On Monday afternoon, Baen Books released the eARC (electronic Advanced Reader Copy) of the Shadow of Victory, the latest installment in David Weber's Honor Harrington series. Without getting into details that might serve as spoilers, I'll provide a very brief review.
First, let me start by saying that I enjoyed the book. Most of the individual scenes were enjoyable, and there were few glaring typos or errors that distracted from the writing. There were excellent action sequences, and there were scenes of old favorites we'd not spent time much time with in a while. It was a lot of fun.
Alas, I have two complaints. The first is that much of the book focused on various revolutionary/insurgent groups introduced in the previous book, Shadow of Freedom, rather than on Our Heroes. The second is that by the end of the novel, the Honorverse has chronologically advanced perhaps a couple days at most from where things were left at the ends of Shadow of Freedom and Cauldron of Ghosts.
Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. Do I regret having spent $15 on the eARC? No. Would I recommend you buy an eARC just so you can find out early what happens next in the Honorverse? Not really.