy weapons, enemy tactics, and other valuable intelligence Max finds that his vessel s capabilities as well as his own courage and tenacity are tested when a Vaaach ship intervenes in the Krag exercise and takes Max away from his task and from any hope of rescue It seems that the Vaaach have their own uses for the young ensign and his nearly invisible craft Max must fight his way past a superior force of alien fighters to come to the aid of a race being victimized in one of the most horrific ways imaginable Once there, he must call upon every ounce of courage and the deepest parts of his humanity to save millions of lives through making what may prove to be the ultimate sacrifice Deadly Nightshade is a novella length approximately , words tale of adventure, courage, tenacity, and sacrifice It packs everything Honsinger s readers expect realistically staged space combat, deep character development, believable aliens, and the thrill of being on a warship in deep space into a compact package Fans of Honsinger s other books will gain interesting insight into the events that helped make Max Robichaux the officer we meet in the Man of War books It is also an easily accessible entre to the series for new readers A follow up novella, The Hunters of Vermin, is expected in January I didn t like this prequel as much as the main series 20 something Max Robichaux is charming, intelligent and fun to watch Teenage Max is significantlyannoying And somewhat sexist, although some of that is probably overactive libido The story all takes place with himor less by himself in a small ship on a solo mission, so the interesting banter is missing There are a couple of great Swamp Fox moments, where he suddenly thinks of a great idea and you can see the man he s going I didn t like this prequel as much as the main series 20 something Max Robichaux is charming, intelligent and fun to watch Teenage Max is significantlyannoying And somewhat sexist, although some of that is probably overactive libido The story all takes place with himor less by himself in a small ship on a solo mission, so the interesting banter is missing There are a couple of great Swamp Fox moments, where he suddenly thinks of a great idea and you can see the man he s going to become But on the whole, I could have skipped this one Looking forward tomainline books in the series going forward Picked this up for a pittance on Audible might have been free after really enjoying the Man of War series This is a prequel, set 12 years before To Honor You Call Us, where Ensign Max Robichaux is being sent on a deep space reconnaissance mission as something of a punitive measure He gets hijacked by the mysterious and comparatively omnipotent Vaaach, and this novella along with its successor The Hunters of Vermin detail how he is so familiar with Vaaach behavior and tactics during the even Picked this up for a pittance on Audible might have been free after really enjoying the Man of War series This is a prequel, set 12 years before To Honor You Call Us, where Ensign Max Robichaux is being sent on a deep space reconnaissance mission as something of a punitive measure He gets hijacked by the mysterious and comparatively omnipotent Vaaach, and this novella along with its successor The Hunters of Vermin detail how he is so familiar with Vaaach behavior and tactics during the events of the main trilogy, as well as providing someof Honsinger s brand of fun.This was all right and interesting in its own right, but not as good as the trilogy Primarily because Max is a foul mouthed youth, and also because the situations that he s placed in just aren t quite as interesting This is basically a series of astrophysical puzzles tests, met solo by Max and written in Honsinger s very detailed, hard sci fi style, that are executed as the book s short length progresses.A worthy read listen for Honsinger s fans, but I would never advise reading it before the main series Paul, Just recently found your books via BookGorrilla and was intrigued by the descriptions I m Greatly surprised and I want to thank you for some of the absolute best military sf I have EVER read That s to include in no particular order David Drake, David Weber, Jay Allan, RAH, John Ringo, Isaac Hooke, John Scalzi, M.R Forbes, Mark E Cooper, Richard Fox, Orson Scott Card, Travis S Taylor and so manyof my favorite authors I grew up with e.g E E Doc Smith, R.A Heinlein, Arth Paul, Just recently found your books via BookGorrilla and was intrigued by the descriptions I m Greatly surprised and I want to thank you for some of the absolute best military sf I have EVER read That s to include in no particular order David Drake, David Weber, Jay Allan, RAH, John Ringo, Isaac Hooke, John Scalzi, M.R Forbes, Mark E Cooper, Richard Fox, Orson Scott Card, Travis S Taylor and so manyof my favorite authors I grew up with e.g E E Doc Smith, R.A Heinlein, Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Jack Williamson and have been an avid reader of just about anything I could get my hands on, especially sf.Thank YOU Steven BerghUSN VietNam 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